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Raymond A. Robinson

 

August 31, 2022 | View PDF

Raymond A. Robinson, age 78, of Sidney, went to be with his Lord on Monday, August 22, 2022, at 9:25 P.M. at his residence in Sidney, Nebraska, surrounded by loved ones. Service and Burial will be held graveside in Lookeba, Oklahoma on Saturday, August 27, 2022 at 10:00 A.M. Lookeba Cemetery Highway 281 – 4 way pause at the top of the hill or 8 miles off the I40 exit to Hinton. A Celebration of Life was held on Tuesday, August 30th, 2022 at the Calvary Baptist Church, 1129 10th Ave., Sidney NE at 1:00 P.M.

You may view Ray’s Book of Memories, leave condolences, photos and stories at http://www.gehrigstittchapel.com.

Gehrig-Stitt Chapel & Cremation Service, LLC is in charge of Ray’s care and funeral arrangements.

Raymond “Ray” Alfred Robinson was born in Bayard, Nebraska on July 30th, 1944 to Effie (Wackerla) and Merle Robinson. He is survived by his children Leo (Amy) Robinson of York, NE; Tina Sifuentez (Robinson) of Sidney NE; Rita Robinson (Sam) of Northglenn, CO; Alanna (Troy) Tomjack of Killdeer ND; Alisha Blodgett (Robinson) of Camp Verde AZ, 14 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren whom he loved dearly.

He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife Nelda, his daughter Dema, his siblings Lavonne, Billy, Bernita, Donald and Judy.

Ray was raised in Nebraska and moved around a lot. He joined the Army at the age of 17, he served and fought in the Vietnam war from 1962 through 1965. He was a proud American and proud of his service. Upon his return, he married Margaret (Wilkins) and over the course of 13 years they had their six children.

He married his last love Nelda (Goodman) in 1981 they raised children, traveled the country and loved each other until their last days. He moved his family to countless towns and states to work many different jobs to provide for his family as a truck driver, an oil field worker, auto mechanic finally settling as an Owner/Operator Truck driver where he was able to continue his wanderlust for traveling the country.

He made a huge impact on so many people’s lives, including his nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws and numerous strangers who became part of the family. He served as a deacon in the Calvary Baptist Church in Sidney. After he dedicated his life to Christ he tried to live righteously and be an advocate for the Lord. He wanted to see us all saved so we could be in Heaven with him.

He was the kind of man that would give the shirt off his back, the last 20 in his wallet or share his table with you. He was the kind of man who more than once loaded up a trailer to save his stranded, broken-down children (or friends). He was a force to be reckoned with, he was a large presence in any room, with a charming smile, a teasing wink, quick wit and hearty laugh. He was ten foot tall and bullet proof. A jack of all trade and master of many (even though he would say none).

If you knew Ray, he touched your life in some way.

 

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