Willie Morris Robinson, Jr., age 67, of Waldorf, Md., died July 23 at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C.
Willie was a retired technical representative for 35 years with Northrup Grumman, serving both in the states of Washington and Maryland. He was a resident of Oak Harbor from 1972 to 1995 and had been a member of the Bible Baptist Church.
More recently, he was also a member of Liberty Rock Baptist Church in Maryland. He earned two bachelor degrees, was ordained as a pastor and worked as a pastor and teacher for eight and a half years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving for eight and a half years, and a member of Disabled American Veterans.
He was the son of Willie Morris Robinson, Sr. and Katherine Elizabeth (Jones) Robinson, and was born on Nov. 21, 1949, in Caruth, Mo. In addition to his parents, he was also predeceased by his brothers Freddie and Julius Robinson and his sister Edith Robinson.
He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Deborah Ann (Stanford) Robinson; his sons, Timothy J. Robinson (Tanya) of Vancouver, Wash., Stacey Smoot (Joan) of Indian Head, Md., Christopher Spicer (Denise) of Waldorf, Md., and Marcus Pearson (Erica) of Woodbridge, Va.; his daughters, Janelle M. Bates (Phil) of Lebanon, Ore., Carmen L. Robinson of Reston, Va., and Grace Padilla of Oak Harbor; and his brothers Earnest Robinson (Ozie) of Sierra Vista, Ariz., Eddie Robinson (JoAnn) of City Hampton, Ga., Danny Robinson (Lurlean) of Powder Springs, Ga., Tommy Robinson (DaRonda) of Poplar Bluff, Mo., Andrew Robinson of Sierra Vista, Ariz., and Filbert Robinson of Wisconsin.
He is also survived by 14 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and special friends Ward and Peggy Zimmerman, along with Marshal and Nancy Mitchell.
Initial services were held in Indian Head, Md. A funeral service will be held at the Bible Baptist Church, 1701 Harns Road, Oak Harbor, with Pastor Robert Sargent officiating. Interment will follow at Maple Leaf Cemetery, with military honors under the auspices of Naval Air Station Whidbey Island Honor Guard. Family and friends are encouraged to share memories and condolences at www.whidbeymemorial.com