OBITUARY

Dr. Clark Robinson

June 5, 1925June 30, 2017
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Dr. Clark Robinson, 92, of Douglasville, Georgia, passed away on June 30, 2017. He was the son of the late Henry Robinson and Bonnie Belle Stogner Robinson.

Visitation will be held Sunday July 2nd from 5:00 - 8:00 PM at Whitley-Garner at Rosehaven Funeral Home, 8640 Rose Avenue, Douglasville, GA. Visitation will also precede the funeral services on Monday July 3rd at First Baptist Church in Douglasville, 5900 Prestley Mill Road, from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, with the funeral following at 1:00 PM with Reverend John Pennington officiating.

Dr. Clark Robinson was born in Bowdon, Georgia on June 5, 1925. He attended Indian Creek Elementary School and graduated from Mount Zion High School. When he was seventeen, he joined the United States Maritime Services as a Merchant Marine and served his country during World War II. He was in London during the buzz bomb attacks. He participated in operation CORNCOB, serving on one of the twenty-two merchant ships, which were part of the formation of the breakwater during the D-Day Invasion and Battle of Normandy on June 6, 1944. After the war, he left the military to pursue higher education. He attended West Georgia College for two years, then completed his undergraduate education at the University of Georgia in Athens, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry. In 1961, he received his doctorate degree at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. He then completed a rotating surgical internship at Macon General Hospital, and finished his residency in 1963. He moved to Douglasville later that year and served as a solo Family Practice doctor until his daughter, Tammy, joined him in the practice in 1993.

He served on active staff at the old Douglasville Hospital on Fairburn Road and then later at Douglas General Hospital, now Wellstar Douglas Hospital. He was an active proponent in establishing the new hospital to better meet the needs of the growing community. He participated on many committees at both hospitals, as well as serving as Chief of Staff. He was also one of the Medical Examiners for the State of Georgia. In 2002, Dr. Robinson was recognized by the Georgia Academy of Family Physicians with their highest award as Family Doctor of the Year.

Active in his community, Dr. Robinson served on the Planning and Zoning Board during the development of the Fairways and Arbor Station Subdivisions. He also served as a bank director for the Commercial Bank, which later became Regions Bank. He served on the Foundation of the Medical College of Georgia and was a generous supporter of the Scholarship Program for the medical school.

Dr. Clark Robinson lived a life of action and selfless service, epitomizing the character of his generation and exemplified the legacy of the family doctor. He was affectionately known as “Doc” by many. He took care of many generations of families in Douglasville and the surrounding counties for 44 years until his retirement at age 82. He took care of people at his office as well as making many house calls, Saturday hours, met patients after hours, set broken bones, delivered babies, and performed surgeries. He took care of his patients any time of the day or night. In addition to operating his busy family practice, he served as the team doctor for the Douglas County High School Tigers football team, treated inmates at the local jail, and saw patients at Garden Terrace, now Douglasville Nursing and Rehabilitation. His patients loved him because of his tireless devotion to them. He had a compassion and dedication to his patients and the community that he loved.

The building at 6671 East Church Street in Downtown Douglasville, where he practiced medicine for so many years, was dedicated on his behalf on July 17, 2008. He carried on the tradition of the medical practice that started in that building with Dr. Hamilton, and later the dental practice of Dr. Turk.

Dr. Robinson was married to Louise Hughie Robinson on September 8,1951. They were married for 63 years. They had two children, Beth Robinson Johnson, and Dr. Tammy Robinson, both of Douglasville, Georgia.

Dr. Clark Robinson is survived by his two children and a sister, Berta Robinson Baklini of Wilmington, North Carolina, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Dr. Clark Robinson is preceded in death by his wife, Louise Hughie Robinson, as well as brothers and sisters, Nellie Robinson Miles, Rebecca Robinson Redden, Arnold Robinson, Nan Robinson Davidson, Cavelle Robinson, Martin Robinson, Dr. Robert "Bob" Robinson, Ben Robinson, and Jerry Robinson.

