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Lawrence W. Robison

May 08, 2017
Lawrence W. Robison

Lawrence Wayne Robison, 80, of Brighton, died Sunday, May 7, 2017, in the M.L. McCreedy Home in Washington.

Celebration of Life services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 10, in the United Presbyterian Church in Washington with the Rev. Rick Zickefoose and the Rev. Herb Yoder officiating. Calling hours will begin at noon Tuesday in the Jones & Eden Funeral Home, where the family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Interment will take place in Hillcrest Cemetery in Brighton. Memorials have been established for the United Presbyterian Church Youth and the Washington High School Scholarship Fund.

Mr. Robison was born Jan. 16, 1937, in Wapello, the son of Dwight Edwin and Kathryn Irene (Whitmore) Robison. He graduated from Washington High School and from Parsons College in Fairfield with a B.A. in accounting. He was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity while at Parsons. He married Sarah Trotman on Aug. 15, 1959, in Washington.

He farmed his whole life and owned a grain elevator/feed store in Brighton from 1971 until 1996. He also owned an insurance agency in Brighton and was a director of Farmer’s Mutual Insurance in Washington. He served on the Washington School Board for 16 years. He was a long-time member of the Coachmen Camping Club and a winter resident of the Rio Grande Valley. He loved sports, playing cards, and spending time with his grandchildren.

Surviving are his wife, of Brighton; children, Jamie K. Wells and husband Mike of Columbus Junction, Ransom L. Robison and wife Judy of Crawfordsville, Brenda J. Miles and husband Roger of Brighton, and Chris E. Robison and wife Sharon of Winfield; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; four step-grandchildren, four step-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Nona Renn and husband Jack of Anchorage, Alaska.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and his brother Edwin ‘Skip” Robison.

 

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