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Robert S. "Robbie" Robinson

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ROBINSON, Robert S. “Robbie”, 91, of Springfield, passed away Wednesday, July 1, 2020 in Springfield Regional Medical Center. Robbie was born April 8, 1929 in Berea, Kentucky to Leonard and Ruth (Bell) Robinson. Robbie was a gifted athlete and was one of the first and few to letter in all four varsity sports each of the four years he attended Louisville Male High School. He attended and played baseball at William and Mary University until he signed a contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates. His professional baseball career prematurely ended when the Korean War began and he answered the call to serve the nation. After an honorable and distinguished 20-year career with the United States Air Force, Robbie retired as a Master Sergeant and held numerous positions with Anheuser-Busch, Hobart, Robbins and Myers, and Woods-Allgier Funeral Home. Robbie held a bachelor’s degree in Business from Wittenberg University. He treasured his years as head usher for High Street United Methodist Church. He was Past President of the Springfield Kiwanis Club and was very involved in community service as a 13+ gallon blood donor. He maintained an active lifestyle by golfing well into his 80s. Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Carolyn (Nutting) Robinson; two children, Todd Robinson and Amy (Rich) Hafner; six grandchildren, Johnathan Robinson, Lane, Caroline, Johnny, Sammy and Lily Hafner; special sister-in-law, Allison Somers; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother, Howard Robinson. A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Dragonfly Foundation. Arrangements by CONROY FUNERAL HOME.
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We were honored to have know Mr Robinson and to have called him our friend. Love Uncle Tom and Keith

- Tom Hafner, Monday July 27th, 2020

What a GREAT man! "Sherman" was a wonderful friend to my father and I looked forward to seeing him every year at the Male High Alumni luncheon. I feel blessed that I was able to meet him and his kindness touch my life. So very sorry for your less. God Bless

- Koppy Rhodes, Monday July 13th, 2020

Thoughts and prayers!!

- Chad, Sunday July 12th, 2020

So sorry for your loss and sending prayers to your family

- Tim and Stacey Seelig, Saturday July 11th, 2020

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