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Edwin C. Robinson, 90, passed peacefully Feb. 5, 2018, at home. He was born May 17, 1927, to Hamlet and Naomi (Wallace) Robinson.
Edwin graduated from Glendale High School in 1945. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II as a medic aboard the Army Hospital Ship Mercy. He crossed the ocean three times to pick up wounded soldiers in Japan to bring them home. He married Doris June (Colvin) on Jan. 9, 1955, and was a farmer for approximately 32 years and served as Daviess County Surveyor for 12 years.
Edwin is survived by his wife, Doris, of Washington; daughter Phyllis Richardson of Washington; son-in-law Mark; grandson Wes Richardson of Washington; nieces, nephews and cousins.
He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers Herschel Robinson and Robert Robinson; sister Mary Ellen Fithian; infant sister Betty Jean Robinson; infant daughter Barbara Jean Robinson.
In his younger years, he was an avid hunter and always enjoyed antique auctions. He had been a member of the Cast Iron Seat Collectors Club, White River Valley Antique Association, and Washington's Wesley United Methodist Church.
Funeral services will be at Wesley United Methodist Church in Washington on Thursday at 1 p.m., with Pastor Rex Thomas officiating. Burial will be at East Union Cemetery with military graveside rites by the Washington American Legion and VFW. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Ed Lee Mortuary, and from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Thursday at Wesley United Methodist Church.
Memorial contributions may be made to East Union Cemetery Fund, 3200E 700S, Washington, IN 47501 or Wesley United Methodist Church, 1115 McCormick Ave., Washington, IN 47501.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.edleemortuary.com.
Published on February 5, 2018
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