Mr. Robinson was a member of the Carpenter’s Local 225 and a 60-year member of the Masonic Order 683, Kansas Lodge. He retired from the construction business in 1991 after 35 years. Mr. Robinson served as mayor of the city of Waco for 12 years and as city councilman for eight years. He was a member of Five Points Baptist Church in Carroll County and a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in the Korean Conflict.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sisters, Maggie Webb and Jerlean Prater; brothers, John M. Robinson, Jelp H. Robinson and Hugh W. Robinson.
Survivors include his wife, Jacqueline “Jackie” Johnson Robinson of Waco; children and their spouses, Debra and Jim Griffith of Macon, Randy and Dianne Robinson of Stockbridge, Marty and Linda Robinson of Carrollton, Donna and Rich Chambers of Waco, Danny and Suzanne Robinson of Bremen; sister, Gladys Evelyn Casey of Waco; brother, James Olin Robinson of Bowdon; 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Services will be Thursday, Nov. 15, at 2 p.m. at Hightower Funeral Home in Bremen with Rev. Jason Hatchett and Rev. Ricky Shadrix officiating. Craig Payne, Oscar Whitt, Randy Robinson II, Taylor Griffith, Keith Hicks, Charlie Robinson, Jack Robinson, Jon Ross Haldeman and Patrick Robinson will serve as pallbearers. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park with military honors.
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