Kenneth Robinson, 76, of Odessa, Texas, passed away Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016. |
Kenneth was born in Big Spring on Aug. 10, 1939, to Bill and Birdie Mae Robinson and graduated from Garden City High School in 1957. He married Karen Salmon Sept. 1, 1967, in Crane, Texas.
He worked in the oilfields of West Texas for most of his life. He was part owner of SRS Corp. in the boom years of the 1980s and finished out his career with Waters and Waters of Goldsmith. He loved to fish, but his greatest love and joy was his grandson, Jake.
Kenneth is survived by his wife Karen of Odessa; his son, Randall Wayne Robinson of Austin; his daughter, Suzanne Robinson Phillips, son-in-law, Will Phillips, and grandson, Jake William Phillips, all of Elgin, Okla.; five sisters, Deanie Craft of Garden City, Deborah Robinson of Big Spring, Becky Robinson Curnutt of Lubbock, Betty Davis of Coahoma and Birdie Wooten of San Angelo; seven brothers, John Robinson of Garden City, Richard Robinson of Eunice, N.M., Gary Robinson of Austin, Jim Robinson of Eldorado, Melvin Robinson of Robert Lee, Jerry Don Robinson of Fort Worth and Loren Robinson of Kingsland; his mother-in-law, Patsy Salmon of Odessa; a sister-in-law and her husband, Janis and Freddie Southerland of Odessa; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Birdie Mae; a brother, Bill Robinson; and two sisters, Viola Hillger and Mary Hillger.
Special thanks to Star Hospice and Deerings Nursing Home, both of Odessa.
No services are planned at the request of Kenneth and his family. In lieu of flowers, donations to the
in Kenneth's honor are appreciated. Condolences may be sent to the family online at acreswestfuneral.com.
Published in Big Spring Herald on Jan. 6, 2016