Memorial services for David R. Robinson will be held Friday, May 3, 2013 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Stephens Funeral Home Chapel.
Memorial services for David R. Robinson will be held Friday, May 3, 2013 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Stephens Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, May 4, at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 600 South Airport Rd. in West Memphis. Isaac Bishop Sr will hold Bible discourse. David R. Robinson passed away on April 24, 2013 at age 64. He was born March 19, 1949 to David and Maxine Robinson in Marianna. On Feb. 26, 1990 he married Helen Marie Oliver. From that point on he led a life to learn, love, grow closer to Jehovah and lead his family, as Jehovah would want him to. His journey started in the small town congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses in Marianna, which led to his baptism on June 12, 2004 at the Memphis Mid-South Coliseum during the 2004 District Convention themed “Walk with God.” This dedication was a joyful and important day not only for him, but also for his spiritual brothers and sisters. Many knew of him and his passion in sharing the truth from the Bible and engaging in every opportunity for helping others to grow closer to Jehovah. He stood behind Jehovah's words and spending time with family and friends brought joyful times. His father, David, and three brothers Victor, Larry and Gary Lee preceded him in death. He leaves to cherish his memory, his mother, Maxine Robinson of Conway; by his wife, Helen Robinson of 23 years; five children, Ronald Oliver (Quanica), Tamera Oliver, Calvin Butler (Laquisha), Felicia Hall and Sekinia Oliver, who all will dearly miss him. Truly loved most of all is Miriam Oliver, who was sunshine on those sunny days. Brother Robinson had a total of 10 siblings, Rev. Danny Robinson (Gloria) of Helena, Terry Robinson and Linda Jordan (Mike) both of Conway, Jackie Robinson of Austin, Texas, Booker T. of Marianna, Glenda Robinson of Houston, Selena Williams and Angela Robinson, both of Dallas, Michelle Holmes (Earl) of Arlington, Texas and Tina Lott of Kansas. They will truly miss and remember their brother. He also leaves to remember him, 22 grandchildren and 33 nieces and nephews that came to call him Paw Paw or Uncle David. Services were entrusted to Stephens Funeral Home. Family and friends may post and share their memories of David Robinson at www.stephensfuneralhome1949.com.