Wayne Robinson, 84, of Magazine, Arkansas died September 29, 2008. Wayne was born to Melvin and Maude Miller Robinson in St. Paul, Arkansas on September 27, 1924.
Wayne was preceded in death by five brothers, Otto, Odlie, Howard, Norman and Jack Robinson. His mother passed when she was only 29 years old leaving Melvin and the boys to care for the five year old, Wayne. Wayne had nothing but happy good memories of their care. Wayne hunted and roamed his beloved Arkansas mountains most of his childhood.
Wayne married his childhood friend and sweetheart, Ruth Abner. They were soon joined by a daughter, Brenda. Son, Roger was on his way when Wayne was already serving in the Army ready to be shipped overseas.
Wayne served his country during WW II - entering the Army in 1943 at the age of 18. He was sent to the European theatre after D-day in 1944 and was assigned to Company C 106th Infantry. He was involved in several combat situations, including fighting in deep snow and bitter cold during the Battle of The Bulge. He served in the occupation of Germany until his release in 1945. As a result of his combat actions he was awarded three bronze stars for valor plus several unit citations.
Wayne, Ruth and children moved to Washington state after the war to work in agriculture and later construction of two dams. He and Ruth owned a large apple orchard in Manson, Washington until ill health forced an early retirement.
Wayne returned to Arkansas with his wife, Ruth. There he fished and taught himself to do beautiful furniture. He was self taught and his creations will be enjoyed by his friends and family for many years.
He is survived by his son, Roger and daughter-in-law, Linda and their three children, Marty and wife Nicole and their two sons, Derek and Logan; Sherry and husband Shane; son, Ryan and wife Casey and their daughter, Austin and son, Peyton; and a daughter Brenda and husband Bob Burgett. Rob Rchards and wife Jody have a son Cooper and Sherry and Ryan Richards are his children. Greg Richards and wife Faith and their daughter, Kody; a granddaughter Stephannie Kuntz and husband Dan and her son, Chase.
We love and miss him but know he is fee to fly with the angels.
Funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday, October 3, 2008 at Roller Funeral Home Chapel in Booneville with burial at Riverside Cemetery in St. Paul, Arkansas under the directon of Roller Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Fred Conley, Joe Robinson, Doug Robinson, Rodney Robinson, Gene Kimball and Bill Pettway. Honorary Pallbearers will be Jerry Morran and Bill Farris.
There will be no scheduled visitation other than family viewing.