Benjamin F. Robinson
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Benjamin F. Robinson

Brother Benjamin F. Robinson was born ninety-one years ago on May 6, 1914 to the late Joe Robinson and Victoria Cowan Robinson in Searcy, Arkansas. He accepted Christ at an early age and united with Bethlehem Baptist Church in Searcy, Arkansas. He was a faithful member and served on the Deacon board for over forty years, until his health failed.

He worked for numerous individuals in Searcy including Western Auto, W&W Ford,

Dr. Porter Rodgers Sr., First National Bank and Benjamin F. Robinson Band B Oil. He never met a stranger and always did numerous odd jobs and hobbies. One of his greatest hobbies was repairing bicycles. This became his greatest passion and landed him on Traveling Arkansas and in the Searcy Daily Citizen. This passion also helped him make friends near and far. Those who knew and loved him affectionately called him Pawpaw or Uncle Ben.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Dorothy Robinson, eight brothers and two sisters, and one daughter. Those who are left to cherish his memory include one daughter, Noralene (James) Washington of Searcy, Arkansas; one granddaughter, Mary Catherine (Thozamile) Yaya of Searcy; one grandson, Ben Patrick Harris of Searcy; two sister-in-laws, Margaret Robinson and Anita Robinson both of Searcy; one brother-in-law, William Hill of Searcy; and a host of nephews, nieces and dear friends.

Services were held 11:00 AM Tuesday, November 29, 2005 at Bethlehem Baptist Church. The Processional and Words of Comfort was given by Rev. Jerry McClure; Scriptures and Prayer were given by Rev. William Ghant; Solo entitled "The Blood" was by Mary Catherine Yaya; Tributes and Acknowledgements were given by the congregation; Obituary and Eulogy was given by Rev. James Hart. Soft music and Pianist was by Debra Ghant. Interment was at Gum Springs Cemetery, Searcy, Arkansas.

We, the family of Benjamin F. Robinson wish to express our heartfelt thanks to all family, friends and Hospice Home Care for their numerous acts of kindness.

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