BESSEMER CITY - William R. "Bill" Robinson, 84, passed away June 3, 2012, at Gaston Memorial Hospital.
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He was born Dec. 27, 1927, in Honea Path, South Carolina, son of the late Howard and Lilly Mae Moon Robinson.
Mr. Robinson was a retired Building Contractor who owned Edgewood Townhouse Apartments and Son Sound Recording Studios.
He was a retired minister who had also written several books. "Bill" also served in the US Merchant Marines.
A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at Westview Gardens, Bessemer City officiated by the Revs. Scott Whitener and "Dick" Whitener.
The family will receive friends 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the home, 104 Bright Ave., Bessemer City, NC 28016.
Mr. Robinson is survived by: his loving wife, Nancy Pennington Robinson; son Michael R. Robinson and wife Carolyn of Bessemer City; brother, Ed-gar Ray Bridgeman of Bessemer City; sisters, June Stutts of Cramerton, Louise Burchfield, of Gastonia; grandchildren, Richard E."Ritchie" Robinson, Holly Blanton and husband Jon; great grandchild, Rylie Blanton all of Bessemer City.
Arrangements are with the West Chapel of Greene Funeral Service and Crematorium 216 Archie Whitesides Rd., Gastonia (704) 867-5521.
Published in Gaston Gazette on June 5, 2012