Mr. Theodore Roosevelt "Ted" Robinson, 101, of Lancaster, widower of Willie Mae Payne Robinson, passed away Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, at Morningside of Lancaster.
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He was born March 17, 1913, in Lancaster, a son of the late Rev. Samuel Festus Robinson and Annie Donie Wright Robinson.
Mr. Robinson served our country during World War II in the U.S. Navy aboard a destroyer. He was very active at Second Baptist Church, serving as choir member, chairman of the board of deacons, Sunday school teacher and brotherhood director.
Mr. Robinson also loved sports and still attended high school and college ball games, with football being his favorite.
A service to celebrate the life of Mr. Robinson is 3 p.m. today, Aug. 24, at Second Baptist Church, with the Revs. Dr. Brian Saxon and Larry Helm officiating. Burial with military honors will be in the Lancaster Memorial Park.
Mr. Robinson is survived by two daughters, Deanna Ellis and her husband, Reecel, and Judy Kirk and her husband, Wayne, all of Lancaster; four grandchildren, Alan Kirk and his wife, Sheila, Robin Standley and her husband, Matt, Donia Turk and her husband, John, and Kristy Mabe and her husband, Jeremy; and eight great-grandchildren, Jordyn Ellis, Grant & Lana Kirk, Cora Standley, Sydnie and Noah Turk, Willa and Ona Mabe.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a grandchild, Joel Shea Ellis.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. today, Aug. 24, at Second Baptist Church and other times at the home of Wayne and Judy Kirk.
Memorial contributions may be made to Second Baptist Church, 1426 Great Falls Highway, Lancaster, SC 29720.
Notes to the family may be made at www.lancasterfuneralhome.com.
Lancaster Funeral Home & Cremation Service is serving the family of Mr. Robinson.
Lancaster Funeral Home & Cremation Service - Lancaster
709 North White Street Post Office Box 339
Lancaster, SC 29721
Published in The Lancaster News on Aug. 24, 2014