November 23, 1937 ~ September 13, 2021

Born in: Buncombe Co., NC
Resided in: Buncombe Co., NC

Robert Jackson Robinson, also known as “Bobby,” was ushered into his heavenly home on September 13, 2021. He was born November 23, 1937, and he was the son of the late Brooks and Lily Sue Robinson of the Jupiter Community of Buncombe Co., NC.

He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Betty Howell Robinson; children, Richard Robinson (Kathy), of Weaverville, Teresa Payne (Rick), of Johnson City, TN, Eva Robinson (Jim), Candler, and six grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren.

Bobby answered the call to serve his country and served in the Air Force as an Airman A/3C, in 1957, and A/2C in 1959, as well as received the good conduct metal. He served overseas in the country of England and stationed at Lake Charles, Louisiana, where he was a mechanic on military planes from 1957 to 1961. Afterwards, he worked as a small engine mechanic at various shops for most of his life, and at Bob Lawrence Power Equipment for over 10 years.

January 19, 1973, Bobby received Christ as his Saviour at Mt. Bethel Freewill Baptist Church in Weaverville and surrendered to God’s calling to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ on April 27, 1976. From that time forward, he shared his unwavering faith and served the Lord faithfully as an evangelist, and in 2010, he became the pastor at Oakley Freewill Baptist Church for 11 years.

Graveside service will be at Locust Grove Baptist Church at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, September 17, 2021. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Oakley Freewill Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 5694, Asheville, NC 28803.


Graveside Service: September 17, 2021 2:00 pm

Locust Grove Baptist Church Cemetery
305 Locust Grove Road
Weaverville, NC 28787

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  1. Winfred and I are so sorry for your lose, may God give you piece and comfort as only he can in the coming days. You and your family are in our prayers. Love you Karen

  2. Aunt Betty and family. I am so sorry for your families loss. It’s hard when we loose a loved one. It’s not good bye just till we see them again. Your families are in my prayers. Love to all. Regina Hunter Williams.

  3. I had the privilege of taking care of Robert at Pisgah Manor as I am a CNA. I loved getting the chance to talk with him and give him hugs. He will be missed. Thoughts and prayers to his family <3

  4. Betty, I am thinking of you and family. Sad to learn if Bobbys passing. We grew up together until high school. Good memories of his time with us while his parents worked in Baltimore. God Bless you and keep you close in his hands.

  5. Betty, Teresa & Family,
    We are so very sorry for your loss. I worked with Bobby at Mills many years ago. When I started teaching Upholstery classes for Haywood Comm College, we hired Bobby to come in and repair our upholstery machines. He was so mechanically minded and could repair just about any machine. More important, he was a strong Christian and you knew that soon after you talked with him. He will be missed, but there will be another reunion on another day. Rest in knowing this. Prayers for you each in this loss of a fine gentleman, husband and father.


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