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Miller-Woodlawn Funeral Home & Memorial Park

5505 Kitsap Way, Bremerton, WA

OBITUARY

Otis Robinson Sr.

March 2, 1941January 3, 2020
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CELEBRATING THE LIFE OF OTIS ROBINSON March 2, 1941~ January 3, 2020

Otis Robinson was born to the late James & Sadie Robinson, in Greenville, South Carolina on March 2, 1941. Otis was fourth child out of thirteen siblings. Otis attended school at Gower Street Elementary; Nichol Town Jr. High School, and Sterling High School. In March 1958, at the young age of 17 Otis joined the US Navy and became one of the first African American deep sea diver. In April 1978, Otis retired from the US Navy as a Chief Petty Officer. Otis has accomplished a lot of achievements in his lifetime. He was a reserve Police Officer for the City of Bremerton Washington; the President of the Bremerton NAACP; a member of the Prince Hall Masonic Lodge F & AM; he retired as a Building Inspector for both the City of Bremerton and Kitsap County. Otis is a life member of FRA Association Branch# 29 of Bremerton, Washington. Life member of DAV; Member of VFW#2669 of Bremerton, Washington.

He was predeceased in death by his wife Annalisa. He is survived by his five (5) children Otis Bernard Gowens; LaTonjia Marie Jones (Deryl); Otis Robinson, Jr.; Hiram Jerome Robinson; Vincent James Robinson (Cynthia); his three (3) step-children Sandra Guillen; Mike Guillen and Manuela Guillen; survived by four (4)siblings Jerry Robinson (Linda); Perry Robinson (Telly); Eleanor Bowens; and Shirley Jones; eight (8) grand children Charita Trice; Micah Trice; Trey Robinson; Torey Robinson; Abigail Robinson; Jameka Gowens; Tiarah Gowens;Danesha Gowens and three great grandchildren, numerous, cousins, nephews and nieces.

Memorial donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the Navy Fleet Reserve #29.

There is no sorrow that Heaven can not heal.

Services

  • Celebration of Life Friday, January 17, 2020

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Otis Robinson Sr.

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Sandra Guillen

January 15, 2020

Dear patricia, thank you...you were loved by them both...thats what I can say for shure...we keep them in our heart and in our mind and so on the not really away...just out of sight...and one day I gonna meet this two so special people again...
Sandra

Patricia F

January 15, 2020

Otis and Annie made us part of their extended family. Victoria and I have wonderful memories of our many fun times together. For Victoria, Otis was the person she turned to for fatherly advice. Thank you Robinson family for sharing these two wonderful people with Victoria and myself.

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