Jack Warren Robinson
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Jack was born on January 24, 1932 in Danville, LA and passed from this life together with his wife Thelma Brewster Robinson on January 22, 2013 in an auto accident at Athens, TX.
Jack left behind Sons: Rodney Glen Robinson and wife Peggy of Quitman, LA; Darrell Robinson and wife Susan of West Monroe, LA; Keith Robinson and wife Peggy of Vicksburg, MS. Stepdaughters: Stacia Emerson and husband David of Dallas, TX and Shannon Brown and husband Joseph of Ruston, LA.
Jack is also survived by Grandsons: TSGT David Warren Robinson and wife Sarah of Newport, VA; Michael Glen Robinson of Quitman, LA; and Adam Emerson of Dallas, TX, granddaughters: Tobie Prejean of Carencro, LA; Christina Watts and husband Rev. Paul Watts of Franklinton, LA; Melinda Robinson of Jena, LA; Lindsey Wagley of Lafayette, LA; Brittany Anderson of Vicksburg, MS; Lauren Martin and husband Bob of Mobile, AL; Michaela Emerson of Dallas, TX; McKenna Brown of Ruston, LA; and thirteen great-grandchildren. Brothers: L. L. (Slick) Robinson of Quitman, LA; Clyde W. (Peanut) Robinson of Jonesboro, LA; Sisters: Betty Jean Carpenter of Saline, LA; Robbie Lou McConathy of Quitman, LA; and Janice Driggers of Indian Springs, Ohio.
Jack was preceded in death by his parents Warren and Dora Louise Greer Robinson, his wife of 58 years Christine Alexander Robinson and sisters; JoAnn Abercrombie and Helen Rivard.
Jack graduated from Friendship High School in Friendship, LA in 1950 and began a short career as a truck driver at Hodge, LA then enlisted in the U. S. Air Force in 1953, retiring in 1973 with the rank of Chief Master Sergeant (E9) as an Avionic Superintendent and Combat Crew Member. Military service assignments included Korea, Vietnam, Japan, England, Texas, Arkansas, Ohio, and Maine. Awards and Decorations include air medals with 3OLC as an Airborne Maintenance Tech (AMT) on Combat mission in Vietnam, Meritorious Service, Commemoration Medal, Korean, Vietnam Service medals, and the Combat Crew Badge.
After retiring from the Air Force in 1973, he began a 27 year career with CenturyTel in Olive Branch, MS as a supervisor and progressed through the positions of Manager, Division Manager and Vice President for telephone companies in Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas in 1981.
In 1981, he moved his family back to Christine's birthplace, Jackson Parish, and went back to his roots of gardening, Church work, and activities at BAFB, and community service with Friendship High School ground (Southern Baptist Association) and commuted to work at various headquarter locations for CenturyTel.
In 1984, he transferred to Monroe, LA as Vice President of Telecom Operations retiring in 1997. He was retained as a consultant for several years in the area of acquisitions of new telephone companies in mid-west northwestern states.
Jack and Thelma married in 2012. They had a very active life exercising, traveling, visiting family and attending Cook Baptist Church in Ruston, LA.
Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. January 25, 2013 at Edmonds Funeral Home in Jonesboro, LA. Funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. January 26, 2013 at McDonald Baptist Church in Jonesboro, LA.
You may view our website and send condolences at www.edmondsfuneralhome.com
Published in The News Star on Jan. 25, 2013