William "Bill" K. Robinson, 85, died peacefully in his sleep
Wednesday, April 17, 2013.
A resident of Deming, N.M., since 1989, he was proud to call
Deming his home.
Bill, an only child, was born in 1927 in Loudon.
graduated from Loudon High School on May 24, 1945 without missing a single day of school in 12
He was active in student government and sports. He acquired the nickname of “Toe”
for his famous goal post kicks. He was class president.
The day following graduation, the
class president married the class valedictorian and the love of his life, A. Faye Robinson. They
were married for 60 years before her death in 2006. Bill served stateside in the United States Army
Signal Corps. He settled in Americus, Ga., after his discharge.
His daughter, Cynthia Ann,
was born there in 1947, the beginning of the large family he desired.
When he enrolled in
Nashville Auto-Diesel College, the family relocated to Nashville where they lived for 19 years and
expanded their family with three more children. He was shop foreman for Robert Orr Inc. and Neely
He also taught for Nashville Auto-Diesel College.
He was transferred to
the larger Neely Coble facility in Bowling Green, Ky., where the family moved in 1972.
was a Boy Scout leader and very active in his church, serving as Sunday school superintendent, and
as member of the board.
At Deming United Methodist Church, he was head usher for many
He also loved square dancing and served as president of the Deming Square Dancing
Bill is predeceased by his parents, Margaret and Sam Robinson; grandsons Dwight Beeler
and Mark W. Keen; daughter, Cynthia Ann Beeler; son, William M. Robinson; and wife, A. Faye
He is survived by daughter, Susan Keen (Gary); son, John Mark Robinson;
grandchildren Tracy Beeler, Michalia and Amber Robinson; Scott Kolman-Keen (Sarah), Christopher
Keen; great-grandson, Tyler Beeler; daughters-in-law; Robin Robinson and Jammie Nolan; and
sister-in-law, Anne McKenzie.
Upon learning of his death, his granddaughter said it best:
“I have never known of a better grandfather”.
Graveside service and interment were held
at 11 a.m. Friday at Hiwassee College Cemetery. Arrangements by Biereley-Hale Funeral Home,