In Loving Memory
Donald Edward “Papaw” Robinson Sr.
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March 30, 1937 - March 28, 2013

Donald Edward “Papaw” Robinson Sr., age 75 of Science Hill, Kentucky departed this life on Thursday, March 28, 2013 at Baptist Health in Lexington, Kentucky surrounded by his family.

He was born on March 30, 1937 in Somerset, Kentucky to the late Roscoe Prunes Robinson and Beulah Garrett Robinson. He worked as a transporter and escort for Lake Cumberland Funeral Home, served on the Science Hill Fire Department, and a Pulaski County Auxillary Deputy Coroner.

Don was a hardworking, dedicated man who loved his family dearly and a true friend to those who worked with him and knew him.  He was known and called affectionately by many, “Papaw”. Don will be greatly missed by those knew and loved him.

Don is survived by a son, Eddie (and Debbie) Robinson of Science Hill, KY; four daughters, Janet (and Carroll) Haste of Science Hill, KY, Mary (and Owen) Spears of Nancy, KY, Cindy Robinson of Somerset, and Vicki (and Rodney) Lafavers of Science Hill, KY; his grandchildren, Margo (and Philip) Cross, Holly (and Robbie) Branscum, Owen II (and Alicia) Spears, Mark (and April) Spears, Mary Short, Donna (and Billie) Cox Jr., Billie Jean (and Brandon) Clark, Jason (and Kim) Robinson, Heather Lafavers (and Brian Reynolds), Jenny Lafavers (and Allen Floyd) Johnathon Lafavers (and Tiffany Branscum); his great grandchildren, Peyton, Dawson, Addley, Braden, Joseph, Jeff, Bobby, Brandan, Amber, Dusty, Kaylee, Tristen, Caden, Chloe, Wyatt, and Callista; his great-great grandchild, Blade; three sisters, Reeda (and Ken) Haste of Eubank, KY, Geneva (and Joe) Burton of Cincinnati, OH, and Betty Jo (and Bob) Dick of Science Hill, KY; his girlfriend, Betty McKinney; and a special son-in-law, Charles “Buck” Short.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Ronnie Robinson and a great grandson, Sam Leo Cox.

Visitation for Don will be Monday, April 1st at 5:00 pm at Lake Cumberland Funeral Home, 1046 West Highway 80, Somerset.

Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, April 2nd at 1:00 pm at the Chapel of Lake Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Randy C Wiles officiating. Burial will be in the Science Hill Cemetery.

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Lake Cumberland Funeral is entrusted with the arrangements for Donald Edward “Papaw” Robinson Sr.


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