Born June 26, 1921, in Corbin, Ky., son of the late Leonard and Hazel Martin Robinson, he was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in 406h Bombardment Squadron Sixth Bombardment Group during WWII, and received the Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon with three Bronze Stars, the American Theater Ribbon, the Good Conduct Medal and the World War II Victory Medal. He was a carpenter in home construction and his hobbies were fishing and gardening.
On Dec. 1, 1945, in Corbin, he married Ilene Lee, who preceded him in death on Dec. 14, 2006. He was also preceded in death by one brother, Thomas Robinson.
Survivors include one son, Michael E. Robinson and wife, Barbara, of Paris, Tenn.; one daughter, Linda K, Gatewood and husband, Tony, of Kennett; two sisters, Lois Keck, of State College, Pa., and Phyllis Peace, of Ohio; five grandchildren, Joshua Robinson, Jean Robinson, James Robinson, Krista Jett and husband, Michael and Kelly Ward and husband, J.L., and three great-grandchildren, Ainsley Jett, J.J. Ward and Zachary Ward.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Thursday, June 21, at the Fowler-Sullivan Memorial Chapel in Neelyville, Mo.
Graveside services with full military rites will be held at 11:30 a.m., Thursday, June 21, in the City Cemetery at Poplar Bluff.