Bill loved to make others laugh with his quick wit and country charm. He never met a stranger and provided love and support to family and friends; many who called Bill their second dad or grandfather.
Bill grew up in Hartman, Arkansas where he graduated from Hartman High School in 1954. He stayed close with his graduating class of 26 students, and they met often throughout the years to reminisce. Bill attended the University of Tulsa and in 1959, met his wife of 56 years, Sue Robertson. While they were dating, Bill joined the Air Force National Guard and served at Tinker Air Force Base while also starting his 30-year career with Atlantic Richfield (ARCO) in oil and gas accounting.
In 1969, a work transfer brought the couple from Tulsa to Plano, Texas where they created a loving home for their children and formed life-long friendships through church, neighbors, and Plano Wildcat football.
As a founding member of Christ United Methodist Church Plano, Bill was the first treasurer, and served on various committees and ministries including building campaigns, House on the Corner, and was an active member of the Family Living Sunday School Class. When CUMC moved to the Coit Road location in 1996, Bill became Director of Facilities for CUMC, a position he considered his career’s true calling.
Bill enjoyed working on his cars, camping and traveling, Bluebell vanilla ice cream, peanut M&Ms, and keeping up with the latest financial news. He was quick to lend a hand, a tool, or a listening ear. He loved to make his grandchildren laugh and was always ready to show off their latest pictures.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents, James Hoyt and Annie Belle Robertson, his beloved wife Sue Robertson, and dear brother-in-law and sister-in-law Jack and Frances Honaker.
He is survived by his children, Lisa Robertson Tiesman (Chris Tiesman) and Scott Robertson (Kari Hoffman). He was “Poppa” to his grandsons Carter Tiesman, Clayton Tiesman, Caleb Tiesman, and Daxton Robertson. He was "Uncle Bill" to his nephews Richard Honaker, Michael Honaker and niece Debra Pool and their families. He is also survived by many friends he considered family.
A Celebration of Life at Christ United Methodist Church in Plano, Texas will be announced at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the following organizations:
Christ United Methodist Church Plano, Texas
Alzheimer’s Foundation of America - https://alzfdn.org
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