Memorial page for our founding member Gordon Robertson.

Feb 17, 2022 | Blog, President's Message, Trinity River Blues Society

Memorial page for our founding member Gordon Robertson.    

Gordon was a founding member, a true source of inspiration and a great friend to us all.  He passionately gave so much of his time to our mission and work.  Gordon was there from the beginning when we incorporated in 2016 and through all of the 501(C)(3) designation work that needed to be completed.  Gordon helped in all areas of the society.  Our events are where he especially excelled and was instrumental in the establishment of the North Texas Blues Challenge.  We still miss him but his spirit is always with us as we keep moving along with our mission to celebrate and support Blues music in North Texas.  

Gordon’s obituary-  

Gordon James Robertson of Aurora, IL, resident of Hudson Oaks, TX, passed away in his home on Monday, April 29th, 2019. With his wife and two daughters by his side, he crossed over at 7:07 am. He was 66 years old.  

Gordon is best known as the founder and ride director for the Ride for Heroes: a bike ride and community event in Parker County to benefit the volunteer fire departments and first responders. As an enthusiastic blues lover and drummer, Gordon served on the board of the Trinity River Blues Society, which helps uncover talent of local blues artists. Gordon truly had a passion for volunteerism, spending many years teaching English and offering assistance to refugee families, and helping people recover from addiction.  

Gordon explored the spiritual side of life, earning his degree from Maharishi University of Management. After studying under the Indian guru, best known for his influence on The Beatles, Gordon is a certified teacher and life-long practitioner of Transcendental Meditation.  

His passing comes just two weeks after the 30th wedding anniversary of he and his devoted wife, Virginia Robertson. He also leaves behind his Pride and Joy, his two daughters Jessica and Lisa Robertson.  

His death is preceded by his parents, Marilyn and William Robertson, and older brother Bill Robertson. Mourning his death are his sister and brother-in-law Caroline and Larry Peterson and nephew Andrew Polfleit; brother Tom Robertson; brother and sister-in-law Dave and Megan Robertson and their two daughters, Rachel and Grace; niece and nephew Scott and Stephanie Robertson, children of Bill Robertson and Karen Temple.  

Gordon left his body to the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center to study the aggressive form of cancer which took him to quickly.