Franklin D. Robinson

Saturday 14th of February 1942 - Tuesday 6th of October 2020

Franklin D. Robinson

Franklin Douglas Robinson, 78, passed away in the early morning of Tuesday, October 6, 2020. Frank was born on February 14, 1942 in Covington, Kentucky to the late Eli and Ada (Bennett) Robinson. As he said, he was "the sweetest valentine".

 

Franklin wed Mary "Kay" Lacy on, November 25, 1965 and together, they strolled hand-in-hand through many adventures for 55 years. He graduated from Henry Clay High School in 1960. After discovering his love of all things shocking, he became an electrician and was a member of IBEW Local 183/369 for 40 years. Frank enjoyed traveling with his family in a house on wheels and spent many summers wandering with (and instilling wanderlust in) his grandchildren. His adventures took him all the way from the Baja peninsula to Fairbanks, Alaska. He loved a good rum n' coke, any and all things chocolate, all THE pies, White Castles, Jimmy Buffet, Buddy Holly, big hats, tropical shirts, and a beach at sunset.

 

Frank is survived by his wife, Mary; son, Scott; daughter-in-law, Kimberly; granddaughter, Lauren; grandson, Arin; sister, Ruth "Topsy"; and brother, Paul "Clancy". He was predeceased by his elder sister, Jeri.

 

Due to Covid-19, a memorial service (or as he would say "memorial party") will be held at a future date. In honor of his legacy, Mr. Robinson’s family suggest memorial contributions directed to Hospice of the Bluegrass or the Alzheimer's Association of Greater Kentucky.

 

To share a remembrance of Franklin or offer condolences to his family, please visit milwardfuneral.com.

 

Guest Book

Marilyn Kassouris Ashcraft

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Deepest sympathy. Sorry for your lost. The Kassouris classmates

2 weeks ago

Jennifer Burkhart Hook

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Kay, I'm so sorry to hear this. Frank was definitely fun loving and all of his great memories will continue on. Lots of Love and hugs to you, Scott and the family.

2 weeks ago

Walter c. Marcum

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Dear family, I graduated with Frank from Henry Clay High School. Frank was a quiet guy but very friendly. A few years back I saw him at Chic-fil-a and we chatted awhile; of course , we did recognize each other. At that time Frank looked good and was easily recognized. So sorry to hear of your loss but I know you have wonderful memories of Frank; I know because after 60 plus years, I remember Frank well. May the Good Lord bless you and I know He blessed you with Frank.

2 weeks ago

Elizabeth McKenney Ockerman

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I graduated from Henry Clay High School with Frank in 1960. I had no idea we shared the same birthday! My condolences to the Robinson family...I know you all will miss him very much! --Bettie McKenney Ockerman

2 weeks ago

Stanley Hitchner

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Frank (Butch to us that knew him well) will be terribly missed by all that knew him.I guess you can say we grew up together, we bought our first car together, went in service together and were closer than brothers. I will truly miss him.

2 weeks ago

Charlene Jones

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Kay, I am so very sorry. You spent many long years together doing things you loved and traveled to places of interest and fun. So many wonderful memories to cherish. Please accept Johnny and my sympathy extended to you, Dr. Scott and family, and Topsy. — Charlene

2 weeks ago