Eugene Robinson, age 75 of Springfield, Illinois, entered into a peaceful rest on November 17th, 2020, at Spring Valley Hospital Medical Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
He was preceded in death by his parents; Ollie and Rosanna Robinson and siblings; Dennis Wallace II and Mary Martin.
He is survived by former wife, Mary Sellers Robinson of Matteson, Illinois; his children Eugene Aundre (Krystal) Robinson, Anita Robinson, Regina Robinson, Ashley Robinson, Leslie Eugene (Tyisha) Robinson, Sahara K. Bell; god-children Jacqueline Joyner-Kersee, Al Joyner Jr, Debra Joyner, Angela Joyner and Aronda Joyner Edward's; along with his grandchildren, great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends.
Eugene was born in Springfield, IL on October 9th, 1945 to Ollie and Rosanna Robinson. In his early preschool years the family temporarily relocated to Los Angeles, California. The majority of his education was completed in Springfield. He attended and graduated from Feitshans High School in 1963. A former employee of Allis-Chalmers, Eugene was subsequently drafted in the US Army in 1968 where he served in Germany and Vietnam. During his service, he earned a National Defense Service Medal for his expertise in rifling. He also served as an Adjudicator and Investigator with the Illinois Department of Human Rights, Chicago, Illinois determining the outcomes of EEOC claims.
He was an avid cook and was undoubtedly famous for his BBQ, peach cobbler, and jelly cake among other culinary delights. His infectious personality attracted many loved ones and friends. Many were captivated by his sense of humor and his passion for living life to the fullest.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, his 9-11 A.M. visitation (open to the public) will follow CDC guidelines of 10 people in the Funeral home at a time, social distancing and face masks are required. The funeral service from 11-Noon will be closed to the public but can be viewed virtually by pressing the link on this page, which will be made available at 10:30am Monday November 30th.
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