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Dorris Lee (Luke) Robinson

dorrisMUHLENBERG COUNTY, KY - Dorris Lee “Luke” Robinson, 83 passed away peacefully at his home, with his loving family present. He was the third son of deceased parents, Wallace Elmer Robinson and Eula Carver Robinson of Muhlenberg County, Greenville, born on March 4, 1930. Luke graduated from Greenville High School in 1948.

After graduation he went to Hammond, IN and worked at Inland Steel for a year.  He served during the Korean Conflict in the United States Navy in January 1951 and was honorably discharged in October 1954. After boot camp at the Great Lakes, he was stationed at Pensacola Florida Naval Air Station in Communications as a Teletype Operator. While stationed in Pensacola, he married Carla Ann Blackwell of Beech Creek, Kentucky on June 23, 1952 at Beech Creek Baptist Church Pastorium  with the late Reverend John Jennings officiating and they lived in Pensacola, Florida until his sea duty assignment.  In 1953, he was sent aboard two ships, the U.S.S.  New Kent and U.S.S. Alshain, from ports Norfolk, VA and Beaumont, TX transporting Marines.  He was postmaster aboard both ships. After his discharge, he worked for Hanley and Byrd Oil Field in the Greenville area.  Luke and Carla both worked at B.F. Goodrich in Greenville, until the plant closed.  Luke began working at TVA Paradise in May 1960 in Payroll, later in Coal Handling, as material Tester Supervisor.  He retired there after 25 years in March 1985 and he was also a Kentucky Colonel.

Luke and Carla opened Luke’s Town and Country Flea Marking in Greenville, KY in May 1979 on 13 acres on US Hwy 62 West about two miles from downtown Greenville.  Luke’s love of buying, selling, trading, and antiques has been a big part of his adult life.  They traveled far and wide to auctions, flea markets, yard sales, and antique shows finding unusual items for his collection and display in the Big Red Barn at the Flea Market. Luke had a wonderful zest for life, and people, and was delighted to see and meet old and new friends every Monday and Tuesday in the Big Red Barn.  He loved children and had fun giving them marbles and quarters from time to time.

Luke was so proud of all that Greenville has to offer, renovations of the Courthouse and downtown storefronts thrilled him beyond measure. He always told our out-of-state visitors, shoppers, and vendors at the Flea Market to drive through downtown and around Greenville to see how beautiful our small town really is.  Luke really enjoyed his morning visits with his coffee buddies at McDonald’s and was a regular there until his declining health in August 2012. Many people will remember Luke mowing and weed-eating the banks of Woodland Missionary Baptist Church on 181 South in Greenville, KY. He was a member there for 66 years, and held offices of deacon, treasurer, and Sunday school teacher, and was active there as long as his health allowed.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Elmer and Eula Robinson; two brothers, William Elmer “Bill” (Jo) Robinson, Bobby Carver (Rosa Lee) Robinson, Sr.; nephew, Bobby Carver Robinson, Jr.

Survivors include his wife Carla of 61 years;  two daughters Judy (Wayne) Rice, Luann (Wayne) Sparks; one grandson Stuart (Kristen) Rice; and three granddaughters Jenny (Kelly) Vincent, Jessica (Hays) Browning, and Rachel Morgan Sparks; five great-grandchildren, Lauren Kelli Vincent (fiancé Thad Cartwright), Madelyn Paige Vincent, Carver Aiden Rice, Sawyer Vann Rice, Brady Hays Browning, and Bailey Ann Browning.
Also surviving are sisters Barbara Jean (Bobby) Driskill of Bowling Green, KY; Gloria Ann (James) Hill of Owensboro, KY; brother James Marion “Jim” (Faye) Robinson of Greenville, KY nieces Debbie Moore, Pam (Mike) Baxter, Susan (John) Hicks, Kim Johnson, and Melissa (Todd) Howard; nephews Mike Robinson, Kevin (Shirley) Driskill; and many cousins.

A celebration of his life will be held at Woodland Missionary Baptist Church located on 181 South in Greenville, KY on Monday, July 1, 2013 at 11:00 am officiated by Reverend E.W. Greenwalt and assisted by Reverend Leroy Vaught and Reverend Clifford Lovell.  Honorary Pallbearers are Irvin Wright Gary, Edwin Bandy, Turner Hancock, James Bethel, Mike Jenkins and Benny Bandy. Pallbearers will be Wayne Rice, Wayne Sparks, Stuart Rice, Kelly Vincent, Hays Browning and Thad Cartwright. Burial will follow in Woodland Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be held at Gary’s Funeral Home in Greenville, KY on Sunday June 30, 2013 between 4:00 pm and 8:00 pm.  And on Monday after 8:00 am at Woodland Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, expression of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Woodland Baptist Church, 201 Woodland Road, Greenville, KY 42345. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.  Online condolences to the family may be made at www.garysfuneralhome.net

Posted on 2/2/14
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