BONHAM - Funeral services for Buddy Robinson will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 9, 2014 at alanagan-Watts FUneral Home Chapel in Marietta, Okla. with Pastor Brett Alberda officiating.|
Mr. Robinson, age 89, passed away Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at the Clyde Cosper State Veterans Home in Bonham, Texas. Interment, with military honors, will follow in Lakeview Cemetery, Marietta, under the direction of Flanagan- Watts Funeral Home.
Buddy was born on September 22, 1924 in Marietta, to the late Nina Jackson and Luther Robinson. He was a member of the United States Army and proudly served during World War II. After returning, he married Mary Lee Oliver on May 13, 1951 in Colorado City, Texas. They resided in Westbrook and Lamesa, Texas before moving to Sherman in 1968.
He then continued his career as a pumper with Chevron Oil Company, retiring in 1987 after 23 years of service. He greatly enjoyed watching his grandchildren grow and being a part of their lives. He was an avid horseman enjoying time spent with family and friends at play days, rodeos, horse shows, and gathered around campfires on trail rides.
Buddy is survived by his two daughters, Carolyn Schmitz and husband Burl of Sherman, Lawana Downs and husband Mike of Van Alstyne; six grandchildren, Chris Schmitz of McKinney, Heather Schmitz of Sherman, Guinnevere Simons of Bells, Mike Downs, Jr. of Tom Bean, Trey Downs of Sherman and Shelby Downs of Denton; along with nine great-grandchildren; and sisters, Edna Hill and Bonnie Glenn of Marietta.
Buddy was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Mary Lee Robinson; parents, Nina Jackson and Luther Robinson; brothers, Raymond, George, and Billy Robinson; and one son, Wayne Robinson. There is no doubt that Buddy, as well as many others born of his generation, was a testament of the Greatest Generation. He will be missed.
Casket bearers will be Mike Downs, Burl Schmitz, Trey Downs, Chris Schmitz, Mike Downs, Jr. and Kirk Simons.
The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until service time on Friday at Flanagan-Watts Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the
. The online register book can be signed at www.wattsfuneralhome.com
Published in The Herald Democrat from May 8 to May 9, 2014