Mike is preceded in death by his parents, Mary Lou and Bobbie Ray Robertson, and sister Mary Lyn Ubaudi. He is survived by his son Brandon Robertson of St. Louis, MO and 8 siblings: Bill Farris, Brenda Robertson Steinhauer, Butch Farris, Coena Ferguson, Jim Robertson, Kathy Brown, Kent Robertson, and Linda Robertson Hope.
Mike was born to Bob and Mary Lou on November 19, 1949, in Sterling, Illinois. He spent much of his childhood in Collinsville, IL, where he became an expert at billiards in the local pool halls. He became so adept at the sport that it is once rumored that he defeated the legendary Willie Mosconi “Mr. Pocket Billiards” in a pickup game in Chicago, IL. He later played pool competitions in the St. Louis area with great success and continued to refine his skills until just days before his death.
Mike received basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, MO and served in the United States Army from 1971-1975. He had fond memories of living in Miami, Florida after leaving the military and soon returned home to rent a house in Brentwood, MO, which he would eventually buy from his landlord and spend the rest of his life there. would live for years.
Mike became a successful salesperson, business owner and always kept coming up with ideas for the next venture. His ventures include working for Lee Paper Company, selling cleaning products for Chemco Industries, and a variety of entrepreneurial endeavors. In the early 2000s, he loved working with his son Brandon at his own LLC, Class Action Lawsuit Consultants.
Mike loved baseball, the St. Louis Cardinals, and Stan “The Man” Musial was his childhood hero. He shared that passion with his son, Brandon, and one of their proudest achievements was attending 33 consecutive opening days together. Mike also liked to play baseball and was a talented catcher. So much so that he joined an Over-40 League in the early 1990s, where he was proud to have caught for former Cardinals pitcher, Pat Perry. Mike wasn’t a homerun hitter, but he was happy to reveal that he had the team’s highest batting average.
While Mike lived in Brentwood for over 40 years, he couldn’t stay in one place for too long. Mike had an insatiable urge to explore. He traveled the world and some of his favorite places were San Diego, CA, Tampa Bay, FL, Costa Rica and Thailand. He loved the beach, golf, poker and going “all in” in every aspect of life.
There are no words to describe how much Mike loved music. He kept the same Elvis Presley pocket knife in every car he owned. Mike was an amazing dancer and spent countless hours showing off his moves, making his way through line dancing all night long. Some of his favorite places to dance were Incahoots in St. Charles, MO and Wild Country in Collinsville, IL. In his later years, he enjoyed music festivals where he felt welcomed and loved by countless friends. One of his last wishes was that his ashes be scattered in Astral Valley in the Missouri Ozarks, where he attended many festivals.
There will be no funeral or memorial service at Mike’s request. Instead, if you find yourself at a concert with “something to lean on and a good view of the stage,” know he’s with you. In his honor, we know Mike would love it if you became an organ donor. Donations on behalf of Mike can be made to Ocean Conservancy at oceanconservancy.org. Mike and his unique appearance will be sorely missed.
Published by St. Louis Cremation – Downtown from January 22 to January 23, 2022.