Louie Bill Robinson, a member of the greatest generation, passed away in Denison on December 8, 2022 at the age of 97. Born on April 13, 1925 at home in Gober, Louie was the youngest of seven children and the last son of William Tell and Addie Lavada Robinson. Louie attended school in Gober and would later serve on the Gober School Board for many years.
Louie was a veteran of World War II, serving in the last years of the war. Following training at Camp Roberts, CA, he was deployed to several locations in the Pacific theater including Okinawa, Guam, Saipan, The Philippines, and Iwo Jima until November 1946. He was a radar technician and helped build military installations across the region.
After his service in the military, Louie was excited about returning home to the community he loved and there he stayed for most of his life. He married the love of his life, Helen Robinson, on June 11, 1948, and they were inseparable for 69 years. Louie was a family man, always. Among his greatest pleasures were visits from grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He loved giving them rides on his tractor and 4-wheeler.
Louie enjoyed his retirement and kept busy. He was very creative and loved taking on projects around the house, but he also enjoyed taking it slow to appreciate the simple things in life such as passing time in his shop, an occasional fish fry or country and western dance with friends, a peaceful nap in his favorite swing, or tending to the beautiful home he built and perfected over the years.
Louie was preceded in death by his parents William Tell and Addie Lavada Robinson, his wife Helen, his 2 sisters Gladys and Auline, and brothers Clarence, Arthur, Homer and Wesley. He is survived by son Bob and wife Becky of Denison, Texas and son Bill and wife Linda of Grapevine, Texas as well as three granddaughters, Amy of Salt Lake City, Stephanie of Richardson, Cherie of McKinney, and 10 great-grandchildren.
The memorial service will be at R.W. Owens Funeral Home in Wolfe City at 1:00 PM on Monday December 12th. A visitation will preceed the service beginning at noon. In lieu of flowers the family suggests a donation in Louie’s name to your favorite charity.