OBITUARIES

Obituaries — Shenandoah County

Stephen Flack
Stephen “Coach” Flack, 63, of Harrisonburg, passed away April 4, 2013.
Mr. Flack was born Jan. 24, 1950, at Fort Lee in Virginia, and was the son of the late Norman Orville Flack and Margaret Shockey Flack.
He was a graduate of Chowan College, East Tennessee State University and University of Southern Mississippi. Coach was currently serving as a board member on the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Sports Commission. He was also a member of the Shenandoah Basketball Officials Association, Harrisonburg Umpires Association, Shenvalee Golf Club, New Market, Va., Horseshoe Hunt Club West, McKinney, Va., Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie No. 4150, the Chowan Alumni Association and the East Tennessee State University Alumni Association. Stephen was a member of the United States Marine Corp from 1972-1974, earning the honors of Platoon Honor Man, Series Honor Man (top among 288 Marines), and the Blues Award.
Stephen was currently employed at Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community in the building and grounds department. From 2010-2012, he was a faculty member at James Madison University in the School of Hospitality, Sport and Recreation Management. Stephen and Cookie owned and operated Downtown 56 from 2006-2009. From 1995-2004, Coach was an assistant professor, chairman of Sports Management, and head baseball coach at Chowan University. In 1975, Stephen began his tenure as physical education educator and coach in numerous schools including Broadway High School and Spotswood High School. During his high school career at Dinwiddie High School in Dinwiddie, Va., Stephen earned 11 letters (football, basketball, baseball, track), Senior Athlete of the Year and was the first athlete to letter in four sports. In 2002, Stephen was elected into the Dinwiddie High School Hall of Fame.


On Aug. 27, 2005, he married Cookie Lam, who survives.


A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, April 13, at 1 p.m. at Muhlenberg Lutheran Church, Harrisonburg, Va., with the Rev. William Rosenow and the Rev. Brett Davis officiating.


In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Chowan University Baseball Program, Attn: Office of Development, One University Place, Murfreesboro, N.C. 27855.


Michael Showalter
Michael M. Showalter, 69, of Woodstock, passed away Saturday, April 6, 2013, at Winchester Medical Center.
He was born July 2, 1943, in La Plata, Md., son of the late Park Morton Showalter and Gladys Posia Hamilton Showalter. He was the youngest of 12 children.
Mr. Showalter was an Army veteran and co-founder with his wife of Virginia Draft Horse and Mule Association.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia F. Showalter. He was preceded in death by a son, Michael Warren.
Online condolences may be left at http://www.dellingerfuneralhome.com.

Betty L. Jedry
Betty L. Jedry, 86, of New Market, died Sunday, April 7, 2013, at the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville.

Theis Funeral Chapel in New Market is handling arrangements.

Lowry H. Farnham
Lowry Hale Farnham, 88, of Basye, died Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at Shenandoah Memorial Hospital.
Lowry was born July 25, 1924, in Washington, D.C., son of the late Arthur B. and Ruth Hale Farnham.
He was a veteran of World War II, serving at Lieutenant Commander in the United States Navy in Korea. He worked as an engineer for the federal government. Lowry was a member of the Kenwood Golf and Country Club.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Marjory Farnham.
Lowry is survived by two daughters, Elizabeth Forde and her husband, Greg, of Mt. Jackson, Virginia, and Barbara Cort of Traverse City, Michigan; two sons, Bill Farnham and his wife, Syleva, of Basye, and Fred Farnham of Fredericksburg, Virginia; a brother, Arthur Farnham and his wife, Rita, of Sedona, Arizona; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Services were private.

Crista A. Haun
Crista Ann Borden Haun, 52, of Toms Brook, passed away Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at Shenandoah Memorial Hospital in Woodstock.
A graveside service was conducted Saturday, April 6, at St. John’s United Church of Christ Cemetery by Pastor Joe Fleming.
Ms. Haun was born September 18, 1960, in Winchester, Va., daughter of Wayne and Sarah Keller Borden of Maurertown, Va.
She was a 1979 graduate of Strasburg High School. She was formerly employed with Blue Bell, Aileen, George’s and Wal-Mart. She was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ at Harrisville, Va.
Surviving, along with her parents, are two daughters, Katherine Haun and life companion Joe Leonard of Edinburg, and Joanna Marie Haun and fiance Stephen Meadows of Toms Brook; ; Crista’s companion, Jaime Calderon; and a brother, Cliston Borden and wife Geraldine (Dean) and their children, Bo, Katey and Cody, all of Winchester.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s United Church of Christ Cemetery at Harrisville, in care of Cyrene Ryan, 23592 Old Valley Pike, Woodstock, Va. 22664.
Crista loved her dogs, Droopy and Carley. She was a lovely, good-hearted, hard-working person who will be sadly missed.
Online condolences may be left at http://www.dellingerfuneralhome.com.

