Robinson, John Guy (2008)

Obituary of John Guy Robinson ~ 2008

Transcribed by Joseph Cook

Mr. John Guy Robinson, age 88 of Marion passed away Saturday October 11, 2008 at the VA Medical Center. A native of Yancey County, Guy was born December 27, 1919 and was a son of the late Manassa and Lula Thomas Robinson. He served God and his community as an active member of Garden Creek Baptist Church for over 50 years. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and doted on his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Left to cherish Mr. Robinson’s memory are his wife of 64 years, Lorene Shuford Robinson of the home; two children: Libby Holcombe and husband Dennis of Asheville and Jean McMahan King and husband Larry of Marion; one brother Olis Robinson of Marion; three sisters, Margie Elliott of Marion, Sarah Murray of Elizabethton, TN and Alma Harris of Olympia, Washington; five grandchildren and four great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews whom he loved.

A funeral service will be held Wednesday October 15, 2008 at 10:30 am at Garden Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Stephen Willie officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from 9:30 – 10:30 am at the church. Interment will be in Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery in Black Mountain. Flowers are acceptable and appreciated.

Those desiring to make a memorial donation are encouraged to consider Alzheimer’s Association 31 College Place Asheville, NC 28801. Westmoreland Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. An online register is available under OBITUARIES at

The News Bulletin of McDowell County, Wednesday October 15, 2008 Volume 14 # 41