Willie F. “Bill” Robinson, 68, of Greenup, IL passed away at 1:30 am on March 26th 2014 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, IL.
Visitation will be from 1:00 to 4:00 pm on Saturday March 29th 2014 at the First Southern Baptist Church in Greenup, with funeral services following. The Barkley Funeral Chapel in Greenup is assisting the family.
Bill was born on July 16, 1945 in Arthur, IL to Claude & Ellen (Roberts) Robinson. He married Karen Sutherland on August 25, 1963. Surviving is his wife of 50 years; sons William (Tammy) Robinson of Greenup, Shane (Michelle) Robinson of Toledo, Matt (Amy) Robinson of Toledo and Josh (Julie) Robinson of Mattoon; brothers Duane Robinson of Toledo and Jim (Brenda) Robinson of Newton; sisters Jeanie Murray of Waycross, GA and Janie (Roger) James of Greenup; 15 grandchildren Preston, Austin, Dalton, Miranda, Michael, Isaac and Eli Robinson; Levi, Alex, Joseph and Dean Robinson; Ellie, Kathryn, Joseph and Jacob Robinson. Bill was preceded in death by his parents, sisters Ann Sowers and Judy Moore.
Bill was a farmer and retired from Mattoon Carpenters Local 347. Bill served on the Cumberland School Board from 1981 to 1987 and was president from 1985 to 87. He was a member of the First Southern Baptist Church in Greenup. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. In lieu of flowers memorials in his name can be made to either the First Southern Baptist Church or to the Cancer Center at Sarah Bush. Online condolences can be expressed at www.barkleyfuneralchapels.com