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REV. TOMMY GENE ROBERTSON

September 13, 2021 at 3:45 p.m.

Rev. Tommy Gene Robertson, 85, went to be with the Lord Friday, September 10, 2021 while at John R. Williamson Hospice House after a brief illness.

Tommy was born in Oil Trough, Arkansas on January 10,1936 to the late Neil and Sylvia Robertson.

As a teenager he felt the call to the ministry; which led to his ordination in 1954 at First Baptist Church in Benton, Arkansas. He graduated from Ouachita Baptist University in 1957. In 1958, Tommy married his first love, Beverly Herzfeld. During their 42 years of marriage they had two daughters, Renee and Carol.

Tommy attended Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, receiving a Masters of Divinity in 1962. In his 68 years of ministry, Tommy pastored churches in both Missouri and Arkansas. He was the Director of Missions at the Liberty Baptist Association in El Dorado for 20 years. After his retirement from full time ministry, he continued to serve as interim and bivocational pastor to many churches in the area. He and Estelle Sewell married, in 2013, and enjoyed traveling and serving in the ministry together.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Beverly, and a brother, Lowell.

Survivors include his wife, Estelle; two daughters, Renee McCafferty, and Carol Dibenedetto and husband Nick; two step-sons, Jean Sewell and wife Patty, and Clark Sewell and wife Gretchen; five grandchildren, Sage, Eden and Ransom McCafferty, Vaughn and Joey Dibenedetto; seven step-grandchildren and eight step great grandchildren; a very special nephew, Gary Robertson and wife Paula; and brother-in-law, James Herzfeld and wife Margaret.

Visitation will be 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at Bailey Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 14, 2021 in the Chapel of the Bailey Funeral Home with Rev. Ken Overton and Rev. Robert Lee officiating. Graveside committal will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday at New Rosemont Cemetery, Benton, AR under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home of El Dorado, AR.

Family request that memorials be made to Liberty Baptist Association, Food Pantry Fund.

Please visit www.baileyfuneralhome.net to sign the online register book.

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