Paul Jene Robertson Sr.

October 8, 1925November 8, 2020

Paul Jene Robertson Sr., age 95, of Montgomery, Alabama passed away on Sunday, November 8, 2020.

Paul was born on October 8, 1925 in Mattoon, Illinois to Irma and Fred Robertson. He moved to Alabama when he was 6 years old. In 1942 he joined the Navy and served in the Pacific Theatre. While serving in the Navy, he married Wylodene Belew from Memphis, Tennessee. He is a graduate of the Wooddard School of Photography. In 1948 he moved to Montgomery and began working with Stanley Paulger, Larense Pierce, and Jay Leavell before starting his own photography business in 1951.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Wylodene. Paul is survived by his two sons; Paul Robertson, Jr. and David Robertson (Alicia). He has 4 grandchildren; P.J. (Joy), Harrison, Hunter Ryan, and David Robertson, Jr. (Katherine). He has six great grandchildren; Jacob, Bennett, Abigail, Chapman, Anne Burton and John Rucker Robertson.

He is Past President of the Dixie Lions Club, Goodwill Industries of South Alabama, Montgomery Professional Photographers Association and the Arthritis Foundation. He served as a board member of SCORE, the Montgomery Lions Club and the Blue Gray All Stars Football Classic. He is a member of Vaughn Forest Church. In his retirement he served as a volunteer with RSVP, Archives and History and the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts.

Paul enjoyed his friends in the Montgomery Lions Club and they bestowed the honor of Melvin Jones Fellow and Lion of the Year.

Current health concerns necessitate a family graveside service.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the ROBERTSON family.


  • Vaughn Forest Church
  • Montgomery Lion's Club


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Betty Joy Murphree

November 19, 2020

We shared so many wonderful memories with uncle Paul as I was growing up. He always made us feel special on our visits to Montgomery. Love and prayers to Paul, Jr. and David and their families.

Shirley Torti

November 17, 2020

From Tim Torti.
Uncle Paul was always so nice to us as kids. He would take us to
his studio and show us around town while we were in town.
My brothers Pete & Charlie & Sister Teresa share in remembering Uncle Paul's kindness. We loved him very much.


November 13, 2020

So sorry to hear of your loss blessings to all of you ....

Joan Brinsfield and your family at Capitol Filmworks, Inc.

Mark Massey

November 10, 2020

We are sending our deepest sympathy for the loss of Uncle Paul.He was a very special man and will be dearly missed. As a young man,Uncle Paul gave me (Mark)an opportunity in the photography business.Although,I didn't continue down that career path,it was a wonderful opportunity and I benefited from the experience immensely.I have fond memories of the time I lived in Montgomery and will cherish them forever.With love,Mark and Angie Massey.

Robert Carr

November 10, 2020

We were saddened to hear of the passing of our fellow Comrade Paul Robertson Sr. On behalf of all the Officers and members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of The United States - Post 96, our Prayers go out to the Family and Friends of our beloved Comrade Paul Sr.

Edward Davis

November 10, 2020

I loved to listen to Paul's stories. He knew so much about the history of Montgomery and many of the more colorful characters from Montgomery.
I don't know of any one that knew him that wasn't his friend. He will be sorely missed by all.

George Payne

November 9, 2020

Paul Sr.. so many thousands that knew you and thousands who never knew you captured theirs and our special moments. It was an honor every time I saw you or could distract you to get a big smile before your eyes moved back to be ready to capture the right moment. Thank for being there. Good family. See you in heaven. George Payne


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