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Percy Robinson Sr. entered this world on December 11, 1930 in Canton, MS to the union of Alberta and Maggie Robinson. He was one of 13 children. He was preceded in death by his wife Restee Robinson, both parents and 7 siblings: Walter Robinson, Herbie Robinson, Calvin Robinson, Versie Rogers, Frank Robinson, Chester Lee Robinson and Leander Robinson.
Percy grew up in Canton, MS. He received his education in the Canton school district. He enjoyed playing baseball with his friends and loved to spend time with family. He had a very close bond with his siblings. In 1953 Percy relocated to Missouri. He lived in St. Louis for 3 years before deciding to pack up and head to Kansas City in 1956.
Percy began his railroad career at Sante Fe Railroad in Kansas City, KS. Throughout his tenure he held several positions. He was a very hard working man who worked long hours and was always on call. He never let the long hours bother him because he enjoyed his job. He was very knowledgeable and always demonstrated great work ethic.
A few years later Percy met Restee Lewis, his best friend and the love of his life. They married on January 27, 1968. To their union they were blessed with 3 children: Lisa, Percy Jr. and Eric. Percy loved the family life and took pride in being a husband and a father. He had a unique relationship with each one of his children but loved them all equally. He always told his children “I love all 3 of y’all the same”. He enjoyed taking his kids to baseball practice, baseball games, watching wrestling on tv, hunting for cans at Swope Park and Saturday morning visits to the City Market. He enjoyed traveling. He took family trips back to his hometown and also trips with his wife and friends to the horse races in Omaha Nebraska. His favorite pastime was sitting on the front porch during the spring and summer months with his wife.
Percy had a very close bond with his siblings. His siblings gave him the name “Shep”. The time spent chatting with his sisters or hanging out on the front porch drinking a few beers with his brothers is unforgettable. He also enjoyed his time spent with his nieces and nephews. Family was very important to him.
Percy retired from Sante Fe Railroad in 1992. After retirement he accepted a position with B&G Maintenance. He worked with the company for several years. In 2004 his wife of 36 years gained her heavenly wings. After her death he began visiting Friendship Baptist church. He became a faithful member until his health began to fail.
Percy departed this life and gained his wings on Thursday, January 20, 2022. He was a great father and he loved his family. He will truly be missed.
Percy leaves to cherish his memory his children: Lisa Bomar (James), Percy Robinson, Jr. (Marijohn), Eric Robinson (Alisha); Sisters: Martha Perkins, Ruby Smith, Maggie Simpson; Brothers: Alberta Robinson, Julius Robinson; Grandchildren: Terrell Robinson (Howlin Jack), Mikko Robinson (Mono), Percy Robinson III (JoJo), Isaiah Robinson, Ezekiel Robinson; 5 Great-Grandchildren: Terrell Jr., Aerial, Aroina, Markale and Nikko (due July 2022) and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Visitation will be 9AM, with services to follow at 10:30AM, Saturday, January 29 at Park Lawn Funeral Home, 8251 Hillcrest Rd., Kansas City, Missouri; burial in Green Lawn Cemetery.Service Information:
Visitation will be 9AM, with services to follow at 10:30AM, Saturday, January 29 at Park Lawn Funeral Home, 8251 Hillcrest Rd., Kansas City, Missouri; burial in Green Lawn Cemetery.
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