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Willard Robinson

October 4, 1935 — July 5, 2013

Willard Eugene (Gene) Robinson, age 77, of Sparta, TN passed away Friday, July 5, 2013 at Cookeville Regional Medical.

He was born October 4,1935 in Sparta, Tennessee to Lemmie Van Robinson and Gurna Lee Luna Robinson.

Mr. Robinson served his country in the United States Navy, also was an active member in his later years with the Masonic Lodge.

Preceded in death by parents; brothers, Erbie Bethel Robinson, Hebron Robinson, Joe Bell Robinson, L.V. Robinson and Floyd J. Robinson; sisters, Veta Mae Robinson Evans and Hallie Ray Robinson Howell.

Survivors include loving wife of 53 years, Geraldine Robinson; children; Donna Carol Robinson Brownlee and husband John, Daren Eugene Robinson and wife Carolyn and Patricia Denese Robinson Bass and husband David Sr.; brother Johnny T. Robinson; grandchildren, Deanna Jill Savage Williams and husband Devin, Christian Anthony Bass, Adam Johnathon Bass, David Bass Jr., James Taylor, Chet Taylor, Amy Reagan and husband Shawn and Amanda Dyer and husband Kevin; great grandchildren, Kevin Dustin Dyer, Marrisa Renae Moggo, Charlie Moggo, Rebakah Nichole Reagan and Ashely Beth Reagan; a host of nieces and nephews.


Funeral services at Thurman Funeral Home, Saturday, July 13, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Officiating will be Bro. Dennis Barrier, interment in the New Hope Cemetery in Sparta, Tennessee.

A reception will be held following burial service at the White County YMCA in Sparta, Tennessee at 3:00 pm. friends and family are invited to attended to honor and celebration his life.

Family will receive friends at Thurman Funeral Home, Friday, July 12, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. till 8:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Praise Restoration Center, 3380 Walnut Grove Road, Sparta, Tennessee 38583.

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Thurman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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