Calvin Gipson Robinson, 94, was born to William P. and Lola Robinson on April 22, 1925 in Fannin, Texas. He went home to heaven on January 1, 2020 after a long illness.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Katie; his son, Bennie Charles; and his siblings, Charlie Bennie, William A, Johnnie Lee, Troy, Izzie Beatrice Cunningham, Gwendolyn Bernice Gilbert, Zearlee Wesley and Annie Williams.
His survivors include his younger sister, Lillian of Victoria Texas; his four children and good friend Margie Montgomery. Calvin is also survived by many nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Calvin joined the U.S. Army on his 18th birthday and served during WWII, both domestically and in Europe. He was among the troops who landed at Normandy Beach on D-Day, June 6, 1944. He was never more proud than when he was wearing and showing off his World War II Veteran’s cap.
He married Katie Middleton on June 9, 1943, and started raising children. Calvin and Katie had five children; William Calvin of San Francisco, Gloria Jean Robinson-Stubbs (Richard) of Golden, Colorado, Bennie Charles (deceased), Judith Ann of Victoria, Texas and Floyd Anthony (Stacey) of Amarillo Texas. Calvin’s relationship with God and the church was of the utmost importance in his life. He was a long-time member of Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church in Refugio, Texas and Palestine Baptist Church in Victoria, Texas. He served as a Deacon for many years at both churches, was a leader of the Usher Board, and also a Sunday school teacher. He worked at the First National Bank in Refugio until his retirement. His main loves were hunting and fishing, and he passed that love down to his grandchildren, Patrick and Dana. He was also very active in coaching and teaching baseball. He especially loved the Refugio Bobcats where he would attend many games. God called his soldier home today.
We are comforted in knowing that absent from the body means present with the Lord. 94 years....what a blessing. “His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord” Matthew 25:21. Calvin G. Robinson is now resting in peace.
Visitation will be Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, at Moore Funeral Home chapel from 6 to 8 p.m. Services will be Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, at 1 p.m. at Mt. Pilgrim Baptist Church. Burial to follow at Refugio Community Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Moore Funeral Home.