Troy Leon Robinson was born October 18, 1947 in Greasy Creek in Pike County, KY to Leonard and Irene (Kinney) Robinson. He grew up in Pike and Floyd Counties until around the age of 10. After Brother Leonard found steady work, the family moved to Akron, OH in 1957. He met Bonijene “Bebe” Siegal in 1972 and they married on February 23, 1973. They were married 45 years until her death in 2018. Troy passed away in his sleep at his home in Akron, OH on June 22, 2020, making his stay here 72 years, 8 months and 5 days.
To this union was born 1 son, Sean Adam (Elizabeth) Robinson, born October 16, 1977, of California, who survives. Besides his son, Troy is survived by two sisters; Ida (Arza) Rafferty and Vickie Mosier and one brother, Tim (Jennifer) Robinson and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, family and friends who loved him. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Mattie Ruth and brothers; Kennis Layne (Ethel) Robinson and Larry Douglas Robinson.
Troy graduated from South High School in Akron in 1965. When he was 17 years old, he joined the Marines and fought in the Vietnam War. He served four years and was honorably discharged in 1969.
After he got out of the service, he moved to Washington D.C. and enrolled in the D.C. Metropolitan Police Academy and graduated in 1971. He worked as a police officer for the Washington D.C. Police Department until 1977. He then worked in several jobs in logistics and retired as a supervisor at FasTran.
Troy loved to golf and fish when he was able. He loved to attend the True Vine Church and attended on Sunday before his death. He told his nephew during the preaching on Sunday that he was going to get a brand new body. This gives us a positive hope that he was ready to meet Jesus.
Troy had suffered some major sickness in the last few years but Tim and Jennifer and Ida and Jim took care of his every need and watched out for him. I’m sure God will richly bless them with wonderful memories. All of his family and friends will cherish the memories of a quiet, humble man.
If Troy could speak to us now, I’m sure he would tell you how fragile life is and remind you that we have no promise of the next breath. Please fall out with sin and put your faith in God and close in with the offered mercies of Jesus Christ so you can go to Heaven where all is peace and joy and love.
Written by his Brother in Christ
Elder Dennis Elkins
Funeral services will be held at the Prentice Funeral Home, 1154 Kenmore Blvd. on Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. officated by Brother Dennis Elkins, followed by burial at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Monday from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Due to Covid-19, we ask that you wear a mask and maintain social distancing. Masks are required at the National Cemetery.
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