Bennie Charles Robinson Sr.
Funeral services for Mr. Bennie Charles Robinson Sr., 90, of Rayville, were held Friday April 12, 2019 at the First Baptist Church Rayville, LA with Dr. Eddie Wren officiating.
Internment followed in the Start Cemetery, Start, under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Rayville. Visitation was Friday, April 12, 2019 at the First Baptist Church, Rayville.
Ben was born May 9, 1928 and passed away Tuesday April 9, 2019 at the Northeast Louisiana Veterans Home after a lengthy illness. He is preceded in death by his parents, Oscar Chapman Robinson, Sr. and Ollie Anne Davis Robinson Pahal, his siblings, Peggy Ann Robinson Littleton and Oscar Chapman Robinson Jr.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Jewellene Adams Robinson, one son, Bennie Charles Robinson, Jr. and his wife Stacia Dee Robinson, two grandchildren, Kristen Laurel Robinson and Kadee Lynn Robinson.
Following graduation from Start High School, Ben enlisted in the United States Army, November 9, 1950. Ben served honorably both during wartime as Corporal and after discharge in the Army Reserves as Sergeant.
Following his discharge from the Army, he enrolled in Northeast Louisiana University, which in 1950 was Northeast Louisiana State College, and completed a BS degree in Agriculture. After marriage, he received his Masters degree from LSU in Agriculture Economics. Ben was employed by the United States Department of Agriculture for 35 years as a Supervisor for the Regional Cotton Classification Agency. He worked in the Alexandria office, but ran several offices all over the South.
Staying busy was always Ben’s way of life. While living in Alexandria, he developed an interest in restoring a 1929 Ford Model A car with a Rumble Seat. During his son’s high school years, the Model A got quite a workout cruising the streets of Alexandria. Later, Ben enjoyed driving the car in parades and weddings. Ben also enjoyed collecting and restoring antique clocks. He soon became a master clockmaker. He enjoyed making and refinishing cases as well as repairing the timepieces. Ben was an avid reader. He especially enjoyed reading and memorizing poems from his tattered and torn books of poetry. He took pleasure in reciting poems for groups and for loved ones.
Having become a Christian at an early age, Ben was a faithful follower of his Lord. He served each church of which he was a member with humility in many capacities including, RA Leader, Sunday School teacher, Deacon, Saint’s Alive president, faithful Sunday School member, and a longtime active member of the Civitan Club.
He was a good son, a good husband, a good father, a good grandfather, and a good friend to all.
It is evident that Ben has already spoken the words as written in II Timothy 4:7, KJV: “I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course. I have kept the faith.”
Under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home Rayville.