Those who wish to express condolences or share a special memory may do so online at www.whitleygarner.com

Arrangements by: Whitley-Garner at Rosehaven Funeral Home, Douglasville, GA 30134, 770-942-4246

Services

  • Visitation

    Sunday, July 2, 2017

  • Visitation

    Monday, July 3, 2017

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, July 3, 2017

Memories

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Jennifer Reynolds

December 1, 2018

Today I thought of Doc Robinson. Out of curiosity I googled his name and found this obituary. In 1981 my family moved to Lithia Springs and he became our Doc, I was in 2nd grade. My fondest memory was the way he would enter the room and engage me by saying, "you look sweet enough to eat" and pick up my arm then pretend to naw on it. I would laugh so hard. He had such a Grandfatherly spirit and demeanor and took all the angst out of visiting the Dr. for young children. To this day, he is the reason I search far and wide for Dr.'s that have an excellent bedside manner. I've now lived in Texas 23 years and at 44 years old I still share memories of him with my family. As a career I've chosen to be an Esthetician, which means I wax a lot of eyebrows. Of course this brings up his legendary eyebrows on a regular bases when I'm with clients. He made a huge impact on so many and is greatly missed. Thank you Doc for being so sweet to a little girl who had no grandparents and giving me such sweet memories.

July 18, 2017

Dear Beth & Tammy,
We regret that we just learned of your Father's passing away today. You both will be in our prayers. He meant and did so much to so many families and Alice's grandmother, Alice DuBard was a dear friend and patient and we shared many stories when I went in as a patient or a caregiver. And he's probably the only doctor that Ronnie truly trusted.
God Bless
Ronnie and Alice Haynie

Tammy Hopkins

July 9, 2017

So very sorry for the loss of such a powerful presence in the community and in the Robinson family. My mother always told me that Dr Robinson saved my life the night I was born, as I was a "7 month baby" as she always put it. I was 3 lbs 5 oz and had to be sent to Crawford Long for 5 weeks until I got up to 5 lbs. Mama always took me back to see the Dr "with the crazy eyebrows" as I called him. Dr. Tammy also saved my life, at least my quality of life, when she diagnosed me with severe b12 deficiency. I was amazed that she called me at home after 7 pm to tell me that I had to come into her office the next day for an injection. Just showed me that she had the same dedication to her patients as her Dad. I am thankful that they were both doing what God had gifted them to do- take care of others. Thank you Robinson family.

July 7, 2017

Live his legacy, as the, exceptional unique and extraordinary Dr. Robinson. Truly, a respected stand-up, admiral idol for all established and upcoming healthcare provider's. His accomplishments are his legend, compassion and devotion true to character.

Randal Baklini

July 7, 2017

You were always there whether to support our large family reunion or to provide medical expertise to all. Your selfless way of life touched many people. You were always an icon for me and everyone else in our family. You served, you loved, and you provided an amazing example of how we should treat our parents and other people in our lives. You will never be missed because you always be remembered fondly.

July 6, 2017

Tammy, Your Dad was our Dr when we moved to D'ville in 1970, and then you became my Dr, what a blessing. When you and Ginger started school at Eastside, I got to know Louise well through PTA. I am so glad you had him for all this years. Ann Eskek

Steph Eddington

July 6, 2017

Thank you for caring so much for your patients.

paul & roselea brown

July 5, 2017

doctor clark has been our doctor since 1964 he had our oldest son brought to old hospital to sew up a cut on his forehead.
we will always remember the kind person that he was.

July 4, 2017

We are so sorry to hear about Dr. Robinson. My Mother, Nova (Robinson) Chandler loved all the Robinson's, and enjoyed going to as many of the reunions as she could. Tammy and Beth, we will remember you and your family in our prayers. Dr. Robinson was a fine man and a great Doctor. He will be missed by everyone who knew him. Barbara(Chandler)Bordynoski - Cedartown, Ga.

Robert H. Newman

July 4, 2017

Beth it's been a long time since we have seen or talk but I wanted to give my condolences to you & your family. my thoughts and prayers are with you and Tammy on the loss of your great father "Doc Robinson " !! He did so much for our community as we all grew up in that nice little town of Douglasville with such a giving & caring Doctor !! God bless you Both!! ❤

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Biography

Dr. Clark Robinson, 92, of Douglasville, Georgia, passed away on June 30, 2017. He was the son of the late Henry Robinson and Bonnie Belle Stogner Robinson.

