March 22, 2008
202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 3/25/2008 14:00:00
Shelby O 44875 3/26/2008 11:00:00
Billy Ray “Robbie” Robinson, age 74, resident of Willard, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 22, 2008 in Willard Mercy Hospital. He was born on November 28, 1933 in Floyd County, KY to the late Mae (Robinson) Spencer. He retired from Ford Motor Company in Sandusky, Ohio after 38 years. He was a member of the First Freewill Baptist Church in Shelby, Ohio. He was a Plymouth – Shelby Mason. Mr. Robinson enjoyed fishing, hunting, going to church, gardening, running his vegetable and fruit stand, and spending time with his family.
He is survived by his wife, Linda Robinson, whom he wed on May 30, 1953; his children, Barbara (Kirby) Bailey, Terry (Pat) Robinson, Rita (Bob) Dove and Belinda Robinson all of Willard; 11 grandchildren, Stephanie (Tony) Jones, Melissa (Russel) Bivens, Craig (Stephanie) Riley, Ashley (Ryan Steinmetz) Bailey, Shannon Bailey, Jason Robinson, Billy (Heidi Slone) Robinson, Bethany Dove, Tyler King and Levi Beard all of Willard and Michael Robinson, stationed in Afghanistan; 6 great grandchildren, Chad Bivens, Kendadee Bivens, Paiten Riley, Parker Riley, Masyn Rager and Quinn Wicker; 3 sisters, Wilma Cooper of PA, Brinda Usry of FL, and Linda (Rick) Fields of Elyria, Ohio and a special friend, Bernie Smith of Norwalk, Ohio.
He is preceded in death by his mother, Mae Spencer, his sister, Jackie Slone; step-father, Malcolm Spencer; brothers in-law, Gary Cooper and Michael Ursy; nephew, David Slone; and great granddaughter, Hannah Marie Sallee-Riley.
Friends may call at the Secor Funeral Home in Willard on Tuesday, March 25, 2008 from 2:00 – 4:00 PM and 6:00 – 8:00 PM, where services will be held at 8:00 PM and on Wednesday, March 26, 2008 from 9:00 – 11:00 AM at the First Freewill Baptist Church in Shelby, Ohio. Funeral services will be held at the church on Wednesday at 11:00 AM with Pastor Herman Copley officiating. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.secorfuneralhomes.com
B.J., Melissa, & To all of your family at this difficult time, my thoughts and prayers are with you. I have very fond memories of the times I shared with you and you family that I will forever hold dear! God bless you all!!
My sympathy goes out to the family of Billy Robinson. Everyone will have difficulty at times, as can be expected, with the loss of a loved one or a friend. During these difficult times, the family needs to embrace each other and help each other as time will help heal the sadness or sorrow with losing a loved one. There are difficult times ahead as you begin to think about Billy not being at the family gatherings, summer events, or the holidays. One must remember though, he will be in your heart, your thoughts and your memories and that will be priceless. Those on earth have to keep in mind though, Billy is at peace now. He no longer has to deal with the pain, the illness, or the hospitals. GOD has taken Billy to the Almighty Heaven and accepted Billy into HIS arms. GOD is watching over the Robinson Family to help each and every one of you during this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family.
To the family of Billy Robinson, We are so sorry to hear of your loss. You have our heartfelt sympathy. May your God keep you strong through your time of greif.
We are so sad to hear of your loved ones passing. Our prayers are with you always. May you find comfort in knowing he is with God and feeling better. I’m sure is will watch over his family til you meet again. Much love to our friends Stephannie and Tony. We love you.
Margaret & Tony
Papaw, where do I begin. I could say so much to you right now if I just had one more day with you. I know you are in a much better place and you are no longer in any pain. But I miss you so very much that it hurts so bad. You were like my dad and that is how I will always remember you. You were truly the most amazing man that I ever knew. I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for the generous amount of love you showed me over the years and the values of life that you taught me. You taught me so much and I love you even more for that. I will try my hardest to raise my kids the way you taught not only me, but my whole family as well. So Papaw, you go rest now without anymore pain and I know that we will meet again someday soon. I will love you and miss you each and every day of my life. I LOVE YOU!!!
