Virginius "Jack" Orville Robertson III

December 22, 1935July 3, 2019

COLUMBIA Virginius Orville “Jack” Robertson, III died on July 3, 2019.

Jack was born on December 22, 1935 in Lynchburg, Virginia to Kathleen Richardson Robertson and V.O. Robertson, Jr. He graduated from E.C. Glass High School and went on to attend Duke University, where he was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. He graduated from Duke University in 1958 and was an avid Duke Blue Devil fan.

In 1960, Jack married his high school sweetheart, Angie Elizabeth Morgan, and moved to Columbia, South Carolina. He worked for Dillard Paper Company for 40 years. Outside of work, Jack enjoyed tennis, snow-skiing, fishing, and photography. More importantly, he enjoyed spending time with his family. Jack was also a member of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, where he served as a docent. He will be remembered as an honest and kind-hearted man.

In addition to his parents, Jack is predeceased by his wife of 50 years, Angie Robertson. He is survived by his children, Elizabeth Robertson Wynne and her husband, Pat, of Midlothian, VA; Cole Robertson Lubkin and her husband Walter of Beaufort, SC; and V.O. “Rob” Robertson, IV and his wife, Meredith, of Columbia; five grandchildren, Patrick, Jack, and Luke Wynne, Ben Lubkin, and McRae Robertson.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. A celebration of life service will be held on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral. Interment will take place in the Columbarium. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Parkinson Association of the Carolinas, 1515 Mockingbird Lane, Suite 1055, Charlotte, NC 28209 or to Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 1100 Sumter Street, Columbia, SC or a charity of one’s choice.

The family would like to thank the staff and Jack’s friends at The Palmettos, especially his friend Sara Loyd, for the love they have shown him over the past few years. The family would also like to thank the 6th floor nursing staff at Providence Hospital and the nurses of Hospice Care of South Carolina for the compassionate care they provided to Jack during the final days of his life.

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  • Visitation Tuesday, July 9, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Service Wednesday, July 10, 2019


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Jeff Goodwyn

July 10, 2019

He was a great man and big part of my childhood. Marci and I are out west and are sorry we can’t make the funeral.

Ann Summer

July 9, 2019

Libba, Cole, and Rob: so sorry for your loss. I loved living across the street from Jack and Angie for 13 years. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.

Joey Copley

July 8, 2019

Jack Robertson was a "Class Act"!!! And his Family Too!!

He had a wry wit to him and was a caring individual. I always enjoyed our conversations. My Dad always held him high on his list and me too! His Angie was a "Sweetie" and their kids Awesome...

Joey Copley

G. Flynn Bowie

July 6, 2019

Angie and Jack were wonderful friends all of the years our family lived in Columbia. They are both missed and I extend my deepest sympathy to Elizabeth, Cole, Rob and the entire family. You are in our prayers.
G. Flynn Bowie

Ben Jones

July 6, 2019

Rest in Peace Jack. So many fond memories growing up visiting with your family in Lynchburg, at the beach and stopping in from Jacksonville. You are a good man and led a wonderful life.

Marylee Svezia

July 6, 2019

Jack was a kind, loving man who raised a kind, loving son. I am so happy Rob is my niece Merediths’ husband and father of my great-niece McRae. RIP Jack❤️