Rev. R. John Robinson went to be with his Lord on Friday, January 4, 2013 after a long illness. He was born in Berkeley, California on May 17, 1942. Rev. Robinson was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Sharon; two sons, Robert (Ashley), and Joseph (Amy); one daughter, A. Helene Robinson; two sisters and one brother; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Rev. Robinson was a pastor for forty years and retired as pastor of King of Kings Free Will Baptist Church in Lynchburg and the First Southern Methodist Church also of Lynchburg. He is a veteran of the United States Marine Corp and the Army National Guard. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Southern Methodist College or the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation. A memorial service will be held January 12, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at the King of Kings Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. Brandon Baber and Rev. Will Strong officiating. Arrangements Burch-Messier Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 317 W. Main Street, Bedford, 540-586-7360.