Ben Robertson, age 94 of Maryville, passed away Tuesday, August 31, 2021 at home. Former member of Maryville Church of Christ, member of Eastside Church of Christ, where he served as an Elder at both. Ben served in the United States Army Air Corp from 1945 until 1946 during World War II. He graduated from Tennessee Tech University in 1950 with a B.S. Degree in agriculture. He was manager of Blount County Co-op from 1951 until 1963. He owned Sterling Seed and Supply and co-owner of Foothills True Value Hardware and Foothills Ace Hardware. Ben was one of the founders of CBBC Bank and served on the board for 46 years. He was a member of Chiania Association, Blount County Beef Cattle Association, Blount County Soil Conservation, and served on the City of Maryville Planning Comission. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Preceded in death by: Wife, Mary Elizabeth Robertson; Son, Thomas Trent Robertson. Survivors include: wife, Juanita Robertson; Children and Spouses, Philip & Peggy Robertson of GA, Nancy & Barry Weathers, Dr. James & Joyce Robertson all of Maryville; Grandchildren, Philip L. Robertson, Molly McCullers, Amy Weathers Myers, Jason Weathers, Joshua Robertson, and Ashleigh Jervis; Eleven Great-Grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Family and friends will assemble for graveside service and interment at 1:00 PM on Sunday, September 5, 2021 at Grandview Pavilion. Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Maryville, 865-983-1000, www.SmithFuneralandCremation.com.
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