Obituary for John Robinson Jr.
John H. Robinson Jr., 66
John H. Robinson Jr., 66 of Ashland passed away, Saturday, February 25, 2017 in University Hospitals Samaritan Medical Center.
He was born on October 11, 1950 to the late John H. and Sue (nee Owens) Robinson Sr. in Youngstown, Ohio.
John graduated from Boardman High School.
He married the former Linda Whetstone on May 18, 1974.
John was employed for more than 16 years at Goodyear and went on to work at Bill Harris for an additional four years. Later, he served as the Assistant Sales Manager at Graham Chevrolet until 2001. He owned and operated a merchandising marketing company, known as J. L. Robinson along with his wife Linda for more than 10 years having retired in 2012.
His passion and drive throughout his life was his missionary work in Cranks Creek, Kentucky. John was a member of Sar Shalom Messianic Congregation in Mansfield and Trinity Lutheran Church in Ashland. He enjoyed fishing and camping throughout his life. John was involved LORAC.
John is survived by his wife of 42 years, Linda Robinson of Ashland; one daughter, Elizabeth (Matt) Lewis of Ashland; three sons, Bill (Colleen) Robinson of Salem, Ian (Keri Gollbach) of Massillon, and Todd (Sarah) Robinson of Ashland; ten grandchildren, Samantha, Billy, Curtis, Grant, Sydney, Nicholas, Shelby, Jake, Tyler, and Sabrina; aunt, Gail Owens of Canfield; and numerous cousins.
A service will be held, Sunday, March 12, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. in the Sar Shalom Messianic Congregation, 1650 South Main Street, Mansfield, OH 44907 with Rabbi William Hallbrook presiding.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Sar Shalom Messianic Congregation, 1650 South Main Street, Mansfield, OH 44907.
For those who may not be able to attend, online condolences may be shared on the funeral home’s website at denbowfh.com.
Denbow-Gasche Funeral Home and Crematory is handling the arrangements.