Obit: Ray Robinson

Obit: Ray Robinson

January 13th, 2018 in Obituaries
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Ray Albert Robinson, 85, of Hixson, Tenn., went to heaven Jan. 10, 2018, at home. Visitation will be held at Hamilton Funeral Home in Hixson on Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, from 4 to 7 p.m. and Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. A service will be held Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, at 2 p.m. at Hamilton Funeral Home in Hixson. Mr. Robinson was preceded in death by his sons, Ray Robinson Jr. and Philip Robinson; parents; four brothers and two sisters. Survivors include wife of 63 years, Jimmie Robinson; daughter, Nancy Oliver; daughter-in-law, Sheree Robinson; granddaughters, Natalie (Ben) O’Dell and Becca Oliver; great-grandchildren, Olivia, Sadie and Weston O’Dell; sister, Bobbie Evans (Milton) and many beloved nieces and nephews. Ray was a graduate of Auburn University, received a Master’s from the University of Tennessee and dedicated 40 years to TVA as an Electrical Engineer. He loved his Auburn Tigers and never missed watching a game of any kind. He served 20 years in the Army National Guard and Army Reserves where he retired as a Major. He was passionate about Boy Scouts. He served many years as a troop leader and loved taking his scouts on camping and canoeing trips. Ray was a member of the Dixie Daisies Square Dance Club, a volunteer for IHN and BVI , and a regular blood donor. Some of his most loved hobbies included gardening – especially his fig trees, genealogy, playing spades, rafting, camping and traveling. A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, in the funeral home chapel with Dr. Tony Collins and Kevin Payne officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be the members of the Eldredge Sunday School Class from Burks United Methodist Church. Interment will follow in Hamilton Memorial Gardens. Active pallbearers will be his nephews and great-nephews. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Boy Scout Troop 166 at Burks UMC or the Burks UMC Van Fund. Arrangements are by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services; 4506 Hixson Pike. 423-531-3975


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