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Billy Dan Robinson

Born: 7/20/1924

Died: 9/27/2007

Maiden Name: n/a

Honorific: n/a

Billy Dan Robison, 83, of Dekalb, Texas, passed away on September 27, 2007, in Christus St. Michael Health Care Center in Texarkana, Texas. He was born on July 20, 1924 in Hugo, Oklahoma to William H. and Ethel Robison.

He was a member and past Sunday School Superintendent and teacher of the Dalby Springs Methodist Church. At the time of his military career, he served in the U.S. Army and later transferred to the U.S. Air Force with a total amount of 23 years service. His declarations and citations include Purple Heart, Distinguished Unit Badge of Good Conduct Medal, Pacific Theater Ribbon with two Bronze Service Stars and Bronze Arrowhead Combat Infantryman Badge, Nation Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal with Silver Loop, Air Force Commendation Medal, The Air Force Outstanding Unit Award, and Certificate Award in Participation in the Presidential Inaugural Parade for President Dwight David Eisenhower. His overseas service includes South Pacific 1943-1945, Turkey 1952-1955, and France 1962-1965. After retiring from the military, he retired from Day and Zimmerman and Lone Star Steel from the personnel department.

He is preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Dortha Ruth.

He is survived by his wife of 61 and a half years, Norma Willene Robison of Dekalb, Texas; a son and daughter-in-law, Billy and Rhonda Robison of Tyler, Texas; four daughters and sons-in-law, Norma Jean Robison of Texarkana, Carolyn and Randy Pirkey, and Debora and Jackie Ford all of Dekalb, and Lisa and Ross Lennon of Avery, Texas. He is survived by 12 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.