Max Whitley Robinson, 81, passed away Monday, Dec. 31, 2012.
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He was born October 4, 1931 in Andrews to the late George and Nell West Robinson.
Max graduated from Gastonia High School in 1949 and retired from BB&T after 31 years of banking. He served as music director in several Gastonia churches. He was a member of the Golden Chorus and a life member of the Gastonia Concert Association board of directors.
He was a long-time member of Unity Baptist Church, Gastonia, and is currently a member of First Baptist Church, Gastonia.
He served four years in the Navy during the Korean War.
Max is survived by his wife of 53 years, Abby Gibson Robinson, of Gastonia; son, George Gibson Robinson, of Kings Mountain; daughters, Melissa Euchner (John) of Cleveland, and Cynthia Stelzig (Doug) of Rock Hill, S.C.; three grandchildren, Cath-erine and Clint Euchner and Kurt Stelzig; brother, Horace Robinson, of Dallas; sisters, Ann Wiley, of Belmont, Dorothy Walker, of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Martha Badger of Hurst, Texas; sister-in-law, Karen Jenkins (Charles) of Laurinburg; and brother-in-law, Harry Gibson, (Henrietta) of Gulf Breeze, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Jan. 4, at First Baptist Church, 2650 Union Road, Gastonia, with Dr. Ray Ammons officiating.
Entombment will follow at Gaston Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at Carothers Funeral Home, 312 W. Second Ave., Gastonia.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church Build-ing Fund, P.O. Box 6298, Gastonia, NC 28056.
Online condolences may be made at: www.carothersfuneralhomegastonia.com.
Carothers Funeral Home, Gastonia, is serving the Robinson family.
Published in Gaston Gazette on Jan. 2, 2013