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Billy J. Robinson, 76

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LEBANON -- Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17 at the Sellars Funeral Home on the Baddour Parkway for Mr. Robinson, 76, of Lebanon.
A retired Baptist minister, he died Aug. 15, 2011 following an extended illness.
A graduate of Watertown High School, Brother Robinson attended Tennessee Technological University and 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. He was actively involved in the City of Lebanon retiree group.
The family will be receiving friends at Sellars Funeral Home from 11 a.m. until the service on Wednesday.
Services will be conducted by Brother Chris Dickens and Brother Gordon Lee. Interment will follow at Cedar Grove Cemetery.
Survivors include: his wife of over 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.
He is preceded in death by parents Arthur and Martha Murphy Robinson.
Pallbearers: nephews Mike Richardson, Joey Reeder and Thomas Cope, brother-in-law Darrell Dean, and close family friends John Daniel Alsup, Tyler Davis, and David Rigsby. Honorary: Sonny Thompson.
Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon.

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