Charles Brice Robinson
22 May 1928 - 17 January 2010
Martha Strother Robinson
10 June 1930 - 12 November 2004
January 19, 2010
Charles Brice Robinson, 81, passed away Sunday, Jan. 17,
2010 at Texoma Healthcare Center. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday
at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Sherman conducted by Rev. Neill S. Morgan.
Interment will follow at West Hill Cemetery.
Mr. Robinson is survived by his daughters, Rebecca R. Stallard of
Boca Raton, Fla., Frances R. Thompson and Emily R. Fancher of Dallas; sister,
Jane R. English of Houston; and four grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to UT Southwestern Medical Center, Genetic
Bipolar Research, P.O. Box 910888, Dallas, TX 75391 or go to www.utsouthwestern.edu
Giving Section. Memorials may also be made to Covenant Presbyterian Church
The family will receive friends from 6 -8 p.m. Wednesday at Dannel
The Herald Democrat
January 20, 2010
SHERMAN - Charles Brice Robinson, long time Sherman attorney, passed
away Sunday Jan. 17, 2010 at Texoma Healthcare Center. He was 81 years
of age. The family will receive friends from 6 -8 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan.
20, 2010 at Dannel Funeral Home. Services will be conducted by Rev. Neill
S. Morgan at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 21, 2010 at Covenant Presbyterian Church
in Sherman. Interment will follow at West Hill Cemetery.
Charles was born on May 22, 1928 in Palestine to Guy T. Robinson
and Alva Davis Robinson. His father was a member of a banking family and
his mother's family were prominent ranchers in Anderson County. Charles
attended schools in Palestine, where he was president of his senior high
school class. After high school he attended Virginia Military Institute
of Lexington, Va., and then earned a degree in the business school at the
University of Texas, followed by a law degree from the UT Law School. A
member of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity at UT, he was also elected vice-president
of the student body. He also served as president of the UT's Men's Glee
Club and a candidate to the Texas Cowboys.
After law school, he was commissioned in the U.S. Army and served
three years during the Korean War. After his military service, Charles
practiced law in Houston before moving to Sherman, where he served with
distinction as an attorney for more than 50 years. Recognized in 1962 as
Outstanding Young Man of Sherman, he went on to serve as president of the
Grayson County Bar Association. A long term member of the Sherman Rotary
Club, he was also a life fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation and in 2001
received recognition by the State Bar of Texas for 50 years of service
as a lawyer. Charles was active in the Covenant Presbyterian Church, having
served as chairman of the board of deacons as well as a long term member
of the session and the chancel choir. His service to the Sherman Chamber
of Commerce and other local organizations was well known.
Charles was preceded in death by his wife, Martha Strother Robinson,
who passed away Nov. 12, 2004. He is survived by three daughters, Rebecca
R. Stallard (David) of Boca Raton, Fla., Frances R. Pinkston (Jerry) and
Emily R. Fancher (Eric) of Dallas; four grandchildren; sister, Jane R.
English of Houston; sister-in-law Virginia Higgins of Denison; three nephews
and two nieces.
The family would like to thank Soundra Cowan and Terry Rankin for
their dedication in serving as caregivers and Rhonda Farrell for her many
years of service as legal secretary for Charles.
Honorary pallbearers include Judge Lloyd W. Perkins, Prof. Hank
Gibson Jr., Don E. McAden, Jack M. Bloom, M.R. Walker, Oren Art, Jack G.
Kennedy and Robert Totah.
If desired, memorials may be made to UT Southwestern Medical Center,
Genetic Bipolar Research, P.O. Box 910888, Dallas, TX 75391 or go to www.utsouthwestern.edu
giving section. Memorials may also be made to Covenant Presbyterian Church
West Hill Cemetery
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