Gary A. Racey
Gary Allen Racey, 49, of Edinburg, died Thursday, April 4, 2013, at U.Va. Medical Center.
Gary was born July 20, 1963 in Woodstock, a son of Larry and Carolyn Hottel Racey.
He was an auto mechanic and owner of Racey Auto Repair. He was a member of Antioch Church of the Brethren and the Woodstock Moose.
In addition to his parents, Gary is survived by companion Anna Davis; daughter Jessica Vandall of Manassas; sister Sharon Racey Hollar of Edinburg; brother Steven E. Racey of Woodstock; two grandchildren; three nieces and three nephews.
A graveside service was conducted Sunday, April 7, at Sunset View Memorial Gardens by Pastor George Bowers and Pastor Otis Frye.
Pallbearers were George Judd, Joe Miller, Jerry Hanson, Keith Helsley, Tommy Borden, Donald Gatchell and Jerry Sine.
Thoughts, concerns and remembrances to http://www.valleyfs.com.

Billy M. Hitt
Billy Mark Hitt, age 74, of Strasburg, passed away Thursday, April 4, 2013, at Blue Ridge Hospice Inpatient Care Center, Winchester.
A funeral service was conducted Sunday, April 7, at Lebanon Lutheran Church with Pastor J.D. Cutlip officiating. Burial was in the Lebanon Church Cemetery.
Mr. Hitt was born May 6, 1938 in Shenandoah, Page County, a son of Virginia Aleshire Hitt of Luray and the late Coe Willie Hitt. He was a member of Lebanon Lutheran Church, Strasburg Moose Lodge 403 and was retired from Moore Brothers Construction with 33 years of service. Billy was a crane operator, a welder and did a number of jobs over the years for Moore Bros. He loved spending time with his family, loved the outdoors and all of nature and especially hunting and fishing.
Surviving with his mother are his wife, Carolyn Pangle Hitt; two daughters, Sharon Hitt Alexiou and husband James of Leesburg, and Marsha Ann Myers and husband Scott of Vinton; four brothers, Coe W. Hitt Jr. of Elkton, Jerry Hitt and David Hitt, both of Shenandoah, and John Hitt of Luray; two sisters, Janie Stewart of Shenandoah, and Katie Good of Luray; and six grandchildren, Paul, Sarah, Rachel and Miriam Alexiou, and Derek and Nathan Myers. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Jimmy and Ronald Hitt; and a sister, Peggy Knight.
Pallbearers were James Alexiou, Scott Myers, Paul Alexiou, Richard Pangle, Delbert Pangle and James Pangle. Honorary pallbearers were Terry Baker, Pearlie Brill, Wayne Walker, Allen Strosnider, Floyd Ryman, Kenneth Wright and Coe W. Hitt Jr.
Memorials may be made to Blue Ridge Hospice Inc., 333 W. Cork Street, Winchester, Va. 22601; or Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 1311 Mamaroneck Avenue, Suite 310, White Plains, N.Y. 10605.
Sign the register book or send your condolences to http://www.stoverfuneralhome.com.

Robin L. Bost
Robin Little Bost, age 58, of Strasburg, passed away Saturday, April 6, 2013, at Winchester Medical Center.
A funeral service was conducted Monday, April 8, at Strasburg Church of Christ. A second service was held Wednesday, April 10, in Statesville, North Carolina, with burial to follow in the Abilene Church of Christ Cemetery, Statesville, North Carolina.
Mrs. Bost was born June 23, 1954, in Statesville, North Carolina, the daughter of the late Robert Bruce and Mabel Lambert Little.
She was a member of the Strasburg Church of Christ and had been a teacher in the Shenandoah County Public School system.
Surviving are her husband, Leander John Bost; her son, Chief Petty Officer Travis Lee Bost and wife Jeanie of Suffolk; her daughter, Tabitha B. Anderson and husband Charles “Chuck” of Strasburg; and three step grandchildren, Kristen Anderson, John Anderson and Timothy Anderson.
Pallbearers were Ken Cruise, Larry Van Dyne, Walt Tewalt and Bill Spates.
Memorials may be made to Strasburg Church of Christ, P.O. Box 321, Strasburg, Va. 22657; or Potter Children’s Home, 2350 Nashville Road, Bowling Green, Ky. 42101-4145.
Sign the guest book and send condolences to http://www.stoverfuneralhome.com.

