November 26, 1929 - December 21, 2016
West Lafayette, Indiana | Age 87
Joseph L. Robinson, age 87, passed away December 21, 2016 at the Indiana Veterans Home, West Lafayette, IN. He was the son of Ivan J. Robison and Nina Banta Robison. He was born on November 26, 1929.
Joe was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Doris "Dee" Stoughton. He is survived by his sister, Miriam Fae Lusk of Danville, Illinois and a brother Austin H. Robison of Tucson, Arizona. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Joe attended grade school at Clark Township in Johnson County and graduated from Boggstown High School. During high school he served as student manager of the basketball team. He proudly served in the Army during the Korean War and was stationed at Fort Carson, Colorado. He worked several jobs as a truck deliveryman then retired from the Indiana State Highway Department after 25 years.
Joe attended Bengal Christian Church for many years and received a certificate for serving as an Elder. He was also an avid race car fan. He loved going to qualifications and races at the Indy 500 and also watching NASCAR races.
Joe lived at the Veterans Home from 2000-2016 and had many friends there. A special thank you to all who cared for him there and also the Guardian Angel Hospice.
Visitation will be at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Cremation – Greenwood Chapel 481 West Main Street on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 from 11:00 am to 12:00 with graveside services following at the Greenwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.
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