Whitewright Sun, Thursday, March 14, 1985, P.1
DEATH CLAIMS ROBINSON (PHOTO)
Felix D. Robinson, former Mayor of Whitewright from April 1978 to January
1982, died Saturday in Baylor Hospital in Dallas. Robinson had been
confined in the hospital since undergoing open-heart surgery early last
During Robinson's term as mayor, he was instrumental in obtaining grants
for street and sewer line work; grants for repair of several houses in
Whitewright; began the Mini-Bus service here; and starting the Whitewright
Ambulance Service. He was in office when the new city hall was built.
He was a past president of the Garland Democratic Club and was selected
Man-of-the-Year in Garland. He was a member of the rotary Club, the
Whitewright Chamber of Commerce and was named Man-of-the Year in Whitewright
Robinson was also a licensed mortician in Texas and was a former director
on the Texoma Regional Planning Commission. He also served on the Cemetery committee.
Robinson's was born in Fannin County on April 11, 1911. He was the son
of Jim and Hettie Pace Robinson's, who with a brother, Wayne Robinson's,
preceeded him in death several years go.
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon in the Earnheart Funeral
Chapel. Services were officiated by the Rev. C.A.. Gertner, Pastor of the
Zion Lutheran Church of Dallas, assisted by the Rev. Ted white, Pastor of
the Calvary Baptist church of Bonham and the Rev. Dalton Jaco, Pastor of the
Assembly of God Church in Whitewright. Burial was in the Oak Hill Cemetery
Robinson is survived by his wife, Catherine; two sons, Jimmy Robinson and
Jack Robinson, both of Ector; one daughter, Peggy Fullerton of Savoy; nine
grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was preceeded in death by
one son, Johnny Robinson.
Pallbearers were Al Katolick, Joe Griffis, Lloyd Alexander, Edward
Sanders, John Biggerstaff and Jack Farley. Honorary pallbearer was Charlie
Services were under the direction of the Earnheart Funeral Home of
Whitewright. (researcher's comment - Felix D. Robinson was the grandson of
Major Lee Robinson and Temperance Blanton. His great-grandparents were
Josiah Blanton and Lucy Westbrook, pioneers, who died in Fannin Co., TX.
Whitewright Sun, August 14, 1952, p.1
JOHNNIE L. ROBINSON - Funeral services or Johnnie Lynn Robinson, 18, the twelfth person in Grayson County to die this year from traffic accidents,
were held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the First Baptist Church at Whitewright.
Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery under direction of Earnheart. Ministers
conducting the services were Rev. R.L. Cates of Collinsville, Rev. Fred
Thomas of Trenton, and Rev. Harold Taylor and rev. James Cooper of
The youth died Friday in a Sherman hospital from injuries received
Wednesday afternoon when the car in which he was a passenger overturned
on Farm Highway 697, four miles southeast of Sherman.
He was born March 17, 1934, at Randolph. He attended Trenton schools
where he was graduated in June. He was a member of the Baptist Church.
Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Hazel Kaiser of Sherman; his father, Felix
Robinson of Dallas; two brothers, Jimmy and Jackie Robinson and his
grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J.T. Robinson of Whitewright.
(researcher's comment: Johnnie L. Robinson was the great-grandson of Major Lee Robinson and Temperance Blanton and the great-great-grandson of Josiah Blanton and Lucy Westbrook, pioneers, who died in Fannin Co., TX.)