ROYALTON -- James "Luke" Robinson, 88, died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, at his grandson's home in Mulkeytown.
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Services will be at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, in Gilbert Funeral Home in Christopher with Sister Linda Godfrey officiating. Interment will be at a later date in Hallidayboro Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
A dinner will be at the home of Jason and Khrystie Walker on Illinois 148 after the services.
Mr. Robinson worked at Menard Prison for 15 years and also worked as a police officer in Royalton, Hurst and Bush, as well as a coal miner.
He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was of Baptist faith.
He was born Nov. 13, 1924, in Royalton to Luther Whitley and Willie Claire (Carr) Robinson. He was married to Peggy (Sterns) Robinson, and she preceded him in death.
Survivors include his daughter, Peggy Walker of Mulkeytown; grandchildren, Taffi Robinson Simone, Jason and Khrystie Walker and Keith Walker; great-grandchildren, Addison Claire Walker, Evan Lucas Walker, Autumn Rose and Savannah Rose; and sister, Sarah Loeh of Zeigler.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; three children, Cheryl Robinson, Franko Robinson and Raymond "Buster" Robinson; and one brother, Raymond Robinson.
For more information, visit gilbertfuneralhomes.com.
Published in The Southern Illinoisan on Jan. 8, 2013