Robertson, Silas Marion Jr.

WWII Veteran Was President Of Greenspan-Robertson

  • Saturday, June 26, 2004

Silas Marion Robertson Jr., 88, of Signal Mountain, died on Thursday, June 24, 2004.

He was born in Rutledge, Ga., on Dec. 1, 1915, to Silas Marion and Idel Robertson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by Pamelia Harwell Robertson, his wife of 61 years. They moved to Signal Mountain in 1948, where they lived and raised their family.

He was also preceded in death by his two sisters, Clyde Robertson Cauthen and Ruby Robertson Duke.

Mr. Robertson graduated from Madison A&M College and attended the University of Georgia School of Law. He served in World War II in the 3rd Division of the U.S. Army under Gen. George Patton.

He was president of Greenspan-Robertson Inc., a local insurance and real estate agency in the Chattanooga area. He was actively involved in the life of Signal Mountain Presbyterian Church, where he served as elder, deacon emeritus, trustee and a longtime member of the Becking Bible Sunday School Class. He was also founder and chairman of the Signal Mountain Fire and Police Christmas Fund, past president of the Signal Mountain Golf & Country Club, a member of the Signal Mountain Lions Club, the Chattanooga Board of Realtors, the Insurors of Tennessee and various other community organizations.

He is survived by his four children and their spouses, Pam and Dennis Moses of Brentwood, Tenn., Del and Tom Francescon of Signal Mountain, Rob Robertson of Athens, Ga., and Ken and Annie Robertson of Harrison; nine grandchildren and spouses, Lara and Scott Whitaker, Brandon Moses, Matt Moses, Josh Moses, Justin Moses, Zach Moses, T.W. and Laurel Francescon, Adam Francescon and Sarah Francescon. In addition to his children and grandchildren, he also is survived by several nieces and nephews.

A resurrection service will be at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, June 28, 2004, at Signal Mountain Presbyterian Church with Dr. William E. Dudley officiating.

Visitation will immediately follow the service in the Greeting Room.

Memorial contributions may be made to Signal Mountain Presbyterian Church, Alexian Healthcare or your favorite charity.

Arrangements are by North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, 5401 Highway 153. Please share your thoughts and memories at

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