Robert T. “Bob” Robinson, 55, of Mount Vernon, Illinois went to Heaven surrounded by his family at 4:50 P.M. April 26, 2018 at SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital in Mount Vernon, Illinois. He was born May 26, 1962 in Herrin, Illinois to the late James Cleveland and Juanita Marie (Whitecotton) Robinson. He married Karen Loss on May 19, 2002. They were blessed with 15 years of marriage before he preceded her in death.
In addition to his wife, Robert is survived by his sons, Robert Robinson, Jr. of Benton, Illinois, Aaron Robinson and wife, Megan of Benton, Illinois, and Timothy Robinson of Chester, Illinois; daughters, Codie Kimmel and husband, Tyler of Benton, Illinois, Emily Robinson of Mount Vernon, Illinois, Sarah Robinson and Fiancé, Chris, Jessica Donovan and husband, Frankie, and Lexi Robinson all of Mount Vernon, Illinois; ten grandchildren, Peyton Robinson, Robert Robinson III, Brayden Robinson, Bridget Robinson, Tallie Choisser, Bailey Robinson, Addilee Donovan, Oliver Robinson, Lincoln Kimmel, and Allan Burris; brothers, Denny Robinson and Wife, Shirley, Kenny Robinson and wife, Pam, David Robinson and wife, Linda, Steve Robinson and wife, Trisha, all of Mount Vernon, Illinois and Rick Robinson and wife, Lori all of Paducah, Kentucky; sister, Candy Pedigo of Benton, Illinois; and several nieces and nephews also survive.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Jim Robinson, and John Robinson, and brother-in-law, Dennis Pedigo.
Robert worked in the deli at Kroger in Mount Vernon until his failing health. He loved spending time with his family, his kids, and grandchildren. He loved the Lord and was strong in his faith. Robert had an infectious smile and never met a stranger. He was a coach for the Benton wrestling program. Robert loved golfing, fishing, camping, and watching Bethel volleyball. He brought joy and laughter to everyone he met. Robert will be missed dearly by all who knew him.
Visitation: 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Monday, April 30, 2018 at Mount Vernon Baptist Temple in Mount Vernon, Illinois. Celebration of Life Service: 10:30 A.M. Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at Mount Vernon Baptist Temple with Reverend Tim Reynolds officiating. Interment: Bethel Cemetery in Mount Vernon, Illinois. Memorials: may be made in Robert’s honor to the Robinson family, in care of Aaron Robinson.
Call Hughey Funeral Home at 618-242-3348 or visit hugheyfh.com for further information.