Henry Clay Robertson III ’61

Henry Clay Robertson III ’61, of Charleston, S.C., entered into eternal rest on Feb. 12, 2012. Husband of Vida FitzSimons Robertson, 42 1/2 Barre St., Charleston, SC 29401, Robertson was born Nov. 30, 1939, in Charleston, S.C., the son of Henry C. Robertson, Jr. and Elizabeth Lebby Robertson. He graduated from Davidson and the Medical University of South Carolina. He received his medical training at MUSC and Grady Memorial Hospital. He was board certified in internal medicine and cardiology. He served as president of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society and was a member of the following: the Widows and Orphans Society, fellow with American College of Cardiology, American Medical Association, S.C. Medical Association, Charleston County Medical Society, Medical Society of S.C., American Society of Internal Medicine, and Southern Medical Association. He served as a lieutenant commander as a physician with the U.S. Navy from 1967-69. He was in private practice in both Savannah and Charleston from 1972-97. He was director of The Citadel Infirmary from 1987 until his retirement in 2005. Robertson was a lifelong member of St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, where he served as senior and junior warden. He served on the Diocesan Council and was chairman for the Department of Youth and College Ministries and the board at Saint John’s Mission Center from 1988 until present. He was very involved in Cursillo. He was a member of the Carolina Yacht Club, where he worked tirelessly to encourage and promote youth sailing. He organized and was captain of the Charleston Sunfish Fleet. Other civic and social memberships included the South Carolina Society, St. Cecelia Society, the Charleston Rotary, and the Charleston Breakfast Clubs. He was vice chairman of the board of directors at Trident Academy. He is survived by his wife; one daughter, Vida Barnwell Robertson; one son, William Lebby Robertson (Krista); one grandson, Jackson Lebby Robertson; and one sister, Ross Haddon Robertson (Margaret Dear). He is preceded in death by his son, Henry Clay Robertson IV.