John Charles Robson

Published 5:18 pm Monday, June 15, 2020

FLOWOOD — John Charles Robson of Flowood died peacefully at home on May 24, 2020.

He was born in Ventura, Calif., the son of Henry Postlewaite and Anna Patrice Burns Robson, March 24, 1945.

John was a graduate of Cathedral High School in Natchez. He received an A.A. degree from Southwest Mississippi Junior College, a B.S.A. degree in business administration from the University of Southern Mississippi, an M.S. degree in accounting from the University of Southern Mississippi and a post-graduate certificate in professional financial management from Syracuse University.

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He served in the U.S. Army from 1968 until 1971 and was honorably discharged in 1974.  He was a certified public accountant who retired from the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers after a long career as an accountant and auditor.

He received the National Defense Service Medal from the U.S. Army and the Commander’s Award for Civilian Service, Achievement Award for Accounting & Finance, Teamwork of the Year Award, Special Act Award, Achievement Medal for Civilian Service, Suggester of the Year Award, and the Ernest Blankenship Professional Award from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers during his career.

John was preceded in death by his father, Henry P. Robson; mother, Anna Burns Robson; a sister, Gayle Poole; and brothers, Henry P. Robson, Jr. and Raymond K. Robson.

Survivors include Robson’s daughter, Beverly Robson Holloway of Jackson and her sons, Hayden Clifton Holloway, John Walton Holloway and Gray Thomas Holloway; a son, John Paul Robson and his wife Pamela and their children: Elizabeth Grace Robson, Meredith Claire Robson and John Paul Robson Jr.of Centennial, Colo.; sisters, Dottie Echols and Mary David and her husband, Butch, of Natchez; and two brothers, Emmett Robson of Natchez and Conner Robson and his wife, Catherine, of Oakland, Tenn.

Due to the current pandemic, no services are scheduled at this time. An announcement will be made later.

The family requests memorials to be made to the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.