Television and Movie star, Dale Robertson, a native of Oklahoma who died on Tuesday at the age of 89 will be cremated. His niece, Nancy Robertson told AP that her uncle will be cremated in a few weeks. Robertson died at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, Calif., following a brief illness.
Dale Robertson would want to be remembered as a father, a grandfather and an Oklahoman, she said.”He came back a lot when he was in Hollywood, and he came back (to Oklahoma) after retiring,” she said. “I remember him as a larger-than-life fellow,” she said. “When he was in town it was always very exciting. It always meant something magical was going to happen,” such as another actor.
He was born in July 14, 1923 to Melvin and Vervel Robertson in Harrah. He attended Oklahoma Military College at 17. He joined the U.S. Army and fought in North Africa and Europe during World War II. Robertson was wounded twice and awarded the Bronze and Silver Stars and the Purple Heart.