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Deacon William Levy Robinson Jr

March 4, 1933 ~ January 1, 2022 (age 88)

Obituary


William Levy Robinson, Jr., 88, of Crystal River, Fl passed on January 1, 2022.  Born March 4, 1933  in Webster, Sumter County, Fl  and was the firstborn child in a family of ten (10) in the union of the Late William Levy Robinson and Mary Lee Howard Robinson.  W. L. or Junior as he was affectionately called attended the All-Black Mills High School in Webster, graduating salutatorian of his class in 1951. 

After high school, W. L. left the family farm to study agriculture at the then All-Black Florida A and M College (FAMU) in Tallahassee.

His college education was interrupted by a two-year tour duty in the U S Army –1954 - 1956.

Upon his return from the armed service, W.L. continued his college education and received his Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree from– NOW Florida Agricultural and Mechanical

University (FAMU) in 1956.  He majored in Vocational

Agriculture and was aided by a Lewis State.

Scholarship he won.  It was during this time, he met the Love of His life, Euna Mable McKinnon and married on July 29, 1956.

He subsequently pursued graduate studies at both FAMU and the University of Florida, receiving his Master of Education Degree in Administration and Supervision at FAMU during the summer of 1967. W. L. held numerous teaching and administrative positions in education throughout his career..  He was Principal of the Florida School for Boys, Okeechobee, Fl., 1958 - 1960; County Extension Agent for Jackson County, Marianna, Fl, 1960 -1964; Principal of George Washington Carver Junior High School, Crystal River, Fl, 1964-1969; County Extension Agent for Leon County, Tallahassee, Fla, 1969-1970, teacher of Science and Vocational Agriculture at Citrus High

School, Inverness, Fl 1970 – 1971; Supervisor of Instruction for Citrus County School Board, Inverness, Fl, 1971 – 1985 and Director of Personnel for the Citrus County School Board,1985 - 1995.  He retired on June 30, 1995.

W. L. has a long history of service to the church and community.  At Mt Olive Missionary Baptist Church, he was a Deacon, Church Coordinator, and Director of Christian Education.  He served as Assistant Superintendent and Superintendent of the Sunday School as well as the Chairman of the Auxiliary Board to the Second Bethel Missionary Baptist Association, Ocala, Fl.

He was Past Master of Crystal Masonic Lodge #156 Crystal River Fl., Companion of Jonathan Chapter #198 Holy Royal Arch Masons, Dunnellon, Fl.; Prior of the University Consistory (32 Degree Mason), Gainesville, Fl., and Past Vice President of C. J. Mackey Masonic Council, Eustis, Fl.

His commitment for family and the strong influences of an agricultural and administrative background and Christian Character combined with his being the eldest of ten (10) children in a poor southern sharecropper’s family, thrust W. L. into roles of family and community leadership throughout his career.  He willingly and effectively filled those roles on numerous occasions.  He was preceded in death by his father, Reverend William Levy Robinson, Sr. (1981); His Mother, Mary Howard Robinson (1983); His Wife, Euna McKinnon Robinson (2007); Two Brothers, George Wiley Robinson and Raymond Jonathan Robinson (1991) and three sisters:  Ernestine Robinson Hutcherson, Delores Robinson Brown and Althea Robinson Gaskin (1985).   He was also preceded in death by two step-brothers: Earl Robinson, Damon Robinson and one step-sister, Rosa Lee Robinson Brown.

He leaves to cherish his memory, Daughter, Preshus Robinson, Granddaughter Trivonna Wilson and a Great Grandson, Zy’al Denard;  Brother, Dr. Ira Charles Robinson, Sr., (Clarice); Three Sisters, Lillie Robinson Biddle, Ella Robinson McNeary (Edward) and Ida Robinson Dawkins; Brother In-Law Marshall Brown;  Six Sister In Laws,   Vernell Callahan (Earl), Betty McKinnon, Ophelia Baker, Geneva Moore, Alease Smith , Essie McKinnon and a special caregiver Wilma Sylvester; aunt and a host of nephews, nieces, grand nephews, grand nieces, cousins and caring friends.


Flowers -May be Received at The J.T Campbell Funeral Home and Cremation Service 210 West Jefferson St. Brooksville Florida on Friday January 14, 2022 from 9am to 2:30 pm Flowers can further be Received at The Mt Olive Baptist Church in Crystal River on  from 3:30pm to 4:30pm.

Visitation- will be held Friday January 14, from 5pm to 7pm at Mt Olive Missionary Baptist Church 2105 North Georgia  Rd. Crystal River Fl. 34429

Family will form the Funeral  Cortege  at The Family home at 10 a.m.

Celebration of Life - will be held Saturday  January 15, 2022 at 11:00 am at Mt Olive Missionary Baptist church 2105 North Georgia Rd. Crystal River Fl 34429

Interment- Crystal Memorial Gardens Cemetery 

Rev Ronald Sutton Pastor

Bishop Leonard T. Smith Eulogist

Face Coverings are Required for all Services

Professional  Services Entrusted to: J.T. Campbell Funeral Home and Cremation Service Macedonia Chapel. 

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Services

Visitation
Friday
January 14, 2022

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Mt Olive Missionary Baptist Church
2105 North Georgia Road
Crystal River, FL 34429

Funeral Service
Saturday
January 15, 2022

11:00 AM
Mt Olive Missionary Baptist Church
2105 North Georgia Road
Crystal River, FL 34429

Interments
Saturday
January 15, 2022

1:00 PM
Crystal Memorial Gardens
Hwy 495
Crystal River, FL 34429

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