JOE R. ROBINSON, of Eureka Springs, Arkansas was born February 23, 1940 in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, son of Frank and Fannie (Gunnels) Robinson. He departed this life Friday, November 24, 2017 in Berryville, Arkansas, at the age of 77 years.†
Joe proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corp during the Korean War and three tours in Vietnam. He also worked for the Eureka Springs School as a school bus driver for twenty years. He loved to spend time with his family and friends and will be missed by many.
He is survived by his children, son, Joe Dale Robinson and wife, Tammy of Butterfield, Missouri; daughter, Jeannie Lee Birchfield and husband, Bobby of Greenbrier, Arkansas; daughter, Nathina Joleen Robinson of Eureka Springs, Arkansas; four brothers, Edward, Gene, Lee and Jack Robinson; sister, Jimmie Lou Robinson; grandson, Samuel James Birchfield of Greenbrier, Arkansas; grandson, Joe Dale Robinson, Jr. of Butterfield, Missouri; granddaughter, Shelby Jo Robinson of Butterfield, Missouri; four great grandchildren, Joe Dale, III, Rhyder, Haylee and Karter; numerous nieces, nephews, friends and loved ones.
On June 26, 1963 he was united in marriage to Orva Lee (Looney) Robinson who preceded him in death. He is also preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and one brother.
Visitation will be 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at Nelsonís Chapel of the Springs, Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Celebration of Life service will be at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at Nelsonís Chapel of the Springs, Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Arrangements under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service, Inc. Online condolences may be sent to the family at nelsonfuneral.com.