December 9, 1941 – June 9, 2013 Billy Doyle “Bill” Robinson, Sr. of Ector, formerly of Savoy and Odessa, Texas, passed away on Sunday, June 9, 2013 in Dallas, Texas, from complications of Alzheimer’s. He was born December 9, 1941 in Lawton, Oklahoma, to Dottie Juanita Stewart and Willard Washington Robinson. He and Theresa Nell Large were married on September 1, 1973 in Durant, Oklahoma. His parents and wife predeceased him. Memorial Service will be held at the Ector United Methodist Church, Ector, Texas, on Monday, June 24, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. Reverend Dee Morton will officiate. Mullican-Little Funeral Home, Bells, Texas, is in charge of services.
He is survived by his son, Billy D. Robinson, Jr., and grandchildren, Trenton Robinson and Arianna Robinson, all of Odessa, Texas; step-children and spouses, Sharron & Joe Cox of Ector, Texas; David & June Spriggs of Ft Smith, Arkansas; Debbie & Barry Barnum, of Odessa, Texas.
He is also survived by his step-grandchildren, Joseph Cox, Shawn Spriggs of Harrison, Arkansas, Krystal Spriggs Camp & husband Jeff, of Savoy, Texas, James Venable & wife Amanda, of Everett, Washington, Johnathan Venable, of Odessa, step-great-grandchildren Gabriel and Braden Spriggs of Conway, Ark., and Madalyn, Nathan and Grayson Venable of Washington.
One of eight children, he is also survived by siblings and their spouses, Sylvia Cecelia Ratliff of Graham, Texas, Myrtle J. and Hollis Preas of Cooper, Texas, Brenda and Jim Stidham of Chicota, Texas, Mae and Walter Circles of Anadarko, Oklahoma, and Richard and Sylvia Robinson of Albuquerque, New Mexico. He was predeceased by his brothers, Roy Mack Robinson, John Alec “Butch” Robinson and sister, Juanita J. Robinson Shipman.
Bill served in the U. S. Army as a Private from December 4, 1963 to December 3, 1965 and was a diesel mechanic and “over the road” truck driver. He quietly enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, was a great provider for his family and always had a smile on his face.
Memorials may be made to the Sam Rayburn Foundation’s scholarship fund or to fight Alzheimer’s disease.