Visitation will be held Sunday July 2nd from 5:00 - 8:00 PM at Whitley-Garner at Rosehaven Funeral Home, 8640 Rose Avenue, Douglasville, GA. Visitation will also precede the funeral services on Monday July 3rd at First Baptist Church in Douglasville, 5900 Prestley Mill Road, from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, with the funeral following at 1:00 PM with Reverend John Pennington officiating.

Dr. Clark Robinson was born in Bowdon, Georgia on June 5, 1925. He attended Indian Creek Elementary School and graduated from Mount Zion High School. When he was seventeen, he joined the United States Maritime Services as a Merchant Marine and served his country during World War II. He was in London during the buzz bomb attacks. He participated in operation CORNCOB, serving on one of the twenty-two merchant ships, which were part of the formation of the breakwater during the D-Day Invasion and Battle of Normandy on June 6, 1944. After the war, he left the military to pursue higher education. He attended West Georgia College for two years, then completed his undergraduate education at the University of Georgia in Athens, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry. In 1961, he received his doctorate degree at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. He then completed a rotating surgical internship at Macon General Hospital, and finished his residency in 1963. He moved to Douglasville later that year and served as a solo Family Practice doctor until his daughter, Tammy, joined him in the practice in 1993.

He served on active staff at the old Douglasville Hospital on Fairburn Road and then later at Douglas General Hospital, now Wellstar Douglas Hospital. He was an active proponent in establishing the new hospital to better meet the needs of the growing community. He participated on many committees at both hospitals, as well as serving as Chief of Staff. He was also one of the Medical Examiners for the State of Georgia. In 2002, Dr. Robinson was recognized by the Georgia Academy of Family Physicians with their highest award as Family Doctor of the Year.

Active in his community, Dr. Robinson served on the Planning and Zoning Board during the development of the Fairways and Arbor Station Subdivisions. He also served as a bank director for the Commercial Bank, which later became Regions Bank. He served on the Foundation of the Medical College of Georgia and was a generous supporter of the Scholarship Program for the medical school.

Dr. Clark Robinson lived a life of action and selfless service, epitomizing the character of his generation and exemplified the legacy of the family doctor. He was affectionately known as “Doc” by many. He took care of many generations of families in Douglasville and the surrounding counties for 44 years until his retirement at age 82. He took care of people at his office as well as making many house calls, Saturday hours, met patients after hours, set broken bones, delivered babies, and performed surgeries. He took care of his patients any time of the day or night. In addition to operating his busy family practice, he served as the team doctor for the Douglas County High School Tigers football team, treated inmates at the local jail, and saw patients at Garden Terrace, now Douglasville Nursing and Rehabilitation. His patients loved him because of his tireless devotion to them. He had a compassion and dedication to his patients and the community that he loved.

The building at 6671 East Church Street in Downtown Douglasville, where he practiced medicine for so many years, was dedicated on his behalf on July 17, 2008. He carried on the tradition of the medical practice that started in that building with Dr. Hamilton, and later the dental practice of Dr. Turk.

Dr. Robinson was married to Louise Hughie Robinson on September 8,1951. They were married for 63 years. They had two children, Beth Robinson Johnson, and Dr. Tammy Robinson, both of Douglasville, Georgia.

Dr. Clark Robinson is survived by his two children and a sister, Berta Robinson Baklini of Wilmington, North Carolina, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Dr. Clark Robinson is preceded in death by his wife, Louise Hughie Robinson, as well as brothers and sisters, Nellie Robinson Miles, Rebecca Robinson Redden, Arnold Robinson, Nan Robinson Davidson, Cavelle Robinson, Martin Robinson, Dr. Robert "Bob" Robinson, Ben Robinson, and Jerry Robinson.

Those who wish to express condolences or share a special memory may do so online at www.whitleygarner.com

Arrangements by: Whitley-Garner at Rosehaven Funeral Home, Douglasville, GA 30134, 770-942-4246