Anna M. Putman
Anna Margaret Clark Putman, age 77, a resident of Strasburg, passed away Thursday, April 4, 2013, at Greenfield Senior Living, Strasburg.
A funeral service for Mrs. Putman was conducted Saturday, April 6, 2013, at Stover Memorial Chapel with Pastor Matthew Knonenborg III officiating. Burial followed in Walnut Springs Cemetery in the Oranda community of Strasburg.
She was born on February 9, 1936, in Winchester, Va., a daughter of the late Clifton Howard and Luella Artie Ritter Clark. She was a member of Walnut Springs Christian Church. She was a former employee of Shenandoah County Public School system and Lord Fairfax Community College, where she worked in the cafeteria and in food service, and later retired from Chemstone Corp. in Strasburg, where she worked in custodial.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Deborah Ann Putman; and a sister, Mary Clark.
Survivors include her loving husband, Earl C. Putman of Strasburg, Va.; her beloved children, Wayne Putman and wife Sherrie, and Daniel Putman and wife Tina, all of Strasburg, Va.; grandchildren Scotty Putman, Jessica Jarrell, Victoria Putman, Shelbi Putman and Jamie Garrett; great-grandchildren, Sydney Putman, Lleyton Jarrell, Brandon Garrett, Hailey Garrett, Alyssa Garrett, and Luke Garrett; five siblings, Earl Clark and wife Opal of Sarasota, Fla., Betty O’Neil of Stafford, Va., James Robert Clark and wife Mary, Larry Clark and wife Jenny, and Jerry Clark and wife Sue, all of Middletown, Va.
Pallbearers were Billy Richard, Johnny Richard, Kevin Stickley, Jeff Clark, Matthew Clark and Tyler Allowatt.
Memorial contributions may be made to Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 W. Cork St., Winchester, Va. 22601; or Walnut Springs Christian Church, 1905 Oranda Road, Strasburg, Va. 22657.
Sign the guest book and submit condolence to the family at http://www.stoverfuneralhome.com .

Brenda L. Woodrum
Brenda Lee Woodrum, 52, of Toms Brook, died Sunday, April 7, 2013, at Shenandoah Memorial Hospital, Woodstock.
She was born September 20, 1960, in Alexandria, Va., the daughter of Marion E. and Irene Campbell Nelson.
She was married to Blake Woodrum.
Mrs. Woodrum attended Columbia Furnace Church of the Brethren. She was a teacher’s assistant at Grafton School.
Surviving are her husband of Toms Brook; her mother of Strasburg; three daughters, Crystal, Chelsea and Cayla Woodrum, all of Toms Brook; a sister, Debbie Sellers and her husband Eric of Edinburg; a brother, Eddie Nelson and his wife Lisa of Toms Brook; and a brother-in-law, Richard Woodrum and his wife Frecie of Strasburg.
A celebration of life will be Saturday, April 13, at 1 p.m. at the home of Eddie Nelson, 4250 Riverview Drive, Toms Brook, Va., where all are welcome to bring a covered dish.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism, Inc., P.O. Box 767, Framingham, Mass. 01701.
Arrangements are by Phelps Funeral and Cremation Service of Winchester (http://www.phelpsfunerals.com).

