Edwards Funeral Home


Harry G. Robinson Sr

February 7, 1924July 10, 2017
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Harry G. Robinson, Sr. 93, of Houston, Mississippi, died July 10, 2017 in Fort Smith. He was born February 7, 1924 in West Point, Mississippi to William Alec and Serena Gates Robinson. Harry was a father, mentor, grandpa, veteran, husband, friend to all and a hero. Harry was named after his mother’s brother, Harry Gates. He was a veteran of the United States Marines and served in the South pacific during WW II and the Korean War. Harry truly loves America and Ole’ Glory. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree from the School of Business & Industry Department of Accounting and was a retired CPA. Harry was a member of the Houston Exchange Club where he was president-elect of MS District Exchange Club May 31, 2002, State President of MS district Exchange Club July 2003. He served on the Board of Directors for the Prevention of Child Abuse of North MS. Harry received the Golden Deed Award in 1980, the Boy Scouts of America Silver Beaver Award, the James E. West Fellow Award-BSA, MSU, Bulldog Club-Super Dog Division, the MSU Alumni Association-President of Chickasaw County, and State President of MS Exchange Clubs- 2002-2003. Harry cites being elected Mayor of the City of Houston, MS in 1973 as the most thrilling time of his life. His good reputation of truth, honesty and faithful services won him two terms as Mayor. First and foremost in Harry’s life, he was a Christian, Gideon, Deacon, Ordained at age of 25 at Siloam Baptist Church, Sunday School Director, Department Director, Brotherhood Director, and faithful servant of First Baptist Church of Houston, MS.

He is survived by his wife, Ila Mae of Houston, MS; one son, Harry Robinson Jr. (Nancy) of Fort Smith; three step-daughters, Rhonda Rogers(Billy) of Pontotoc, MS, Annelyn Edwards of McKinney, TX, and Dyanne Smith Giacomelli of Houston, TX; and his grandchildren who lovingly called him “Big Daddy”, Renee Durham (Scott), Sara Robinson, Amanda Mendenhall (Kevin), Tripp Smith, Collier Smith (Julie), Katie Robinson (Kirk), Brooke Edwards, Martin and Ryan Rogers, Kellye Smith Dumas; and 20 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Harmon A. Robinson and William Clay Robinson

Visitation will be Thursday, July 13, 2017, from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM at Edwards Funeral Home.

Funeral will be 10:00 AM Friday, July 14, 2017, at Community Bible Church with burial following at Oak Cemetery in Fort Smith, AR under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home. Arrangements are being made for a Memorial Service in Houston, MS.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to: First Baptist Church, 201 West Madison Street, Houston, MS 38851.

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  • Visitation

    Thursday, July 13, 2017

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, July 14, 2017

  • Burial

    Friday, July 14, 2017


Harry G. Robinson Sr

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Major Charlie Cox

July 29, 2017

Dear Mayor Robbie Robinson and Families, This is Major Charlie (Darlene) Cox, of Westpoint-very good friend of yours,you have our deepest condolences, if anything we can do for you and you're wife we're just an phone calls away. Our Prayers are with your family members. Your always been there's when we had the same sadness (Robbie), you're dearest friend. Cox's family

Stephanie Tierra

July 15, 2017

My sincerest condolences to the family. I have had the pleasure of knowing his beautiful grandchildren at Chaffin Junior High in Fort Smith.

Bruce and Lana Pepper

July 14, 2017

Harry was a fine man and will be greatly missed.

Jimmie Taylor

July 13, 2017

Jimmie and I are so sorry for your loss. I know he will be greatly missed by you all your family. Love and prayers to you and your family.

Mary Leigh & Jimmie Taylor

Robert Colton

July 13, 2017

I enjoyed Working For Harry as his service Mgr. at the Pontiac Dealership on Towson Ave, in the middle to late eighties! He was a nice gentleman and a caring person and was very instrumental in getting me GM Training which greatly enhanced my career in Automotive Dealership Service, Parts and Body Management. I wish to send my Prayers and Condolences to his Family!

Judy East

July 12, 2017

Harry was a dear, true friend to my family!!! My parents, Ralph and Maxine Hollingsworth, had many fun times with him and Anna. Although I was younger at the time, I still have many wonderful memories of the four of them together!!! Harry was a happy, loving Christian, who touched many lives and will be deeply missed!! He is celebrating in Heaven now!! My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of loss. My love to you all!

Rick Huffman

July 11, 2017

One of the best. Honored to have known him.

Charlotte Griffin

July 11, 2017

Harry was a very special man to Raymond and I. He helped set up our business in 1978 and continued to be a faithful friend to us. Praying for your family!

Larry & Anne Allen

July 11, 2017

Harry was as good and as honorable a man as anyone could ever hope to know. He was always a faithful and supportive friend. It was a genuine honor to have known him. May he rest in eternal peace and may God be with you and comfort you, his family, during these most difficult times.

Nancy Berry Champion

July 11, 2017

Harry was such a fun-loving neighbor and Christian friend. He will be missed by all. My prayers are with all of you.


Harry with his brother and parents: William "Alec" Robinson, Serena "Rena" Gates Robinson, Harry Gates Robinson, and Andrew "Harmon" Robinson.


Harry Gates Robinson, Sr.


Harry In United States Marine Uniform


Harry in Masonic Hat for Hamasa Temple of Meridian


Harry's 92nd Birthday


Harry (Big Daddy), Sara, Amanda & Renee