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William Robinson

William E. Robinson (Billy) Billy was born on April 4th, 1946 in Moberly, MO. He passed on January 13th, 2021 at 9:25 a.m. at Missouri Baptist Hospital in St. Louis, MO. He was proceeded in death by his biological father, Russell Grant of Los Angeles, CA; his mother, Willa Mae and step-father, Thomas Walker of Moberly, MO. He is survived by 4 children, Keith and his wife, Jessica of Monroe City, MO; Kevin and his wife, Manda of Columbia, MO, Angela of Moberly, MO and Kris and his wife, Dorothy of Columbia, MO. He is also survived by 3 sisters, Willa Kay and Lannie of Columbia, MO, Priscilla and Ray of Kansas City, MO and Theresa and Michael of Moberly, MO; his 10 grandchildren, Brittani of Boston, MA, Jordan of Columbia, MO, Jalen of Moberly, MO, DeQuan, Kolton, Laila, Kinzley, and Kameron of Columbia, MO and Jayden and Julian of Olathe, KS. He is also survived by his aunts, Connie of Moberly, MO and Margaret Fugate of Chicago, IL; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Also surviving is his ex-wife and close friend, Joyce of Moberly, MO. Billy graduated from Moberly Senior High in 1964 and attended MACC for 2 years before he was drafted into the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He was deployed to Muenchweiler, Germany and assigned to a mobile artillery unit. After serving 2 years in the Army, he joined the Missouri Department of Corrections for 2years and then the Missouri Department of Liquor Control for 3 years. He moved on to the Moberly Police Department, where he worked for 3 years before he began his career with Norfolk and Western Railroad working 19 years and retiring. Following his retirement, Billy went back to work in household management for the Loma Linda Nursing facility for 15 years. Billy enjoyed watching NBA, NFL games, Westerns and movies. He enjoyed spending time with his family, having barbeques, family gatherings and loved all of his grandkids very much. Services with Military Honors will be held at the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Jacksonville, MO on Tuesday, January 19th, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. All family and friends are invited to attend. Please be aware that masks are required and social distancing will be enforced. It may be necessary for some guests to gather outside so please dress accordingly. Thank you for your understanding and consideration. Condolences may be shared online at pathwaymemorial.com.

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Sending condolences to Bills loved ones. My husband Jeff and I worked with Bill at South Park Elementary School for a few years. We thought very highly of him and enjoyed visiting with him each day. May your family be comforted by the memories you have of such a special man. Sheri Vestal

Sheri Vestal Jan 16 2021 7:37 PM

first of all my heart goes out to William,Kevin,Kris,and Angie Robinson his wonderful kids.then to his sisters and all the other family..i have so many memories i could share but then this would be so long.the one that sticks out for me is when i first met bill.we was working at loma linda he was floor care and i was a cna...i had seen bill up talking to the charge nurse at the desk but that was normal he was just waiting for us to get patients to bed so he could wax and buff our halls.i looked up and bill was then gone but my patients were all in bed and i was getting ready to go on my supper break..all of a sudden i was paged to the front and i was like i wonder what this is about.i go up there and they hand me this dominos pizza and tell me to enjoy.im like who bought me a pizza and sent it to me..everyone said dont you realize you got a secret admirer out here..i said no not really.i open up the pizza box and theres a 20 dollar bill on top..im like wow i gotta find out who is my admirer so i can thank them.bill came into the break room and said do you mind if i sit in this chair next to you i said no i dont care plus you can help me eat some of this pizza..bill said who do you think is your admirer i said im not sure but i heard it could be you..bill started laughing and said yes its me.we started dating that night and was together for alot of years..he was quiet on alot of things lately cause he didnt want people to know what was gonna happen but our plans were interrepted by his untimely death...bill will always be in my heart

sally jones Jan 16 2021 6:37 PM