DALLAS - Burl Clarence Robinson Sr. 87, passed away March 6, 2013, at Robin Johnson House.
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He was born July 10, 1925, in Chambers County, Ala., to the late Jesse Kirkland and Myrtle Raughton Robin-son.
Burl was retired from International Ladies Garment, a United States Army and Navy veteran serving in World War II and Korean Conflict. He was a member of Long Creek Baptist Church, Gaston Masonic Lodge 263, Bes-semer City American Legion Post 243, Scottish Rite Consistory, Oasis Shriners, Scottish Rite Research Society, White Shrine Judean 13, Hillbilly Clan #13, N.C. Sheriffs Association, Unite Southern Region, a Kentucky Colonel and Past Commander of Disabled Veterans.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Maggie Bell Michaels Robinson; two infant sons, a grandson, a brother, and a sister.
He is survived by his wife Myrtle Norton Robinson; son Burl "Butch" Robinson Jr. and wife Rhonda of Dallas, daughter Sherry Long Brown and husband Sidney of Gastonia; brother, Harold Robinson of Gastonia; four grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and his little friend Prissy.
His funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Friday at Long Creek Baptist Church, Dallas with the Rev. Jim Shaw offi-ciating.
Interment will follow at Gaston Memorial Park, Gastonia with military honors by Bessemer City American Le-gion Post 243 and full Masonic Rites.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Sisk-Butler Funeral & Cremation Services, Besse-mer City.
Memorials may be made to Oasis Temple Shriners Children's Hospital, 604 Douglas Mays Place, Charlotte, NC 28262.
To offer condolences, please visit www.siskbutler.com.
Arrangements by Sisk-Butler Funeral & Cremation Services, Bessemer City.
Published in Gaston Gazette on Mar. 7, 2013