Obituary of Gary Wayne Robinson
Gary Wayne Robinson was born in Corpus Christi, Texas to Glen and Opal Robinson on March 18, 1941, and passed away peacefully at home in Richmond, Texas on Sunday, May 14, 2023. He was 82 years of age.
Gary grew up in Corpus Christi and graduated from W. B. Ray High School prior to proudly serving his country in the United States Air Force. While stationed in Karamursel, Turkey, he met Pam at the base chapel while serving as an usher for the Sunday morning services. They would later marry in San Diego, California and settled in Meadows Place, Texas. Shortly after arriving in Stafford, they joined First Presbyterian Church in Sugar Land where they remained active members for over 50 years. Gary served in many roles at the church including Worship Committee Member, Elder, Lead Usher, and member of the Pastoral Nominating Committee. His church family was extremely important to him, and he was passionate about his commitments.
Gary fervently believed to truly serve God; he must be a servant to others. Along with his service in the military and to his church, he continued to serve the youth in his community as a Boy Scout volunteer. When James was just a Cub Scout, Gary agreed to take on the role of Assistant Cubmaster. This would start a 45-year commitment to the scouting program. He served as Assistant Scoutmaster, Scoutmaster, District Committee Member, Training Chairman, and Order of the Arrow Office Staff Volunteer. As a volunteer he was recognized for his many years of dedication with the District Award of Merit, Silver Beaver Award, Order of the Arrow Vigil Honor, and the Colonneh Lodge Numbered Certificate.
Leadership in Service was truly the mantra by which he lived, and he instilled the servant leadership mentality into the countless scouts he interacted with over the years. His indelible mark on the lives of so many people will be the lasting legacy that will carry on for generations to come.
Gary is predeceased by his parents, Glen Robinson and Opal Spears Robinson. He is survived by his loving wife, Pamela Robinson; son, James W. Robinson and wife, Carrie; sister, Carole Hildebran; grandchildren, Austin and Emily Robinson; and a host of dear family and friends.
A Memorial Service for Gary will be held Saturday, May 27, 2023, at 11:00 am at First Presbyterian Church, 502 Eldridge Rd., Sugar Land, Texas 77478 with Rev. Dr. Fred Seay officiating. Interment of cremated remains with military honors will take place Wednesday, May 31, 2023, at 11:15 am at Houston National Cemetery. A live stream of the service will be available on the church’s FPCSL YouTube page.
Because Scouting meant so much to Gary and the family, they request that all scouts and scouters in attendance please wear their “Class A” uniform.
In lieu of customary remembrances, the family requests with gratitude that memorial contributions in Gary’s name be made to First Presbyterian Church: Bereavement Fund or to Sam Houston Area Council, Attention: Camp Strake Capital Funds, 2225 N. Loop W., Houston, Texas 77008.
In Loving Memory
1941 - 2023
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