WINCHESTER - R.B. Robinson, was a WWII, Purple Heart and Oak Leaf Cluster veteran who survived against all odds, and helped to ensure the legacy not only of "The Greatest Generation", but also of generations to come. He will be remembered as a dear friend, terrific jokester, and faithFUL Christian. Always thinking of others, R.B. will be greatly missed. He was joyful, even in the end at 91, when he died unexpectedly on Sunday, Aug 18th, in his Lexington home. Many enjoyed his front porch hospitality, work ethic, and gratefulness for health and life. He was a hero to all who've met him. R.B. was involved in many circles of service including The Kiwanis Club for 50+ years, a Herald Leader "Has been" group member, and a founding member of The Lexington Landlord's Association. He also started Robinson Hardware, and provided real-estate advice and homes to many individuals. Married for 70 years to the late Martha Robinson; he was also a devoted father to his own family. He is survived by Pat (Donald) Stewart and Sue Walker of Lexington; Sandy (Bobby) Innes of Nicholasville, KY; and Bing (Betty Jo) Robinson of Frankfort, KY. He celebrated at every opportunity by loving his 9 grandchildren as well as 8 great-grandchildren. Visitation and graveside services will be conducted at 10am in the Lexington Cemetery at the Robinson Family Plot. Contributions may be made in memory of R.B.'s wife, to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Dr., Lexington, KY 40504. In care of arrangements is the Rolan G. Taylor Funeral Home, 289 S. Main St., Winchester, KY.
Published in Lexington Herald-Leader on Aug. 23, 2013