Billy Ray "Robbie" Robinson, 74, of Willard, went to be with the Lord Saturday, March 22, 2008, in Willard Mercy Hospital.
He was born Nov. 28, 1933, in Floyd County, Ky., to Mae (Robinson) Spencer. He retired from Ford Motor Company in Sandusky after 38 years. He was a member of 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 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; six great-grandchildren, Chad Bivens, Kendadee Bivens, Paiten Riley, Parker Riley, Masyn Rager and Quinn Wicker; three sisters, Wilma Cooper of Pennsylvania, Brinda Usry of Florida, and Linda (Rick) Fields of Elyria, Ohio; and special friend, Bernie Smith of Norwalk.
He was preceded in death by his great-granddaughter, Hannah Marie Sallee-Riley; mother, Mae Spencer; sister, Jackie Slone; stepfather, Malcolm Spencer; brothers-in-law, Gary Cooper and Michael Ursy; and nephew, David Slone.
Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday in Secor Funeral Home in Willard, with services at 8 p.m.
Additional visitation will be from 9-11 a.m. Wednesday in First Freewill Baptist Church in Shelby; funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. with Pastor Herman Copley officiating. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery.
Condolences may be made to the family at secorfuneralhomes.com.