Otto Lawrence Robertson Jr.
April 10, 1920 – June 11, 2018
Mr. Otto Lawrence Robertson, Jr. aged 98 of Birmingham, AL died on June 11, 2018. A 1942 graduate of Birmingham Southern College Mr. Robertson was a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. After college he enlisted in the United States Navy where he graduated from Midshipmen’s School at Northwestern University and the US Navy Diesel Engineering School, University of California at Berkley. During WWII he served as a Navy Lieutenant in the Southwestern Pacific aboard the USS William Ward Burrows as assistant Chief Engineer and the USS Mamo as Chief Engineer. He also served as Engineering officer on the staff of Commodore Blankenship. After the war he joined the Martin Marietta Corporation. In 1985 he retired as Director of Technical Services for the Southern Division of Lockheed Martin. During his career he became a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, and the National Society of Professional Engineers. In addition he was registered as a Professional Engineer in the state of California.
Preceded in death in 1988 by his wife of 41 years, Mary Dell Barnhill Robertson, his survivors include a daughter, Janice R. Stephens, her husband, Mark A. Stephens, a son, Phillip L. Robertson, his wife, Janet H. Robertson, three grandchildren, Adam L. Stephens, his wife Steffany A. Stephens, Mary Stephens Swysgood, her husband, Dustin S. Swysgood, Joseph E. Stephens, his wife, Anne M. Stephens and three great grandchildren, Jacqueline Adams, Adrienne Stephens and Annabelle Stephens.
A graveside service will be held on Thursday, June 14 at 10:00 a.m. at Elmwood Cemetery. The Reverend Dr. Ed Hurley of South Highland Presbyterian Church will officiate and Ridouts Valley Chapel will direct the service.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or the American Heart Association.
- Graveside Service Thursday, June 14, 2018