Paul David Robinson Sr.
December 14, 1937 – October 28, 2019
Paul David Robinson, Sr. passed away October 28, 2019 with his wife by his side.
Paul was born on December 14, 1937 in Dora, Alabama. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1956 as a Language Intercept Process Specialist. After leaving the Air Force in 1959, he obtained a Bachelor of Arts from Samford University and a Master of Divinity from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He was ordained as a Southern Baptist Minister and pastored several churches while attending these schools. He became a Chaplain in the U.S. Navy in 1966. He earned a Doctorate of Ministry from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1981. After retiring from the Navy in 1985, he earned a Masters of Arts in Teaching from Jacksonville University in 1988. He was a professor at Florida Baptist College from 1993 to 2004. He and his wife moved to Pensacola in 2004 and became members of First Baptist Church. He felt the call to ministry at an early age and served the Lord the remainder of his life.
Paul was a wonderful and loving husband, father, and grandfather. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 58 years, Laura; children: Amanda Conley and David Robinson (Diana); grandchildren: Ben, Hunter, Jake Conley (Brittnie), Evan Conley (Sehoya), and Marissa Conley; great-granddaughter Emma Conley; and sister Eunice Schultz (Bill).
The funeral will be at First Baptist Church, 500 N Palafox Street on Sunday, November 3, 2019. Visitation will begin at 2:00 with the service to follow at 3:00.
The family would like to thank Waterford at Creekside for their care and compassion.
- Laura Robinson, Wife
- Amanda Conley, Daughter
- David (Diana) Robinson, Son
- Ben Robinson, Grandson
- Hunter Robinson, Grandson
- Jake (Brittnie) Conley, Grandson
- Evan (Sehoya) Conley, Grandson
- Marissa Conley, Granddaughter
- Emma Conley, Great Granddaughter
- Eunice (Bill) Schultz, Sister
- Visitation Sunday, November 3, 2019
- Funeral Service Sunday, November 3, 2019
- Graveside Service Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Paul David Robinson Sr.
November 11, 2019
I would like to send my condolences to the Robinson family. I have been friends with David for many years and we have also worked together for almost twenty years as well. So sorry to hear the loss of your Dad,David. Rebeccca
October 31, 2019
My cousin and best friend as we grew up in Dora , AL. A great Chistian and influence in my life.
Michael N. Robinson, Col., USAF, retired
October 30, 2019
My uncle was one person that I respect as warrior in my life. This was due to his willingness to serve our lord and savior Jesus Christ as a true warrior but also because he was willing to do this as a Navy Chaplain and endure the long stays away from family and friends and the real danger in some cases (Vietnam) to serve his country and share Christ with those in service around him.
I did not understand what this meant until I had a substantial taste of business travel early in my marriage and got a small sample of what our Navy folks endure. His service shows what a warrior he was and it was hard on both Paul and his incredible wife. Laura also knows how to serve the lord and was a perfect wife for Uncle Paul/Chaplain Robinson. God truly put Paul and Laura together to serve him as a couple.
They both helped me with their love and direction as a teen and adult and the World is at a loss today without my Uncle, a Christian man among men.