Rickie Ray Robinson

August 12, 1946March 14, 2019

Rickie Ray Robinson, 72, of Terre Haute and Mt. Prospect, IL, passed away on Thursday, March 14, 2019 at Exceptional Living Center in Brazil. He was born on August 12, 1946, in Pocahontas, Arkansas to William and Helen (Luter) Robinson.

Rickie is survived by his sons, Mickey Lawson of Rosedale and Travis Robinson and wife Jemima of Terre Haute; step-son, Jason Teeters of Terre Haute; grandchildren, Hanna Robinson of Terre Haute, Billy Lawson of Rosedale, Greg Lawson of Rosedale, Haylee O’Vivion and husband Michael of Seelyville; five great-grandchildren; close friends, Jack Richardson and wife Donna of Rosedale and Linda Mattox of Terre Haute.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Leslie Robinson; sister, Janice Vineyard; grandson, Aaron Bays, and close friend, Joe Mattox.

Rickie proudly served in the United States Army and retired with the rank of Lt. Colonel. He earned his Master’s Degree in Criminology at ISU. He worked for 10 years as a detective with the Terre Haute Police Department. Rickie went on to work security for PSI and later Newburgh Construction which led him to Mt. Prospect, IL. He most recently worked as the Security Director for Rouse Company for close to 15 years. In his spare time, Rickie was an avid hunter and trapper. He was a member of American Legion Post 104 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

In accordance with his wishes, Rickie will be cremated. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Mattox-Wood Funeral Home was honored to carry out his final wishes. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared with Rickie’s family at


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Jeff Jensen

March 18, 2019

There are so many good memories. He took Travis and I out in the 57 Chevy. It was so much fun. Travis had a really cool dad, and I was thankful to be able to get to know him.

We were always welcome in Travis home. I was just thinking about this during St. Patrick's day. I was invited to have corn beef and cabbage over at the house. It was the first time I had ever celebrated like that. We were invited over there quite a bit for celebrations and food. They are a very generous family.

I will never ever forget the he took us out with the 3 wheeler to the bong recreation area. Story has so many details it would be too long to tell. Had the best time. Will never forget that.

I really appreciate all that he and his family did for us as kids. I have a lot of respect and admiration for them. It's always sad to see great people leave us behind. Have the family in thoughts and prayers.

With deepest sympathy,