WILLIAM PETERSON ROBISON William Peterson Robison of Wilmington, NC died Saturday, February 8, 2014. He was born April 18, 1925 in Ailey, Georgia the son of the late Margaret Peterson Robison and Louis Ryals Robison. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Maryann Oakley Robison, and two brothers, John Louis Robison and Dr. Robert Wilbur Robison. Dr. Robison attended The University of Georgia and was a graduate of Mercer University and earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia. He was certified by The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Robison served his country honorably in The United States Army during World War II. He had his private practice of psychiatry for 18 years in Augusta, Georgia and served as Clinical Professor at the Medical College of Georgia. From 1978 until 1991 he served as The Clinical Director of Southeastern Mental Health Center, retiring in 1991. At age 70, he began writing novels, of which two are published. Dr. Robison was a member of First Presbyterian Church and a Life Member of the American Psychiatric Association. Surviving are his three children, Robert Dean Robison and wife Sheila of Gainesville, Georgia, Marvin Oakley Robison and wife Margaret of Wilmington, North Carolina, and Marguerite Robison Williamson and husband George of Wilmington, North Carolina; nine grandchildren, Forest Taylor Robison, William Reid Robison, Ross Oakley Robison, Justin Hunt Williamson, Ryan McMillan Williamson, and Mary Anna Williamson, all of Wilmington, North Carolina, Robert Dean Robison, Jr. and Jacob Flanagan Robison, of Gainesville, Georgia, and one great granchild Landon Joel McClung of Wilmington. The family would like to recognize Retha David, a special friend and caretaker to Dr. Robision, who took wonderful care of him over the past eight years. In addition the family would like to recognize other special caretakers; Lynn, Toni, Gloria, Selena, Paulette, Melissa, and Shakoya. A Memorial service will be held at 11 AM, Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at First Presbyterian Church officiated by Dr. Ernest T. Thompson, III. Private interment will be at Oakdale Cemetery. Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church Pastor's Fund, 125 S. Third Street, Wilmington, NC 28401 or to the William and Maryann Robison Nursing Scholarship at Cape Fear Community College, 411 N. Front Street, Wilmington, NC 28401. Online condolences may be at www.andrewsmortuary.com
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Published in the Wilmington Star-News on Feb. 10, 2014