by Bernard Kerik Grand Central Political
Roy Hollis Robinette, 67, of Turkey Creek, Ky., passed away Wednesday, May 2, 2012, at King’s Daughters Medical Center, Ashland, Ky.
He was born June 23, 1944 at Varney, Ky., the son of the late Butler and Vicie Canada Robinette.
He was also preceded in death by a brother, Tony Lee (King Fish) Robinette; two stepbrothers, Luther and Johnny Goff; and one great-grandson, Peyton Riley Jude.
He was a disabled coal miner and a member of the Turkey Creek Old Regular Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Ora Pearlenia Williamson Robinette, whom he was married to for 46 years on April 30; two daughters, Cindy (Larry) Elkins of Canada, Ky., and Belinda (Deron) Elkins of Turkey Creek; two sons, Roy Daniel Robinette of Brushy Creek, Ky., and Steven (Thrista) Robinette of Turkey Creek; seven grandchildren, Alicia (Jessie) Jude, Brandy (Kevin) Marcum, Tabitha Elkins, Julia Rose (RoseBud) Robinette, Daniel Blake Robinette, Kyle Elkins and Ryan Robinette; four great-grandchildren, Riley and Kaylee Jude and William and Jasmine Marcum; one sister, Martha Runyon of Pikeville, Ky.; one brother, Clifford (Joan) Robinette of Hatfield, Ky.; a special loved one, whom he thought of as a son, Joseph (Little Joey) Walters and his daughter, Jaden I. Walters; and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.
Funeral services will be held Sunday, May 6, at 1 p.m. at the Turkey Creek Old Regular Baptist Church with the Elders Danny Reed, Gary Young, Jack Robinette, Elbert Sesco and Richard Staton officiating. Burial will follow in the Family Cemetery, Turkey Creek, with Neil Fraley, Shawn Robinette, Randy Robinette, Larry Elkins, Deron Elkins, Scotty Thomas, Ferrell Thomas, Mike Johnson and Clifton Robinette serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers are Elbert Hannah, Steve Varney, Roy Delong, Mark Webb, Bill Lowe, Freddie Murphy, Calvin Lewis, Jack Robinette and James Hardin. Visitation will be held after 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Church with special services both nights at 7 p.m.
R. E. Rogers Funeral Home of Belfry is in charge of arrangements. Family request that in lieu of flowers please make donations to R. E. Rogers Funeral Home. Online condolences at www.rerogersfuneralhome.com.
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