DAYTON, Tenn. — Rev. Charles H. Robinson, 98, of Dayton, Tenn., passed away Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2013.
He is survived locally by a son, Bill Robinson (Elizabeth), and two granddaughters, Emily Robinson Sambrook (Everett) of Frankfort and Paige Robinson of Lexington.
Rev. Robinson was born March 8, 1915, in Philadelphia, Pa., the son of Charles D. and Myra Robinson.
He was married for 63 years to the late Anna Schwab Robinson. After a year as house parents at a Livingston, Tenn., children’s home, they moved in 1940 to Leatherwood, Ky., where Rev. Robinson pastored churches in Perry County for the next 11 years and for a time taught Bible lessons in schools for the Scripture Memory Mountain Mission.
He was ordained into the Southern Baptist ministry in Jenkins, Ky., and in 1951, moved to Harlan County, where he was pastor of the First Baptist Church of Loyall. In 1954, he became pastor of the First Baptist Church in Jacksboro, Tenn., and remained there for the next 18 years. In 1972, he moved to Dayton, Tenn., where he was director of public relations for Bryan College for 12 years. While in Dayton, he was a part-time pastor, continuing to preach every Sunday until shortly before his 90th birthday.
Other survivors include: his children, Marshall Robinson (Carol) of Glastonbury, Conn., James Robinson (Bonnie) of Ft. Myers, Fla., Fred Robinson (Dianne) of Henderson, N.C., and Charlotte McSpadden (David) of Dayton, Tenn.; 11 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
Services will be conducted 7 p.m. Thursday at Vanderwall Funeral Home in Dayton, Tenn., with visitation from 3 p.m. Burial will be 11 a.m. Friday in Rhea Memory Gardens of Dayton.