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Lawrence Gilbert "Boots" Robinson, 79, of Rising Sun, IN, passed away at 4:50 PM, Friday, October 12th 2018 at his residence. Boots was born in Rising Sun, IN on May 14, 1939, a son of the late Harriett Frances (Ball) and Aubrey Anthony Robinson. Following his graduation from high school, he enlisted in the United States Air Force in September of 1958. He worked as a security guard at Seagram's Distillery, Lawrenceburg, IN. and more recently had worked for the Kroger Company and DHL-Express. Boots was a member and past commander of the Rising Sun American Legion Post 59 and a life-time member of the Aurora VFW. He was also a member of the Shiloh Baptist Church, Rising Sun, IN. Boots was a soft-spoken lover of antiques, sports, music, fishing and family. While in high school, he enjoyed playing basketball and was also in a band. He and his father worked together painting and designing signs for local businesses. He was always working and he had never met a stranger.
Lawrence is survived by a daughter Kathryn "Kathy" Houston, of Danville, KY; by cousins Horace (Gladys) Harris, Georgia Horton, & Mary Robinson; by grandchildren Cartrail Houston & Matanza Robinson; great grandchildren Jason, Raven, Chaynce, Aaliyah & Trail; nieces Pam Robinson, Slyvia Robinson & Sonya Robinson; nephews Victor Robinson, Tyrone Robinson & Aubrey Robinson, and by many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and by brothers Charles "Skip" Robinson & William "Did" Robinson.
Funeral services will be 1:00 PM. Thursday, October 18, at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun, IN with Rev. Calvin Todd officiating. Friends are invited to call Thursday 11AM-1PM at Markland Funeral Home. Burial will be at Cedar Hedge Cemetery in Rising Sun, IN. Memorial donations may be made to the Robinson Family or to the Rising Sun American Legion Post #59. Cards are available at the funeral home. email@example.com
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