Jerry D. "Squeek" Robinson, 66 - Tanner

Jerry D. "Squeek" Robinson, 66, of Tanner completed a courageous three-year battle with leukemia and kidney failure on Saturday, June 2, 2007, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

Born May 6, 1941, at Tanner, Gilmer County, he was a son of the late Opal Robinson Bee and was raised by his grandparents, the late Harry and Mary Anna Deem Robinson.

Squeek worked his entire life in the oil and gas business. He was literally a walking book of knowledge about the business. He had owned Jerry's Auto Parts, Glenville, and Robinson and Son Drilling Company. He had been a drilling and production supervisor for Royal Oil and Gas, Waco Oil & Gas and Ashland Oil & Gas and retired from Key Oil & Gas. Upon his retirement, he continued as an oil and gas consultant. He was a member of the Gilmer County Masonic Lodge and was a Protestant by faith.

His battle with leukemia and kidney failure was an inspiration to all who knew and loved him. He remained strong and courageous and exhibited a positive attitude that was inspiring to all.

He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and friend. He truly was an inspiration to all who knew and loved him. He was a huge man with an even larger heart.

On June 28, 1958, Jerry was united in marriage to Beulah Marie Frashure Robinson who survives at their Tanner home. Beulah is the daughter of Minnie Fern Frashure of Camden and the late William Earl Frashure.

Three daughters and one son survive: Debra Lynn Adams and husband, Rick, of Troy, Kimberly Ann McCormick and husband, Craig, of Parkersburg, Beverly Kay Butcher and husband, Joe, of Jane Lew and Jerry Dean Robinson II of Jane Lew.

He is survived by five adoring and admiring grandchildren: Samuel Elias Adams of Troy, Allison Marie McCormick of Parkersburg, Joseph Lee Butcher II of Jane Lew and Bret and Brianne McCormick of Florida.

He is survived by two sisters and one brother: Dortha Pritt of Canton, Ohio, Sandra Stalnaker of Glenville and Terry Bee of Glenville.

Squeek was preceded in death by a brother, William Hardman, and a sister, Judith Cain. He also was preceded in death by three uncles and one aunt whom he loved as siblings: John "Buck," Orville "Jack," and Leroy "Doc" Robinson and Helen Pritt Robinson.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 6, 2007, at Ellyson Mortuary, Glenville, with Pastor Bryan Groves officiating. Burial will follow in Rock Grove Cemetery, Linn, Lewis County.