Richard D. Robinson

Published 10:27 am Monday, January 29, 2018

Richard D. Robinson, 84, passed away January 23, 2018.

He was born in White City, Fla., was a graduate of Fort Pierce High School, Class of 1951, and attended the University of Florida. He served in the United States Air Force and U.S. Air Reserve – Florida.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Denise, and his parents, Henrik and Madelyn Robinson.

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He is survived by daughter, Jan McGuinn and her husband, Gary; his son, Richard D. Robinson, Jr. and his wife; three grandchildren; his sister, Janice Hancock, and many nieces and nephews.

A private funeral mass and celebration of his life was held at St. Anastasia Catholic Church. Richard was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church.

He was a Boy Scouts of America-Eagle Scout. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, sailing and flying. Over his career, he was involved in telecommunications engineering with AT&T, RCA linkage with the space program at Cape Canaveral, and as a computer engineer with RCA in Palm Beach Gardens. He was in the citrus industry as owner of Robinson Citrus, Inc. and a member of the Florida Gift Fruit Shippers Association.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, P.O. Box 336, Forest City, NC 28043 or Folds of Honor, 5800 Patriot Drive, Owasso, OK 74055.

An online guest register is available at

McFarland Funeral Chapel & Crematory

Tryon, N.C.