Thomas B. Robertson, Jr. was born February 7, 1938 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was the second of three children born to the union of the late Thomas B. Robertson, Sr. and Iris B. Middleton Robertson.
Thomas departed this life on May 10, 2017 at the age of 79.
He studied Catholicism the early part of his life. He joined New Jerusalem Baptist Church and was baptized in 2001 under the leadership of Dr. Rev. Damon Lynch, Jr. While at New Jerusalem, he joined the 8 0’clock Choir for a brief moment & participated in the Prayer Vigil and Boys to Men Choir.
Tom was educated in the Cincinnati Public School System and he continued his education at the Ohio Mechanic Institute, a branch of the University of Cincinnati Raymond Walters. Tom was a very intelligent man and he worked for General Electric in Evendale, OH for 38 years. While at G.E. he was on the Japanese Think Tank Team, where he received many awards for his brilliant ideas and suggestions. In addition to the Japanese Think Tank Team, he developed a department at G.E. called Kitting. This department made the job of building Jet Engines run more smoothly by allowing a more organized distribution of parts.
Tom was a great man that cared for the welfare of his family and was an inspiration to many. He was a great thinker, jokester and could always make you laugh. During his lifetime he was an outstanding Heavy Weight Boxer. At the age of 49 he almost made it to the Olympics, but didn’t, due to the lowering of the Olympic age criteria. Tom also played Semi-Pro Football and had an opportunity to try out for the Green Bay Packers, but had to decline due to family responsibilities. He played on the G.E. Basketball Team and was also on a Bowling League. Tom loved to sing and was the Bass Back-Up Singer for the Isley Brothers before they became famous. After retiring he assisted his son with coaching little league football.
Tom had a passion for traveling, especially Cruising. He and his lovely wife Maude of 59 years have been on 14 cruises and have traveled throughout the United States. He also traveled to Canada, Jamaica, Mexico and Aruba and with his church to Brazil, Argentina, Hawaii and Alaska.
Preceding him in death were his parents, his 2 sisters Krystal Jones and Iris Khan, 1 nephew Kyle Jones, 1 granddaughter Kristina, 5 aunts & 2 uncles.
Tom leaves to cherish his many memories, his loving and devoted wife Maude, Cincinnati, OH; son Chris (Sandi) Robertson, Cincinnati, OH; daughters Kimberly (Willie) Austin, Cleveland, OH; Sonia (Joseph) Jackson, Alexandria, VA; Kimberly (Jimmie) Moncree, Dayton, OH; 11 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren, 2 nephews Amir Khan, Palm Harbor, FL & Raymond Khan, Miami, FL; 1 great nephew & 1 great niece; Special Aunt Lucile Middleton, Cincinnati, OH; and a host of other family members and friends.
New Jerusalem Baptist Church
Friday, May 19, 2017
11:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m.
26 W North Bend Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45216