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Joseph Deacon Robinson, 82, of Elizabethtown, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, at his home, surrounded by his family. Mr. Robinson was a member of Memorial United Methodist Church in Elizabethtown and a past member of Irvington United Methodist Church. He was a former member of Harned United Methodist Church, where he served as Sunday school superintendent. He is a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War era and a member of American Legion Post 113. He retired with 33 years from Olin Chemical Plant in Brandenburg. He was a lifelong Kentucky resident, farmer and a proud Kentucky Colonel. He was an avid golfer, woodworker and fisherman. He enjoyed watching sports with his family and especially when cheering on the Cats. He was preceded in death by his parents, Owen and Ruby LeGrande Robinson; a brother, Owen Robinson Jr.; and a son, Edwin Joseph Robinson. Survivors include his devoted wife of 60 years, Marian Powell Robinson of Elizabethtown; four children, Deborah (Rob) Robinson of North Carolina, JoLynn (Jerry) Shipp of Elizabethtown, Pamela (Don) Cox of Elizabethtown, and Michael (Cathy) Robinson of Elizabethtown; he is a proud Papaw of nine grandchildren, Justin (Nisha) Sipes, Ryan (Clara) Sipes, Ashley (Adam) Atcher, Jason (Mary Katherine Rigby, fiancee) Shipp, Alison Cox, Joseph "Joe" Cox, Amelia Cox, Joshua Robinson and Joseph "Jody" Robinson; and four great-grandchildren, Norah Sipes, Evelyn Sipes, Landon Atcher and Chase Atcher; and four sisters, Ruth Buck of Lexington, Norma Butler of Harned, Nona Dean of McQuady and Sue Stiff of Owensboro. Funeral services are pending under the direction of Trent-Dowell Funeral Home in Hardinsburg. Expressions of sympathy make take the form of memorial donations to Hosparus of Kentucky, the American Cancer Society or Harned Cemetery.
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