Billy Gene Robinson age 81 a resident of Good Samaritan Society of Barbour County and a former resident of Rt. 4 Philippi passed away on Sunday, December 12, 2010. He was born April 4, 1929 in Simpson, WV a son of the late Dick Robinson and Jessie (Whitehair) Emerson. Surviving is:
Former wife, Annabell Lucy Robinson
Three daughters, Jessie (Sis) Tacy, Philippi
Annie Darnell and husband John of Belington
Mary Jane Alexander and husband Scott, Philippi
Three sons, Clarence Ray (Dink) Robinson and wife Linda, Rt. 1 Moatsville
Joseph (Joe) Gene Robinson and wife Stephanie, Columbus, OH
Rick Robinson and wife Billie, Elkins
One sister, Della Wheeler of Marion Co.
20 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren
Mr. Robinson was preceded in death by two sons Billie Junior Robinson and William Buddy Robinson, and one brother, William Junior Taylor.
Mr. Robinson was a coal miner at the Marra Mines at Bear Mountian, worked for the WV Department of Highways, and was a former gravedigger for Stemple and Forman Funeral Home. He served in the US Army during WWII, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, riding his 4-wheeler, and scooter.
Friends will be received at the Wright Funeral Home 216 N. Walnut St. Philippi on Tuesday, December 14, 2010 from 5-8 p.m. and Wednesday, December 15 from 8 a.m.- 8 p.m. and Thursday, December 16, 2010 from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. the service hour with Rev. Dr. Robert Sisler officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Vernon Memorial Cemetery with military honours being accorded.