The Obit For Onnie Robinson

Onnie Edward Robinson

Published in the Dothan Eagle from 9/24/2008 - 9/25/2008

Mr. Onnie Edward Robinson, a resident of Dothan, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2008, at Wesley Manor Retirement Home.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 26, 2008, in the Chapel at Ward Wilson Funeral Home with Dr. Johnny Fain officiating.

Burial will follow in Memory Hill Cemetery under the direction of Ward Wilson Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday, Sept. 26, 2008, beginning at 10 a.m. and continuing until service time. Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions can be made to First Baptist Church, 300 W. Main St., Dothan, AL 36301.

Mr. Robinson was born June 17, 1916, in Madison County, N.C., the son of the late Joe Clayton Robinson and Aurilla Ramsey Robinson. After high school, he fulfilled his dream of playing baseball when he signed to pitch for the Atlanta Crackers in the 1930s.

After an elbow injury, he moved to Savannah, Ga., where he became a switch foreman with the Seaboard Railroad and worked until his retirement. Over the years, he enjoyed going on hunting trips to Canada and Alaska and always remained a loyal Atlanta Braves fan.

Mr. Robinson was preceded in death by his wife, Genevieve Smith Robinson; by two brothers, Porter and Odell Robinson; and by two sisters, Ann Robinson and Nancy Jo Cargile.

Survivors include a daughter, Patti Wells and her husband, Billy of Headland; and grandsons, Alan Wells (Stephanie), Eufaula, Richard Wells (Jennifer) of Dothan and Jason Wells (Tammy) of Simpsonville, S.C.; 10 great-grandchildren, Bradley Booth, Ryan and Kyler Wells, Lexi and Cole Woodruff, and Shayne Wells of Eufaula, Caroline, Abby and Jonathan Wells of Dothan, Robby Wells of Simpsonville, S.C.; and several nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to express a special thanks to Dr. Roddy Cook, Dr. Chris Centafont, Wiregrass Hospice and the wonderful staff at Wesley Manor Retirement Center for the loving care given to Mr. Robinson.

Ward Wilson Memory Hill Funeral Home, Cemetery and Crematory, (334) 792-4194, is in charge of arrangements. Sign the guest book at