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ROBINSON, Jr., 70
LAKELAND - Ernest G. Robinson Jr., 70, of Lakeland, passed away Mar. 23, 2013 due to cancer. Ernie was born in Canton, OH and moved to Lakeland in 1999.
After serving in the US Army for four years as an electronics engineering instructor, serving in Africa, he began his career as a professor with Southern Texas University and then as professor and department head at Houston Community College where he taught for 25 years retiring in 1999.
He attended Unitarian Universal Church, enjoyed working at home with computer programming, and listening to the "oldies" music.
Ernie is survived by his father, Ernest Sr., his life partner of 34 years Eddie Heard, a brother Gary Robinson and wife Cathy, sisters-in-law Lisa Daughtry, Terry Jo Smith, Missy Waters, brother-in-law Tim Anthony and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother Dorothea Robinson and his sister Mona Robinson.
Friends are invited to a visitation at Gentry-Morrison Funeral Home, 5245 US 98 N., on Wednesday, Mar. 27 from 1:00 to 2:00 pm. Funeral services will begin at 2:00 pm, with burial to follow at Serenity Gardens, Lakeland, reception at VFW Hall, U.S. 98 N, following services.
In lieu of flowers, donations to North Lakeland
Cancer Center would be appreciated.
3350 Mall Hill Drive
Lakeland, FL 33810
Published in Ledger from Mar. 27 to Mar. 28, 2013