Richard Wakeman
Richard Lee Wakeman, 66, of Woodstock, passed away Friday, April 5, 2013, at his home.
The funeral was held Tuesday, April 9, at the Dellinger Funeral Home in Woodstock with the Rev. Bob Jones officiating. Burial followed in Massanutten Cemetery in Woodstock.
Mr. Wakeman was born May 3, 1946, in Woodstock, son of Iva Kibler Wakeman of Woodstock and the late Alfred Leslie Wakeman.
He retired in 2009 after 34 years with Mount Jackson VDOT. He was a member of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church and the Wesley Chapel-St. John’s Methodist Men. He was a life member of Cassia Masonic Lodge in Woodstock, a member of Hunter Lodge in Edinburg and the Scottish Rites. Richard was involved with the Shenandoah County Fair all of his life. He served as a member of the Shenandoah County Fair Association Board of Directors for the past 20 years. He was a founding and charter member of Massanutten Antique Tractor Club.
Surviving, along with his mother, are his fiancée, Janet Heishman; his brother, Linden Wakeman and wife Gloria of Woodstock and their children, Teddy and Michel Wakeman and their children, Chelsea and Anthony of Fairbanks, Alaska, Tena Wakeman Miller (deceased) and her son, Daniel and wife Sheree and their daughters, Angela and Dixie, and Timmy Wakeman and wife Janine and their children, Sean and Mary Ellen; a special cousin, Terry Lee Kibler; and numerous other cousins.


Pallbearers were Kenny, Ronnie, Gary, Dennis, Gilbert and Scott Wakeman.

 Honorary pallbearers were from Mount Jackson VDOT, Shenandoah Co. Fair Association, Massanutten Antique Tractor Club and Wesley Chapel-St. John United Methodist Men.


Memorial contributions may be made to Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 310, Edinburg, Va. 22824.


Online condolences may be left at http://www.dellingerfuneralhome.com.

Eric T. Ryan
Eric Todd Ryan, age 46, of Strasburg, passed away Friday, April 5, 2013, at his home.
Graveside rites were conducted Tuesday, April 9, at Keller Cemetery, Toms Brook, with the Rev. Bruce Noffsinger officiating. Military honors were conducted by Shenandoah American Legion Post 77, Strasburg.
Eric was born July 7, 1966, in Woodstock, the son of Carolyn Shirley Ryman Ryan of Strasburg and the late Gayland “Bud” Lee Ryan.
He had been employed by H.P. Hood, LLC, Winchester, with 10 years of service. He served in the United States Air Force and was a member of the Strasburg Moose Lodge 403.
Surviving with his mother are his wife, Tammy Jones Ryan; two stepsons, Brent Neff and wife Mandy of Strasburg, and Kirk Neff of Edinburg; his sister, Yvonne M. Ward and husband Stephen of Strasburg; two step grandchildren, Vance Reynolds and Mason Neff; three nieces, Megan Burris, Rachel Burris and Emily Jones; and a nephew, Zackary Burris.
Pallbearers were Dale Ritenour, Brent Neff, Kirk Neff, Glenn Tevault, Roger Van Norton and Stephen Ward.
Sign the guest register and send condolences at http://www.stoverfuneralhome.com.

Richard Sullivan Sr.
Retired Timberville Police Chief Richard H. Sullivan Sr., 73, of Timberville, passed away April 5, 2013, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital.


Richard was born Aug. 17, 1939, in Albemarle County, and was a son of the late James D. and Virginia A. Shifflett Sullivan Sr.


Richard was a devoted Timberville police officer for 37 years and the police chief for 20 of those years. He received many recognitions and awards during his career. He loved NASCAR, antique cars and music. He was a member of the Singers Glen Baptist Church.


Richard is survived by a companion of 40 years, Juanita Price of Timberville. He is also survived by two sons, Richard Sullivan Jr. (Jackie) of McGaheysville, and Terry Price (Becky) of Harrisonburg; three daughters, Diane Miller (Don) of Timberville, Tammy Kitta (Michael) of Harrisonburg, and Cindy Shifflett (Donnie) of New Market; three brothers, James D. Jr. (Sue) of Harrisonburg, Carroll (Sandra) of Stanardsville, and Bobby (Betty) of Danville; two sisters, Janet Neff (Don) of New Jersey, and Nancy Irons (Bob) of Lexington; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Retired Master Trooper/Chaplin VSP Paul Glovier and Commonwealth Attorney Marsha Garst conducted the funeral service on Tuesday, April 9, 2013, at the Broadway Baptist Church. Burial was in the Timberville Cemetery.


Memorial contributions may be made to the Broadway Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 666, Broadway, Va. 22815; or to the Timberville Fire Dept., P.O. Box 101, Timberville Va. 22853.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at http://www.grandlefuneralhome.com.

