Phocion John Robinson
1920 - 2020
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Phocion John Robinson (Robbie) finished his earthly journey on Wednesday June 10, 2020 at home with family at his side. He was born December 31,1920 to Anna and Reid Robinson in Belzoni, Mississippi. His parents relocated the family to Gary before he entered kindergarten. He is a graduate of Froebel High School class of 1940, attended Xavier University in New Orleans and honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy. Phocion was the first African American Milkman employed by Dixie Dairy. He later became a surveyor for Lake County and retired from the City of Gary working in the departments of Engineering & Housing Conservation. He is preceded in death by his parents; son Phocion Jr.; sisters Mildred James and Sara (Dr. Walter)Johnson. Memories will be forever cherished by devoted wife Emma, of 64 years; 2 daughters Dr. Lucille Washington and Phocia Jean (Bobby) Jackson; 4 grandchildren Md/JD Allen Dennis Jr. of Atlanta Georgia, Frederick Washington of Nashville, Tennessee, Laurie Washington of Midlothian , Illinois and Elizabeth Washington of Greenville, Mississippi; 5 great grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews , other family members and friends; loving caregivers Teresa Hamblin and Charlotte Dorsey. Interment Evergreen Memorial Park hobart, Indiana.

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Published in Post-Tribune on Jun. 21, 2020.
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June 22, 2020
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
Key E Johnson
June 22, 2020
May the peace and love of God sustain everyone touched by the life of Phocion John Robinson. Cherish the precious memories of your beloved, who shared so many experiences of love and life.
Our condolences are heartfelt to every one of you.
The Ernestine May Family
Atlanta, GA
Ernestine May
June 20, 2020
Love u Granddaddy and Miss u very much ❤
Elizabeth Washington
June 18, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
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