Jack Robertson

November 12, 1950September 13, 2014

Jack Dean Robertson was born in Neosho, MO, on November 12, 1950, to Bill and Dixie (Maxey) Robertson while they were living there for a short time. Soon after his birth, they moved back to Enid, OK, where he grew up. At a young age, Jack surrendered his life to Jesus Christ.

After graduating from Enid High in 1969, he continued his education at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford where he received his BS degree in business and accounting. After graduation from SWOSU, Jack moved his lure manufacturing business to San Augustine, TX, and became on a fishing guide on Toledo Bend. While living in San Augustine, Jack met Janis DeZelle Sullivan and they were married January 1, 1977.

Jack was self-employed in the hunting and fishing industry for over 45 years. An entrepreneur since his childhood, he truly was a “Jack-of-all-trades”. In addition to sales, fishing and hunting, Jack’s passions were teaching Sunday School, supporting the mission of Life Action Ministries, counseling, and mentoring. He was an active member of Fredonia Hill Church for over 35 years.

Jack is survived by Janis DeZelle Robertson, his wife of 37 years; sons, Jeffrey Sullivan and wife Tracie; Jason Robertson and wife Amanda; grandchildren, John, Jake and Ellie Sullivan, Dixie Leigh and Jack Davis Robertson, all of Nacogdoches, TX; sisters, Sherry Hopkins and husband Bruce of Edmond, OK; Cindy Mayhew and husband Lee of Norman, OK. He is also survived by his father-in-law, James D. DeZelle; brother-in-law, James H. DeZelle and wife Rosemarie, all of Hideaway, Tx; 4 nephews and 3 nieces; as well as, special friends, Ben Holleman and Nancy Batzloff. Jack was preceded in death by his mother and father, and his mother-in-law, LaVaughn DeZelle.

A committal service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday, September 15, 2014, at Bethel Cemetery in Appleby, TX. His Celebration of Life service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, September 15, 2014, at Fredonia Hill Baptist Church, located at 1711 South Street in Nacogdoches, with Pastor Pat Kelly officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the Hospice of East Texas, 4111 University Blvd., Tyler, TX 7570-6623.

Online memories and condolences may be offered at

Services are under the direction of Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors, located at 5400 North Street in Nacogdoches.


  • Committal Service Monday, September 15, 2014
  • Celebration of Life Service Monday, September 15, 2014

Jack Robertson

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Glenda Kroll

September 22, 2014

So sorry I am late in learning of Jacks passing, but Jack was a God fearing man, so he is in the arms of God. Blessing to your whole family.
Glenda ( Shaklee) Kroll. Shreveport La

Danny Cullins

September 16, 2014

Incredible man! Fantastic combination of class and strength, extraordinary love for God and people, always working on another great idea! He will be missed but not forgotten!

September 16, 2014

Dear Family of Jackie,
I was very sorry to hear this news of a sweet childhood friend Jackie. We lived next door to him on Vine and grew up together along with Jackie's two sisters. I knew he liked to go fishing with his Dad, but didn't know he had a business involving fishing lures.
I have really good memories of the family, and remember when Dixie would give me some of her homemade chocolate chip cookies. I remember thinking how lucky Sherry, Cindy and Jackie were to have a Mom who was a great homemaker and liked to bake those cookies!
We are thinking of you all and praying for you also. Sincerely, John and Carol Ingram, Vance

Malinda (Dougherty) Brown

September 16, 2014

I knew Jack as Jackie-the kind,thoughtful and very handsome boy who lived three doors down from our family. We all went to Enid High together and even then,we all knew Jackie-and his whole family-to be wonderful, special people. I see his legacy is one of love and peace for all who knew him. What more can anyone leave that is more important? What a good guy!

Tena Dougherty

September 16, 2014

So sorry to hear of your loss. I knew Jack as "Jackie", our neighbor on Vine St. in Enid. He was a fine young man,caring and always willing to help. He will be missed. Tena Dougherty Cassity

Barbara Payne Bennett

September 15, 2014

So sorry to hear of Jack's passing. Thoughts and prayers....

Steve and Linda Christian

September 15, 2014

Jason and Amanda: We are so sorry about the loss of your dad. We just found out about it this morning. May God be with you and comfort you and all of your family in the days and weeks ahead. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Susan Bentley

September 15, 2014

Janis, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Gerald Stubbs

September 15, 2014

Janis and family, My thoughts and prayers are with you this morning. May god bless you as you deal with the loss of Jack. I will never forget Jack and have had great respect for him through the years. He will be missed by all.

Keith & Tonya Johnson

September 14, 2014

Jack was always so kind and welcoming to us every time we saw him. It was a honor and blessing to have known him.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.