BJ, I am sorry to hear about the loss of your father. May God be with you and your family during this difficult time.
Our sympathy goes out to all the family of Billy Ray. We will keep you in our prayers and thoughts during this difficult time.
Patti and family.
Just let you know your in our thoughts and prayers!If you need anything im here in your time in need . Sorry for your loss.
God Bless You
I am praying that you will all find comfort knowing that your Precious Husband & Father is walking on the streets of gold and standing in the very presence of Our Lord & Savior. Today he is in paradise.
“There will be No Sorrow there, No More Burdens to bear, No More Sickness, No More Pain, No More Parting over there.”
I Love you all so much, and you are all in my thoughts and prayers.
To the family of Billy Robinson, I’m so sorry for your loss and will keep you in my prayers. God Bless. Muriel (Spencer) Johnson
Our thoughts and prayers during your time of sorrow. I am sorry I will not be able to attend services due to being on a business trip to Mexico City. May God bless you all.
Linda, Barb & family, You know how much I loved Billy. I loved how any time he saw me he would make fun of me for something or other. and he didn’t care where we were. I’m so sorry he’s gone. If any of you need me for anything just let me know. I know we aren’t family by blood but your whole family is my family. I love you all & i’m so sorry everyones loss. He was loved by all that knew him.
Growing up my dad always used to say “I’ve only known three ‘real’ men in my life. My father, my grandfather and Billy Ray Robinson.” It wasn’t until I was older that I ever completely understood that. I never grew up thinking that I didn’t have a grandfather even though my paternal and maternal grandfathers had passed. Papaw Bill & Mamaw Linda showed me enough love to last a lifetime. He was the greatest grandfather God could have ever given me. Papaw, thank you for loving me as if I were your own and for showing me what a true christian man really is. Your love for all of us and your love for Mamaw was nothing short of amazing. I’ll carry all of my memories with me forever. You truly were one of the best men I’ll ever know. So, go get some rest Papaw… walk the streets of gold and we’ll see you soon!
I already miss you so much Papaw and it’s only been 1 day. I wish you were still here with all of us. Today is Easter and it’s not the same without you. But we know that you are in Heaven walking around with Grandma and watching over us. I love you so much and can’t wait to see you again.
I’m praying for comfort and peace to surround you all as you go through this difficult time. No words or actions can surpass the comfort you will recieve by resting in the arms of Christ right now. I love you all dearly and you are all in my thoughts and prayers.
We just want to let the family know you all are in out thoughts and prayers through this difficult time.
I am so sorry to hear about Uncle Billy, Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you through out this difficult time. We love you all, he will be truly missed.
Keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers.
Linda and Family,
I am so sorry for the loss of Billy Ray. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We love you! If you guys need anything, let us know.
We are so sorry to hear about Uncle Billy Ray. We know he is with Jesus in heaven now and he’s suffering No More. We are praying that God will comfort all of you during this difficult time. We love you all.
Papaw you are my hero and my inspiration without you i really don’t know how to go on. I know you are in a better place now and i know that some day i will see you again but until then i know you are with me always. I love you so much rest now you don’t have to suffer any more and soon we will meet again. I love you so much.
I wanted to share with you, one of my favorite memories of my Uncle Billy. I was just out of high school and I moved from Florida to Ohio and when I was going to visit him, he had asked me what type of car I drove and when I said something other than a Ford, you know what happened next… he said, “if it’s not a Ford, you can’t park it in my driveway, you will have to park it up the hill”. He was serious too… but it was snowing so he ended up letting me park near the driveway. Thanks Uncle Billy, I will never forget you and I will always love you. Hopefully you will all think of some of your favorite memories to celebrate the life of an amazing Husband, Father, Papaw, Brother, Uncle and Friend.
Linda and Family, I’m so sorry to hear about
Billy Ray. I loved him like a brother. I’m
sorry that I won’t be able to make it to the
viewing and the funeral because of health reasons. But please know that my love, thoughts,
and prayers are with you all in this time of
sorrow. May God watch over you and comfort you.