Richard A. Atkins
Richard Allen Atkins, age 59, of Strasburg passed away Saturday, April 6, 2013, in Strasburg.
A memorial service was conducted Wednesday, April 10, at the Church at Waterlick with the Rev. Larry K. Miller officiating.
Mr. Atkins was born July 20, 1953, in Warren County, a son of the late Raymond Rector and Mildred Kathleen Miller Atkins Sr.
He attended the Church at Waterlick and was a retired carpenter.
Surviving are two daughters, Brandy Pierce and companion Donnie McBride, and Rikki Smith, all of Winchester; six grandchildren, Brandon McBride, Amber Pierce, Braden McBride, William Lindamood, Alyssa Feltner and Davon Smith; six sisters, Elizabeth Anderson, Pearl Dodson, Becky Coates and husband Tom, all of Toms Brook, Jane Lambert and husband Larry, Debbie Chapman and husband Eddie, all of Strasburg, and Linda Nichols and husband Danny of Martinsburg, W.Va.; his brother, Ronnie Atkins and wife Mary of Strasburg.
Stover Funeral Home and Crematory Inc., Strasburg, handled arrangements.

Carolyn S. Painter
Carolyn Sue Hoffman Painter, 59, of Woodstock, Virginia, passed away quietly, Tuesday, April 2, 2013, in Winchester Medical Center.
Mrs. Painter was born in 1953, in Charlottesville, Virginia, the daughter of the late Marvin O. and Elizabeth Hoffman.
She married Glen Leroy Painter, who preceded her in death in 2008. They were together for 39 years.
Surviving are two daughters, Tonya Bly of Winchester, and Lisa Painter of Woodstock, Virginia; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and five siblings, Marvin Hoffman Jr. of Topton, Pennsylvania, Linda Painter of Winchester, Patricia Schwertner of Middletown, Virginia, Wayne Hoffman and Barbara Larrick, both of Winchester.
A committal service was conducted at Shenandoah Memorial Park on Thursday, April 11, 2013, with the Rev. Larry Veach officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2654 Valley Avenue, Suite B, Winchester, Virginia 22601.

John D. Glick
John David Glick, 50, of Timberville, died Tuesday, April 9, 2013, at his childhood home in Broadway, currently owned by his sister.


He was born July 13, 1962, in Harrisonburg, a son of the late Dr. John T. Glick Jr. and Geraldine Zigler Glick of Broadway, Va.


John is survived by two sons, Joshua Michael Glick, age 8, and David Mathew Glick, age 6, of New Market; one brother, Michael Zigler Glick and wife Debbie of Columbiana, Ohio; three sisters, Judy Glick-Smith of Cumming, Ga., Margaret Glick Davis and husband J.D. of Timberville, Va., and Joan Glick Strawderman and husband Steve of Broadway, Va.; a brother-in-law, Rick Hill of Atlanta, Ga.; four nieces, five nephews and five great-nieces. He was preceded in death by one sister, Amy Glick Hill.


John was plagued with health problems his whole life, but was always a happy-go-lucky guy with a big smile and an even bigger heart. He had a passion for swimming and fishing. During his younger healthiest years, he excelled in snow skiing, bowling and golf. He became a brick and block mason and eventually co-owned his own drywall business before he became permanently disabled due to end-stage renal failure. He dearly loved his boys and enjoyed watching them grow.


The family will receive friends at Grandle Funeral Home in Broadway in the near future. An announcement will be posted in the paper with the date and time.


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in John’s memory to the Linville Creek Church of the Brethren Helping Hand Fund at 409 Brethren Road, Broadway, Va. 22815.


Online condolences may be sent to the family at http://www.grandlefuneralhome.com.


William K. Mader
William Kirby Mader, 66, of New Market, died Sunday, April 7, 2013, at Consulate Health Care of Woodstock.
Mr. Mader was born July 14, 1946, in West Caldwell, New Jersey, son of Jean Marek Mader of Mt. Jackson and the late William Hugo Mader Jr.
He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He was a member of the Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 510. Mr. Mader received the National Defense Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. He was also authorized to wear the Cold War Era Veteran Insignia.
Surviving in addition to his mother is a son, William Caleb Mader of Tumwater, Washington.
Graveside services were held Thursday, April 11, at the Mt. Jackson Cemetery with the Rev. Matthew A. Diehl officiating. Full military honors were conducted by the Massanutten Post 2447 VFW Edinburg and Muhlenberg Post 199 American Legion Woodstock.
Condolences may be sent to http://www.dellingerfuneralhome.com.

