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Russell Dean Robinson

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.

Obituary and online guestbook are available at www.russellvillefamilyfuneral.com.


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So many memories from the marine terminal to fighting fires& just being a great friend!! My thoughts and prayers to Carol, boys, and their families!! Love you, all Sue Jones

Sue Jones Nov 18 2019 12:00 AM

We just found out about your dad passing. We sure hated to hear that. If we could have, we would have sure been at the funeral, but in case you didnt know, we are living in the UAE right now. My dad sure thought the world of him. Know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Reece and Leanne

Reece Hogins May 23 2019 12:00 AM

Condolences and prayers from the Don Edge family.

Don Edge May 21 2019 12:00 AM

SENDING LOVE AND PRAYERS FROM THE DON EDGE FAMILY..

DON EDGE AND FAMILY May 21 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Russell Robinson

Paula Hardin May 19 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Russell Robinson

Sue Roberta& family May 17 2019 12:00 AM

Special man and now a special Angel... Very blessed to know him, Carol and the whole family. Going to miss that smile and running into him all over town. RIP Russell Dean... forever remembered and loved.

Darla Herman May 17 2019 12:00 AM

A Small Spathiphyllum was ordered on May 17, 2019

Expression of Sympathy May 17 2019 12:00 AM

RUSS WAS A TERRIFC BOSS FOR A LOT OF YEARS, THERE WON'T BE ANOTHER ONE.. BLESS YOU CAROL AND YOUR FAMILY... THE CORPS PEPLE HAVE LOST A TRUE CARING SOUL. BILLY TAYLOR AND FAMILY, ATKINS, AR

Billy Taylor May 17 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Russell Robinson

Joey Meimerstorf May 17 2019 12:00 AM

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