William Henry “Joe” Robinson, 83, was born on September 13, 1937, to the late Sarah Massey Robinson in Huntsville, Alabama. He passed on Saturday, December 26, 2020.
He retired from Rock-Tenn after 44 years of service.
He is preceded in death by his mother, Sarah Massey Robinson; brother, Roosevelt Robinson; three sisters, Elnora Claudell Clay , Beatrice James Davis and Rosa Lee Burt; two sons, Don Jeffery Lewis and Chris Lake; sister-in-law, Betty Mae (John) Clay of Detroit, Michigan.
Those to cherish his memory include his wife, Juanita Douglas Robinson; three sons, William Tyrone (Shekia) Robinson of St. Mary, Georgia, Travis (Verda) Robinson, Dayton, Ohio, Michael (Erica) Douglas, Memphis, Tennessee; four daughters, Brenda Robinson, Chattanooga, Tonya Robinson, Atlanta, Georgia, Rhonda (Gary) Evans, Nashville, Tennessee, Delma (Kelley) Sanders, Rossville, Georgia; one and only sister, Ernestine R. Common, of Chattanooga; 4 brothers-in-law, Claudell Clay, Chattanooga, Charlie James (Stella) Douglas, Henning, Tennessee, John Clay, Detroit, Michigan, Bobby Whitelow, Henning, Tennessee; sister-in-law, Dorothy Douglas, Ripley, Tennessee, Ruth Ann Tucker, Carolyn Douglas, Grace Payton Robinson, Mary Alice Douglas of Henning, Tennessee, and Sarah Whitelow, Henning, Tennessee; 20 grandchildren; 37 great grandchildren; five great-great grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews in Chattanooga, Tennessee and Huntsville, Alabama; many dear friends, brothers and sisters in Christ.
A public viewing will be held 9 a.m.–12 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 14, at the funeral home, followed by a 1 p.m. graveside service. Interment: Lakewood Memorial Gardens East.
Arrangements are by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 423 622-9995.