Gene R. Robinson
Shreveport, LA- A memorial service celebrating the life of Gene R. Robinson will be held at 1:30 PM at Centuries Memorial Funeral Home on Saturday, November 16, 2013. A visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at Centuries on Friday, November 15, 2013.
After living a great life of almost 91 years, Gene went to his well-earned rest on November 13, 2013.
Gene was born in Mansfield, Louisiana, on January 8, 1923. He attended Bossier High School graduating in 1940. He then enrolled in Louisiana State University, where he attended school for two years before enlisting and proudly serving in the United States Army in the Pacific Theater from 1943 to 1946. Following his honorable discharge, he returned home and met his wife Billie on a blind date. They married on August 9, 1947. They then moved to Baton Rouge, where Gene resumed and completed his education at LSU graduating in 1948 with a bachelor's degree in geology. Following graduation, they returned to Shreveport, where Gene began his career as a geologist with Union Producing Company where he worked until 1969. He then joined Frank's Petroleum as a senior geologist before embarking on a successful career as an independent petroleum geologist. He loved the oil and gas business, in which he remained actively involved until the end of his life.
Gene was one of a kind. He was generous with his time and a mentor to many. He was a great friend and was always willing to help others. He loved to laugh, flirt and tell jokes. He loved all things LSU, especially Saturday night football games.
Gene was the patriarch of our family and much loved by his large, extended family, including those related by blood and those he "inherited" along the way. He was predeceased by his father, Eugene R. Robinson, Sr., his mother, Pearl Blue Robinson, and his sister, Mary B. Guice Norton. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Billie Smith Robinson; two sons, Mark and wife Kathy of The Woodlands, Texas, and Bert of Shreveport, Louisiana; and daughter Kay of Shreveport, Louisiana; six grandchildren, Blake Lackey and wife Whitney, Alison Lackey Jackson and husband Bill, Matt Robinson and wife Emily, Alissa Robinson Wheat and husband Josh, Austin Robinson and Kara Robinson; five great-grandchildren, Luke Robinson, Reid Robinson, Ava Jackson, Blake Jackson, and Logan Lackey. He is also survived by his brother Billy Ross Robinson and wife Pat; sister-in-law, Linda Smith Morehead; and numerous nephews. The family expresses our love and gratitude to Gene's wonderful caregivers, especially Nataki Parker Epps.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that any memorials in Gene's honor be made to the Tiger Athletic Foundation, P.O. Box 711, Baton Rouge, LA 70821, or the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.
As Gene always said, "stay in there and fight 'em".
You may share words of comfort with the family by visiting www.centuriesmemorialfh.com
Published in Shreveport Times on Nov. 15, 2013