George E. Robinson
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MARION: George E. Robinson, age 90, passed away Saturday, July 21, 2012 at the Kingston Residence of Marion. He was born October 23, 1921 in Marietta, Ohio, to the late Dock Allen Sr. and Estella (Angus) Robinson and late step mother Viola (Thomas) Robinson.
From an early age, George was known for his compassion to always help and serve people. He began working in Marion at an early age delivering papers for The Marion Star. George's career included many years of work with Danner Buick followed by Inskeep Oldsmobile Buick as a mechanic and service manager. For over 10 years, after his retirement, George worked part-time at Marion Cemetery maintaining machinery and equipment.
George was also a World War II Veteran having served in the Army of the United States from 1942 to 1945. He served his country in the 467th Engineer's Corp, formed at Camp Shelby, Mississippi. He was in the China, Burma, India (CBI) Theater of Operations. George was stationed in many parts of the world, mostly the Pacific, and was a significant part of building the Burma Road during the War.
Upon returning from the War, George married Glendora Marie (Gulliford) Robinson on December 8, 1945. Prior to Glendora's death in 2005, George and Glendora were married for 60 years.
George is survived by one son, Gary L. Robinson (Carol) of Marion; three grandchildren, Kelly Robinson, Kyle (Shannon) Robinson, and Joe (Kim) Robinson; and four great grandchildren, Nicole and Emily Robinson, Halley and Jacob Robinson. He is also survived by brothers, Robert (Shirley) Robinson of Cardington, Clarence Robinson of Belpre; and sister, Dorris (Bruce) Elliot of Wellsburg, WV.
Preceding George in death were brothers, Carl Robinson, Dock Robinson Jr., Paul Robinson, Lawrence Robinson and Kenneth Thomas; six sisters, Geneva McGraw, Audrey Sybella Baer, Carol Layman Hartley, Sylvia Robinson, Ann Hunt, and Betty Jordan.
Friends may call at the Boyd-Born Funeral Home on Tuesday, July 24, 2012, from 6-8 p.m. The funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. in the funeral home. Pastor Charles Reed will preside. Burial will follow in the Marion Cemetery.
The family would like to thank Doctor Michael Hayes (and other doctors), Hospice, and the kind caring people at Kingston in Marion.
Memorial contributions can be made to Berean Baptist Church in Marion or the Alzheimer Disease Association.
Condolences may be sent to the family at: www.boydbornfuneralhome.com
Published in the Marion Star on July 23, 2012