Edwin Robertson, who helped start Stand in the Gap, died

HARROGATE, Tenn. (WYMT) - The man who helped start the Stand in the Gap movement and organization in Bell and surrounding counties died on Tuesday morning.

Members at Pump Springs Baptist Church in Harrogate tell WYMT Dr. Edwin Robertson died unexpectedly.

Robertson helped organize the Stand in the Gap march against drugs at the Cumberland Gap Tunnel and other events each fall.

He also helped set-up the free health care clinic Servolution in Claiborne County, Tennessee that serves Tennessee, Virginia and Kentucky.

Friends say he did many other community projects at local churches and jails.

"He will be terribly, terribly missed. I don't know how anyone will ever be able to fill the gap because he has touched thousands of lives, and today is a really sad day," said Sherry Lindsay, Friend of Robertson.

Creech Funeral Home in Middlesboro is handling the arrangements. Visitation will be Friday, August 1st starting at 4:00pm at the Pump Springs Baptist Church in Harrogate, Tennessee. The funeral will be Saturday, August 2nd at 11:00am also at the church.

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