Donald E. Robinson

Donald E. Robinson, 93, Kokomo, went into the loving arms of Jesus at 8:55 am Friday, April 5, 2019, at Golden Living Center-Sycamore Village, Kokomo. He was born August 13, 1925, in Kokomo, the son of the late Pryor & H. Katherine (Brantley) Robinson. On January 21, 1949, in Kokomo, he married Marjorie A. Young who survives.

Donald was a 1943 graduate of Kokomo High School and attended Olivet Nazarene College. He retired in 1987 from Delco Electronics after 44 years of service. Donald was a member of First Church of the Nazarene where he was a charter member, board member, and sang in the choir. He and his wife Marjorie served as a greeters for years and as a Sunday school secretary. He was an avid Indiana University Basketball fan and enjoyed fishing.

Along with his wife of 70 years Marjorie, Donald is survived by his children, Debra (John) Smith, Bruce (Elizabeth) Robinson, and Barbara (Brian) Adams; grandchildren, Brent (Lyndsi) Smith, Laura Smith (fiancé, David McNeely), Bradley (Abagail) Smith, Cameron (Melissa) Smith, Bethany Robinson (husband, Dr. Ryan Jay), Matthew (Brooke) Robinson, Joel (Kelly) Robinson, Aaron (Tiffany) Adams, and Nicholas Adams; great-grandchildren, Kalli Smith, Rylee Smith, Warrick Robinson, Tynnley Robinson, Paisley Robinson, Kyndall Robinson, Iris Robinson, Ike Robinson, Ivy Robinson, and Griffin Adams.

Donald was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, James Robert Robinson, Clayton Robinson, Bertha Graves, and Helen Robinson; and special brother-in-law, Robert Young.

The family wishes to give a special thank you to The Wellington, Golden Living Center, and Kindred Hospice staff for their loving care of Donald.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am Wednesday, April 10, 2019, at First Church of the Nazarene, 2734 S. Washington Street, Kokomo, with Dr. Garey Miller officiating. Burial will follow in Albright Cemetery. Friends are invited to visit with the family from 4-7 pm Tuesday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made in Donald’s memory to First Church of the Nazarene. Shirley & Stout Funeral Home & Crematory has been entrusted with arrangements. Messages of condolence may be left online at