OBITUARY

Thomas P. Robinson

December 4, 1933May 4, 2018

Thomas P. Robinson died at home on May 4, 2018, in Birmingham. Tom was born on December 4, 1933. In Jasper, Alabama, to the late Charles Presley Robinson and the late Willie Boshell Robinson. He is preceded in death by his daughter, Stephanie Leight Robinson. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Barbara V. Robinson, and son, Thomas Philip Robinson. Tom attended Walker County High School, graduated from Samford University in pharmacy, and interned at Brown Drug Company in Selma, Alabama. Tom’s career included working in Birmingham, at University Hospital, GES in Ensley, Kmart Pharmacy, and Big B Pharmacy. After retiring from Veterans Hospital, he worked nine years in Roanoke, Alabama, at Randolph County Hospital until it closed. During his younger years, Tom joined the Army and served in Germany as a medic. While in Germany he toured Holland, Germany, England, and France, and made many pictures. On returning to Jasper, he did a “Show and Tell” program for his nephew, Carl Key. The elementary students were so pleased with the slides and movies that Carl was a “big man on campus”. Carl still remembers the great feelings that presentation gave him.Tom grew up in the Baptist church. In his later years, he and Barbara joined the Cathedral Church of the Advent, where he especially enjoyed the organ and every musical program that was offered. Tom also loved dogs, especially Angel and Max who were his companions for many years.Visitation for Tom will be Thursday, May 24, 2018 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM at Ridout's Valley Chapel in Homewood, AL. The funeral service will at 2pm on Friday, May 25, 2018 at Valley Chapel and burial will follow at Elmwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Advent Choir Discretionary Fund, c/o Cathedral Church of the Advent, 2017 Sixth Avenue North, Bham, AL 35203 OR Greater Bham Humane Society, 300 Snow Drive, Bham, AL 35209.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Thursday, May 24, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, May 25, 2018

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Burial
REMEMBERING

Thomas P. Robinson

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Rosalind Wilbanks

May 25, 2018

While I do express my sincerest sympathy for the loss of Mr. Thomas, I am overjoyed that God allowed me to inhabit the presence of two angels! Yes! The whimsical occasion of our meeting at the YMCA, allowed me time to embrace and love the infectious smiles, generosity, and wit of Mr. Thomas and Mrs. Barbara. Thank you Mrs. Barbara for allowing me to visit, eat, AND pray with you both. Nothing other than the hand of God, and His amazing grace! I will forever cherish the warm, loving generosity of Mr. Thomas! He was comical also...always made me laugh. Please know that my thoughts and prayers reside with you and your entire family at this time.

Beth Durrance

May 25, 2018

It goes without saying that I'll miss Tom. How I loved going out to breakfast with him and Barbara! God be with you, Barbara, and may He always Bless you.

FROM THE FAMILY