BUCYRUS: Johnie Ivy “J.I.” Robinson, 67, of 1218 Poe Road, Bucyrus, died peacefully June 9, 2010 at OSU Medical Center due to complications of a motorcycle accident.
He was born on May 22, 1943 in Rolling Fork, Mississippi and was the son of the late Johnie and Ivy (Williamson) Robinson. He attended Bucyrus City Schools until enlisting in the United States Army. Upon his discharge, he returned to school to receive his diploma. Johnie married Diana (Wolf) Robinson on June 20, 1980.
In addition to his wife of 29 years, Johnie is survived by his four children, Kellie Robinson of Hollywood, CA, Frankie and Maria Miller of GA, Kyle Robinson of Broken Arrow, OK, and Tina (Lyons) and Brian Shell of New Washington; grandchildren, Derek Shell, Frankie Hidalgo, Daniel Miller, Rudy Arias, Krista, Sebastian, Anastasia, Grayson, Gunnar and Maxwell Robinson; siblings, Mary Edwards of Ashland, Bobby Wilson of Mt. Gilead, Charlene (Glenn) Ross of Chatfield, Pauline Messer of Bucyrus, William (Pam) Robinson of Sulphur Springs and Paul (Tami) Robinson of Bucyrus.
Johnie loved spending time with his family, fishing with his grandson, riding and driving horses, flying airplanes and riding motorcycles. He gave his time to raise money for charities and was a friend you could count on. He was employed at the former Swan Rubber Hose and the Timken Company for 36 years before retiring in 2005.
Johnie was a 32 Degree Mason and belonged to the following organizations: Bucyrus Masonic Lodge #139 F&AM where he served as the Worshipful Master, Bucyrus Royal Arch Masons Chapter #160 where he served as High Priest, Past District Deputy Grand High Priest and was the Grand Representative to Grand Chapter of Mississippi, Bucyrus Council Royal and Select Masons where he served as Illustrious Master and Secretary, Marion Commandery Knights Templar, Mohican Council Allied Masonic Degrees where he served as Sovereign Master, Bucyrus Chapter #3, Order of the Eastern Star where he served as Worthy Patron and Grand Aide.
Friends may call at Wise Funeral Service Monday, June 14, 2010 after 12 noon where the family will receive visitors from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. An Eastern Star Service will be observed at 5:30 p.m. and a Masonic service will be observed at 5:45 p.m. A funeral will be held Tuesday at St. Paul Lutheran Church at 12:30 with visitation one hour prior. Eagle Bear Burling will officiate the services and the American Legion Post #181 will provide full military rites following the service. Following his wishes, Johnie will be cremated.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to Masonic Temple Company for new carpet in the lodge, Diabetic Kids Camp, or Relay for Life.
Online condolences may be made at www.wisefuneral.com.