Billie Ray Robinson

LYONS - Billie Ray Robinson, age 85, died on Jan. 18, 2021 at Rice County Hospital in Lyons, KS. He was born on Aug. 2, 1935 to Flossie Bernice (Brandonberg) and John Everett Robinson in Casey, IL. On Dec. 18, 1950, he married Shirley Eileen (Casolari) in Flora, IL. On Oct. 24, 1954, Billie enlisted to serve his country in the United States Army. In 1969, he and Shirley divorced. Billie married LaDonna Kay (Brooks) in Perryton, Texas on May 13, 1971. Billie began working as a carpenter until retirement. 

He is survived by his wife of nearly fifty years, LaDonna Robinson of Lyons, KS; a son, Robert “Rob” Robinson of Satanta, KS; daughters, Shirley Musgrave of Springfield, IL, Sandy Homer of Naperville, IL, Debby Bartlett of Olathe, KS., and Linda Pardo-Robinson Of Waco, Texas; step-sons, Jerry Green of Satanta, KS, and Jack Green of Cheyenne, WY; 25 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents; a son, Billie Robinson Jr.; a daughter, Barbara Bond; brother, Bob Robinson; and sisters, Virginia Schlicher, Jean Pittman, and Vicki Robinson.

Cremation was entrusted to Weeks Family Funeral Home & Crematory of Sublette, KS. A private family service will be held at Dudley Township Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made payable to the Satanta First Baptist Church in care of Weeks Family Funeral Home & Crematory, PO Box 1200, Sublette, KS 67877. Condolences may be left online at WeeksFamilyFuneralHome.com .

Posted online on January 20, 2021