Billy Robinson, 76, died Aug. 15 at age 76.
He was a graduate of Watertown High School and attended Tennessee Technological University. He was a retired Baptist minister who began preaching at age 19. During his 55 years of ministry, he pastored the following churches: Mt. Herman Baptist Church, Upper Helton Baptist Church, Pleasant View Baptist Church, Forrest Park Baptist Church, Welchland Baptist Church, Calvary Baptist Church, and Friendship Baptist Church. He was also retired from Sherwin-Williams and the city of Lebanon Water Department and was actively involved in the city of Lebanon retiree group.
He is preceded in death by parents Arthur and Martha Murphy Robinson.
Survivors include wife of 55 years, Robbie Cope Robinson; daughter, Jan Robinson Barwin; granddaughter, Reca Danielle Barwin; sisters-in-law, Opal (Dean) Pirtle, Nina (Jimmy) Gentry, and Linda (Edward) Calvert; brothers-in-law, Aaron (Joyce) Cope and Darrell Dean; and numerous nieces and nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.
The family will be receiving friends at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon from 11 a.m. until the service today. The chapel service, conducted by Chris Dickens and Gordon Lee, is at 2 p.m. today. Interment will follow at Cedar Grove Cemetery.
Sellars Funeral Home, 313 W. Baddour Pkwy, Lebanon TN, 615-444-9393, is in charge of arrangements.
(McMinnville, Tenn.) Aug. 17, 2011