Russell Dean Robinson

September 11, 1935 ~ May 16, 2019 (age 83)


Russell Dean Robinson, 83 of Dover, Arkansas, passed away Thursday morning, May 16, 2019 at his home, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Baxter Springs, Kansas to Russell Oliver and Mabel Pendleton Robinson on September 11, 1935. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Marjorie Morton; daughter-in-law, Annie Robinson.

Russell lived a full life of working and taking care of his family. He enlisted in the Air Force at 17 during the Korean War. He was an Aviation Mechanic and Flight Engineer on the "Flying Boxcars" C-119 traveling to 28 countries. He was in the 60th Troop Carrier Wing, 12th Troop Carrier Squadron. Retiring from the US Army Corps of Engineers after 37 1/2 years, he worked as an insurance inspector and then as a parts delivery man for Napa Auto Parts. He was a volunteer Fireman for over 27 years leaving many a Sunday dinner to get cold. 

Survivors include: The love of his life, for almost 60 years, Carol Baker Robinson; his sons and their families, Russell & Brenda Robinson, Ronald and Eva Robinson, Donald and Susan Robinson, Daniel and Sara Robinson; grandchildren, Eric and Russell Joe, Angelia, Mindy, Lila, Lisa, Ronald Matthew and Sarah, Jordan, Jessica, Jeremy, Courtney, Lacy and Skylar, Layla; numerous great and 38 great-great grandchildren; one sister, Nola Meese and several other friends and family.  

His visitation will be at 5-7pm Friday, May 17, 2019 at Russellville Family Funeral.  The Graveside Funeral service will be 1pm Saturday, May 18, 2019 at McFadden cemetery in Dover. Arrangements are under the direction of Russellville Family Funeral. 

Pallbearers will be Russell, Ron, Don, Daniel, Matthew and Jeremy Robinson.

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