William Carroll Robertson, M.D.

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William Carroll Robertson, 89, of McGregor, Texas peacefully went home to his Savior Jesus Christ on Friday, September 15, 2023, and was reunited with his beloved wife, Dottie, of more than 64 years who passed on March 13, 2023.

Carroll was born in Waco, Texas on August 30, 1934 to Faye and Lester Robertson. He graduated from Waco High School in 1952.  He then attended Baylor University as a Pre-Med student where he was a member of Alpha Epsilon Delta, a National Honor Society for Pre-Med students and Beta Beta Beta, a National Honor Society of Biological Sciences.

After graduating from Baylor, he attended The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas where he graduated in 1960. While attending medical school, he met the love of his life, Dottie, who was attending SMU. They were married in 1959.

He returned to Waco planning to join his brother, Gene Robertson, in a medical practice in McGregor, Texas but was drafted into the United States Army. He was stationed at Fort Sam Houston, Texas serving as Captain providing medical care from July 1962 to June 1964. During this time, he also volunteered to serve during the Cuban Crisis and was awarded the Army Commendation Medal for meritorious service.

Upon completing his service, Carroll raised his family in McGregor, Texas where he lived the remainder of his life. As practicing physicians, he and his brother served McGregor and the surrounding communities for more than 35 years. They also built and serviced one of the first nursing homes, Westview Manor & Rehabilitation Center, in Central Texas later to add one of the first Alzheimer’s units in the area. Carroll had a passion for serving his patients often going on house calls and treating patients in his home.

Often referred to as “Doc”, Carroll was a people person who found great joy in relationships. He loved gatherings of family and friends. His grandchildren meant the world to him, and they always looked forward to spending quality time with their Grandpa. His first great-grandchild was born on May 2, 2023, and was able to see him several times before he passed. A nearby family farm was a special place to him. His family has many fond memories of times spent there. They especially remembered the many Thanksgiving gatherings enjoying each other, the food, watching football, hunting and fishing and playing games.  He remained a long-time Baylor Bear fan taking his family to many football games throughout the years. He also looked forward to his Thursday golf days and took home a tournament championship a time or two. Carroll will be remembered lovingly for his hard work, his positive attitude and his love and dedication to his family and friends.

Carroll was preceded in death by his loving wife, Dottie Robertson.

He is survived by his children, Laurie Gibson and Bill Robertson; grandchildren, Courtney Gallagher and husband Ross, and Carter Gibson; great-grandchild, Rhodes Gallagher; brother, Dr. Gene Robertson; bother-in-law, Dr. Ronald T. Alsup and wife Chris; nephews, Dr. Bud Robertson and wife Dee, and Steve Alsup; and niece, Jennifer Krefft.

The family would like to extend their sincere thanks and gratitude for the exceptional care provided by the staff at Visiting Angels in Waco, The Blake at Waco, Baylor Scott and White Hillcrest Hospital in Waco and Cornerstone Gardens Healthcare & Rehabilitation in Temple.

Visitation and viewing will be held on Tuesday, September 26 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Lake Shore Funeral Home, 5201 Steinbeck Bend in Waco.

A private family graveside will precede the memorial service.

The memorial service to celebrate Carroll’s life will be held on Wednesday, September 27 at 2:00pm at the First United Methodist Church, 500 Madison Ave. in McGregor. A reception will be held in the fellowship hall following the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Carroll’s memory to the First United Methodist Church of McGregor.

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  1. My deepest condolences to you and your family.

  2. Bill, I’m so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers if you need anything I’m here.

  3. A beautiful tribute to a life well lived.

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