Floyd Eugene Robinson
1932 - 2016
Floyd Eugene Robinson

Hendersonville, TN

Age 83, went to be with the Lord on May 28, 2016.

He was born on August 10, 1932 in Nashville, TN to the late William Douglas and Arizona Box Robinson. Floyd was an entrepreneur and entertainer all his life. He was best known for his ability to play the guitar and he was the youngest member of the Grand Ole Opry, inducted at the age of 17.

He is also preceded in death by his son, Floyd Robinson, Jr. "Butch" (Shirley). He is survived by his brother, William Brannon Robinson; Loving wife of 66 years, Joyce Roberts Robinson; children, Sherry Robinson Peacock (Stan), Donna Robinson Decker (Rick); grandchildren, Timothy Herrington (Bridget), Joshua Herrington, Rachel Hendrix (Kevin), and Michelle Rainey (Ben); great-grandchildren, Timothy Herrington, Jr., Jayden Herrington, Alyssa Herrington, Brock Rainey and Hadlee Rainey.

All services will be private. For online condolences please visit hendersonvillefh.com

Published by Tennessean on Jun. 3, 2016.
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I will always remember the dad of my best friend Sherry. He took me, my sister and brother riding on his motorcycle and one unforgettable airplane ride. He had a big heart for children and his fellow man. I know he's making beautiful music for Jesus in Heaven. Rest In Peace . We will all see you again someday. Prayers for the family today and always....Diane Baker
Diane Baker
May 29, 2019
Joseph Wheeler
December 20, 2016
Joseph Wheeler
December 20, 2016
Joseph Wheeler
December 20, 2016
Joseph Wheeler
December 20, 2016
Joseph Wheeler
December 20, 2016
Joseph Wheeler
December 20, 2016
God took another great man and He only takes the best. Always in our prayers Joy The Wheeler's Joe & Kathi WE LOVE YOU. " We'll Meet Again Some Sunny Day."
Joseph Wheeler
December 20, 2016
Praying for the family for Gods comfort and peace.
Diane Baker
July 25, 2016
Sherrie and family, I'm so sorry for your loss. I just found out yesterday and wanted to send my deepest heartfelt sympathy. Your dad was such a nice person, always polite, always smiling. We (our family) go way back, lots of nice memories. I know Dady and Floyd were good friends for a lot of years. You all are in my prayers as you go through this great loss. With deep sympathy, Marsha (Coggins) Vick)
Marsha Vick
July 19, 2016
Floyd , I'll always cherish the time we spent together writing all those "Hit Songs". I'll Never Forget What's Her Name , the giant Love Song : I'll Always Be There For You (Unless I'm Somewhere Else) , and then there was that Monster Hit , Baby ,Your Breath Could Knock A Buzzard Off A Out House . The card and letter rolled in after that one ! Thanks Mom. Then there was all those years we played music on the road . We had to , nobody would let us in. all seriousness aside , When you see Jesus give Him a kiss on those nail scarred feet and tell Him it's from your ole buddy Steve. The world is a better place because of ya . Praise God you are Home ! Bless the Family
Steve Roberts
June 15, 2016
Sending our prayers and condolences to Floyd's wife and his family, especially to his brother Billy and Billy's wife Carolyn. We knew Floyd from our Sho-Bud days and through our long and great friendship with Billy and Carolyn. God bless him and may he rest in peace now and always. Leslie and Ron Elliott.
Leslie and Ron Elliott
June 10, 2016
My prayers are with my classmate Sherry and family. I remember working for Mr. Robinson at the Ye Olde Dairy Restaurant when it opened. Always encouraging with his positive outlook on life left an impression for a 17 year old just starting out. Job well done, sir.

Phil Russell
Stratford Class of '68
June 3, 2016
Floyd Robinson was my brother-in-law.
He had a tremendous effect on my life, especially my young years.
When he was dating my sister, he kindled my interest in the guitar. He gave me a three quarter size Martin guitar when I was very young. I was thrilled not only to get that guitar, but to think that it came from a Grand Ole Opry musician.
Floyd would come over to the house to date my sister, and he would show me a "lick" on the guitar. I'd practice it and show it to him on the next date. I remember the first song he taught me, "Little Liza Jane". I always wanted to learn to play like him. He was working with Little Jimmy Dickens back then. He inspired me to take lessons, and if I hadn't I probably would have never taken up the guitar.
I've enjoyed years of playing because of him. I think of him every time I play a gig.
Floyd was a very unique human being. There's not much in life that he hasn't tried and succeeded at. From playing music, to writing songs, to making hit records, to building houses, (including one for me and Joyce (wife), to building and owning several businesses, to managing properties, to flying airplanes, and the list goes on.
He squeezed a lot of living in his life and helped a lot of us along the way.
I am so glad he was a part of my life, and I have been richer for it. See you in Heaven Floyd!
Mike Roberts
Mike Roberts
June 2, 2016
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