Matthew C. Darne
Matthew Colin Darne, 30, of New Market, passed away Thursday evening, April 4, 2013, at his home.
He was born Sept. 20, 1982, in Fairfax and was the son of Robert Darne of Mount Jackson and the late Linda Grubbs Strickland.


Mr. Darne graduated from McLean High School and had served with the U.S. Marine Corps as a sergeant. He was employed as a correctional officer with the Augusta Correctional Center. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.
On Sept. 10, 2011, he married Stephanie Estep Darne, who survives.
Also surviving are his father, Robert Darne and companion Carole Prince of Mount Jackson; a sister, Denise Southerland of Dumfries; a grandmother, Wanda Grubbs of Woodstock; three aunts, Jeannie Benjamin of Woodstock, Diane Plaugher of Woodstock, and Helen Graves of Cobb Island, Md.; an uncle, David Benjamin of Woodstock; and an aunt, Liz White of Arlington.
Services were conducted Monday, April 8, at the Windhaven Church in Mount Jackson with the Rev. Brad Selan officiating. Interment followed in the Hampton Cemetery at Star Tannery with members of the Strasburg American Legion Post 77 conducting graveside rites.
Memorial donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kan. 66675.
Arrangements were handled by Theis Funeral Chapel in New Market.


James M. Robinson
Col. USAR (Retired) James “Jimmy” Miller Robinson, age 72, of Concord, N.C., originally from Strasburg, Va., died at Tucker Hospice House, Kannapolis, N.C., from pancreatic cancer on April 6, 2013.
The service will be held Sunday, April 14, at 2 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Strasburg, Va., with Maj. Gen. (the Rev.) Razz Waff officiating. Burial will follow at Riverview Cemetery.


The family will receive friends Saturday, April 13, from 4-6 p.m. at Stover Funeral Home in Strasburg.
Jim was born Nov. 28, 1940, in Roanoke, Va., to the late Nelson Warren and Frances Cloyd Robinson.


He was a graduate of The College of William and Mary and the Army War College. Jim was a former member of Emmanuel Episcopal Church and the Harrisonburg Jaycees and worked in sales for Packaging Corp. of America. He retired from the U.S. Army Reserve with the rank of colonel. He was awarded the Legion of Merit, was a Master Paratrooper and a Green Beret Special Forces officer. Jim was CEO and founder of SouthWest Corrugated Sheets, which later became Vista Corrugated, CEO and founder of RAS Investments and also CEO and founder of Retirement Asset Solutions. He was a wine enthusiast, a great listener, adviser, had a wonderful sense of humor, an infectious smile, was a foster parent and was adored by his family. He was a faithful servant of our Lord Jesus Christ. After his diagnosis with pancreatic cancer, he lived three years to the fullest focusing on time with his wife, children and grandchildren, and helping World War II, Korean and Vietnam veterans and their spouses find their unknown and rightful benefits, and strengthening his relationship with his Lord.


He is survived by his wife, whom he married 50 years ago, Anna Fake Robinson; his children, Leslie Coleman and husband Pat of Madison, Miss., Suzanne Trollan and husband Vince of Hickory, N.C., Amy Rodgers and husband Mike of Concord, N.C., and Jay Robinson and wife Melissa of Phoenix, Ariz.; a sister, Gaye Brown of Chapin, S.C.; grandchildren, Patrick Coleman, Chloe Smith, Meg Trollan, Caroline Coleman, Jim Trollan, Nathan Rodgers, Dylan Robinson, Jacob Rodgers, Zachary Rodgers, Mackenzie Rodgers, Hannah Rodgers, Abby Robinson and Samuel Robinson.
Memorials may be made to All Saints Episcopal Church, 525 Lake Concord Road, Concord, N.C. 28025; or to Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (Pancan.org), 1500 Rosecrans Ave., Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, Calif. 90266.
Condolences may be left at http://www.wilkinsonfuneralhome.com Wilki.nson Funeral Home is serving the family.
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