Robinson, Ricky, Sr.

Friday, April 26, 2013
Ricky Robinson
Ricky Robinson

Sgt. Ricky Robinson, Sr., 60, died on April 20, 2013.

Ricky was born on Aug. 7, 1952, in Walter Reed Hospital in Washington, D. C. to the union of Mrs. Booker T. and Lois F. Robinson, who preceded him in death.  He was the second of three children and accepted Jesus Christ at an early age at Missionary Ridge Baptist Church.

Ricky “Nose” attended Booker T. Washington and Tyner High Schools where he was an exceptional athlete.  He married and from this union two children were born.  In 1974, he joined the United States Marine Corps where he and his family moved to Camp Lejeune, N.C. In May 1980, he was honorably discharged by the United States Marine Corp with status of Sergeant (E-5).  Ricky was a police officer with the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department at the time of his illness, which was service connected.

Ricky is survived by his daughter, Tammy T. Robinson and son, Ricky Robinson, Jr., both of Chattanooga; seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; brother, Booker T. Washington, Jr. of Accokeek, Md.; sister, Rebecca “Becky” Robinson of Chattanooga; a host of other relatives and friends.

Graveside services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Monday April 29, at National Cemetery with Pastor Andre Sharpe officiating.  

The family will receive friends from 12-1 p.m. on the day of the service at the funeral home.

Arrangements are by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.


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