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Earl Robertson passed away September 12, 2023, at the age of 85 at his home in West Plains, MO, surrounded by his family. He was born on February 2, 1938, in West Plains, Mo, the son of Sydney Earl (Ernie) Robertson and Cleo (Smith) Robertson.

He was united in marriage to Wanda LeBaron on August 3, 1968. Together they raised three daughters; Jill, Vicki and Traci.

He is survived by his wife Wanda and daughter Vicki of West Plains, MO; daughter Jill (Mike) Teregis of Coeur d’ Alene, ID; daughter Traci Robbins of Fullerton, CA; grandson Ryder Robbins; grandsons Chris and Kevin Teregis, great grandson Zeke Teregis; brother in-law Robert Tipton of Willow Springs, MO; sister in-law Jayne (Ken) Kane of West Plains, MO; brother in-law Terry (Linda) LeBaron of Mountain Grove, MO, and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernie and Cleo; sister Dorothy Richards of Willow Springs, MO; sister Zoe Ann Hauth and husband Leland of Phoenix, AZ; sister Kaye Tipton of Willow Springs, MO; mother in-law Agness Hill of West Plains, MO, and sister in-law Gene Ann Booth of Cumming, GA.

Earl was a member of Curry Street Church of Christ. He worked for Hood Corp/HCI for 44 years retiring as a Vice President.

Earl was an avid golfer not only achieving 1 but 4 holes-in-one. After retiring he enjoyed various activities such as RV’ing to 47 states, wood working, going to auctions, teaching his California grandson Ryder the Missouri way of life. Earl was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone.

Earl’s sense of humor will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. He was blessed with a life well lived.



  1. Amber Redburn
    September 16, 2023 @ 11:06 am

    Wanda, Vicki, Jill/Mike & Family, and Traci/Ryder,

    My Deepest Sympathy to all of you at this time with the passing of Earl. He was a wonderful caring individual who had a beautiful smile and a wonderful personality. He will be missed. At this time prayers for comfort, peace, strength, and encouragement and may God bless all of you.
    In Christian Love,
    Mrs. Amber Redburn


  2. Jessica
    September 18, 2023 @ 1:44 pm

    My deepest condolences to all of you. So glad that you had that time together at the end. Of course, it’s never enough, but fortunately we will all be together in heaven again. Love to you all.


    • Doug James
      September 18, 2023 @ 6:00 pm

      Always a friend, we enjoyed the occasional lunch together.


  3. Mike and Diana Pace
    September 18, 2023 @ 6:12 pm

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our deepest sympathy.


  4. Bekah
    September 18, 2023 @ 7:46 pm

    It was an honor to grow up around Earl. He was an amazing father and mentor. May God comfort and keep the family♥️


  5. Mary Beth
    September 18, 2023 @ 7:56 pm

    My heart and prayers are with all of you at this time.


  6. Nydia
    September 19, 2023 @ 12:40 pm

    To quantify the love seems moot…This loss hits hard. To have grown up in his home was such a blessing. The memories rush in and fill my heart with gratitude. He gave us so much in patience and trust. He tolerated our shenanigans time and time again and when he’d had enough he gave us that “Settle down stare”. His love for each of you was always so evident. My childhood was made more precious by Earl and Wanda and love and care they gave!! Although each of you is grieving…bathe yourselves in every memory and allow his sweet spirit to soak your hearts. The legacy he leaves is vast and wide and touches many of us. We are praying for each of you. Let the outpouring fill your cups while the ache and longing linger. I love you all deeply ???? forever one of Earls adopted daughters!!! #thesquirlsquadforever????️


  7. Glenna Kentch
    September 20, 2023 @ 11:32 am

    So sorry about Earl. We just heard about his passing today. He was a childhood friend of Leon’s.


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