Roger Robinson

Obituary
  • "Roger, You will be missed by all your Brothers and Sisters...."
    - Clara Jean Beck
  • "Pop I love you very much.. any person would be proud to..."
    - Victor. A. Quinones
  • "It was great visiting you at Little Roger's only wish we..."
  • "I will love you forever grandpa! You are/we're the most..."
    - Joanna Swiderski
  • "My deepest sympathy goes out to the Robinson family on the..."
    - Thomas Phillips

Roger James Robinson, age 76, of Leavenworth, KS died Saturday, June 9, 2018 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital surrounded by his family. Born August 20, 1941, in Springville, Utah. He was the son of the late Elmer and Jennie (Hughes) Robinson.

Roger grew up in Mapleton, Utah with his many siblings. Roger was the 7th of 14 children. He joined the U.S. Army on January 21, 1959 at the age of 17, and served for 30 years. He served 3 tours in Vietnam. He received the Bronze Star, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal (2 Oak Leaf Cluster), Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross and so many others. He retired in 1989 at USA Disciplinary Barracks TRADOC, Fort Leavenworth, KS at the rank of MSG/E-8.

Roger married Carol Ann Bates on December 3, 1961. They were happily married for 47 years until Carol's death in 2008.

Roger enjoyed fishing, playing cards, especially poker, telling jokes and making people smile and laugh. He loved spending time with his family, children, and grandchildren. He was wise, kind, and loving but still tough as nails. He liked to stay busy and was always doing something for someone else. Thats who he was! He was so much to so many, it's impossible to put it all into words.

Roger was preceded in death by his wife Carol, Granddaughter Kristina, two siblings and his parents.

Roger is survived by his 5 Children; Wanda (Victor) Quinones, Scott Robinson, James (Brandy) Robinson, Traci (Ali) Altubalil all of Junction City, KS and Son Roger (Kristi) Robinson of Eudora, KS and 13 Grandchildren; Charles Acosta, Victor Quinones, Delina Perry, Roger (Kim) Robinson Jr., Samrie Robinson, Joanna (Matt) Swiderski, DJ Tinsley, Angel Tinsley, Travis (Cassie) Tinsley, Suhaley Altubalil, Jassim Altubalil, Christopher Steele, Alyssa Robinson and 24 Great-grandchildren.

The family will be having a private memorial service.
Published in Lawrence Journal-World on June 13, 2018
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