Jimmy "Robby" Curtis Robinson, "has slipped the surly bonds of earth and touched the face of God".
He left this world on Sept. 8, 2006. He came into this world April 11, 1937, in Sullivan, Ind., the son of Archie Paul Robinson and Margaret Curtis Robinson. He was raised in Sullivan and attended Sullivan High School. As a young man he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. While in the Navy and served as a Corpsman attached to the Marines. He was discharged after two years serving in the Navy Reserves. He then joined the Air Force. It was during this tour that he was stationed in Vietnam and was there during the Tet Offensive. He was very proud of his service to his country. He continued his military career with the Air Force until his retirement in 1978. Following retirement he worked as a maintenance technician for CBS for a few years, before his civilian retirement began. He was a very loving husband, father and grandfather.
June 20, 1965, he married Cheryl Stearley Robinson. They renewed their vows in 2005 in the Center Point United Methodist Church.
He was a life member of the VFW 1127 and a past member of the American Legion Post 2. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, watching television with the family and playing Euchre.
Survivors include his wife Cheryl of Center Point; son Jimmy Curtis Robinson II of Terre Haute; daughter Kara Diane Hendricks and husband Darin of Center Point; one granddaughter Samantha Renee Hendricks; three sisters, Peg Shelton, Sally Stranahan and husband Fred, and Kandi Miller and husband Tony all of Shelburn; three brothers, Archie Robinson and Steve Robinson both of Fairbanks and Terry Robinson of Shelburn; many nieces and nephews and extended family.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother Ronny Robinson; two brothers in law, Don Shelton and Toby Stearley; and his mother in law and father-in-law, Glen and Lillian Stearley.
Services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the Center Point United Methodist Church with the Rev. Myron James officiating. Burial will follow at Center Ridge Cemetery in Sullivan. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at French Funeral Home and again one hour prior to services at the church. Post a heart of condolence at www.frenchfuneralhome.com