Edward Lee Robinson Sr.
Ed Robinson was a much loved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, nephew, and friend. He passed peacefully from life on earth on April 10, 2017 at the age of 76 years, 9 months, and 24 days after a long battle with bone marrow cancer. He was born in Mt. Carmel, Illinois to Roy Ed and Mary Louise Lucas Robinson, the first of 3 children. He graduated from Farmington (NM) High School and briefly attended Grand Canyon College before serving as a military policeman in the US Army. His primary career was in the oil field, where he achieved his goals of becoming an engineer and the district manager of an international service company. He subsequently worked in real estate, auto parts, and owned a small business. His first marriage produced four children. He later met Judy Stancil Robertson, to whom he was married for over 30 years. He was a great dad to her three sons. Although he enjoyed hunting and off-road exploration, his major leisure activity was RVing. He and Judy made many wonderful trips throughout the US and Canada in their motorhomes, including two trips to Alaska. Spending time with family was always important. He also maintained contact with many friends over the years, and was considered a good neighbor, always willing to help others. His wit and sense of humor were well known, as was his ability to fix almost anything. Ed is pre-deceased by his dad, Roy Ed Robinson, his stepdad, Dilly Wilson, and his sister, Sue Arnold. He is survived by his wife, Judy Robinson; Children Skip Robinson(Michelle), Dana Dudley(Bob), Kristi White (David Kinsler), Heather Norris(Matt), Weldon Robertson (Becky), Monte Robertson, and Jeremy Robertson (Mandy); seventeen grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren, as well as his mother, Mary Lou Wilson; his sister, Pamela Robinson; special nieces Doylene Garvey, Deonna Bloomfield, and Kerri Alderman-Larsen; his uncle Donnie Lucas; step-sister Linda Garrett; step-brothers Jerry and Jim Wilson; numerous great nieces and nephews, cousins, and friends. Ed was a Christian, and a member of Mt. Sylvan United Methodist Church. He was secure in his faith and the assurance that death is not the end. He was appreciative of the many good people and times in his life. Several gatherings of family and friends in the weeks preceding his death were enjoyed and appreciated. A memorial service will be held at 1 pm on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at Mt. Sylvan UMC, Highway 110, near Tyler, Texas. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to The University of Texas Cancer Treatment and Prevention Center, Hospice of East Texas, or charity of choice.
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