Vinton Ray Robinson, 76 - Tanner

Vinton Ray Robinson, 76, of Tanner WV, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 18th, 2014, at The Arbors of Marietta, with his loving family at his side.

Vinton was born April 10, 1938, the eldest son of the late Earl and Minnie (Lawson) Robinson.

On October 20, 1956, Vinton married his life-long sweetheart Mary Jane Ayers, who passed away earlier this year.

Vinton was a faithful Christian and active supporter of his church, Tanner Chapel. He was a devoted father and grandfather who took pleasure in spending time with family. He was involved in community organizations including Gilmer County Farm Bureau and Senior Citizens. He and Mary Jane raised five children on their farm at Bullfork, and were honored as a past Conservation District Farm Family of the Year. Vinton especially enjoyed being outdoors, farming, gardening, and hunting. He was a skilled timber man who owned and operated a sawmill. He also worked in the oil fields.

Survivors include his children, Debbie (Russ) Hern, Timmy (Bea Whipkey) Robinson, Tammy (late Mitchell) Stump, Terry (Tim) Hickman, and Brenda (Randy) Ball; ten grandchildren, Amanda (Matt) Deal, Hannah Hern, Tyler Hern, Joshua (Samantha) Hickman, Titus (Sarah) Robinson, Thomas (Annie) Robinson, Jonah (Britney) Stump, Kasey Stump, Caleb (Lindsey) Ball, and Chelsey (Matt) Robinson; and six great grandchildren, Miley, Rilyn, and Jonah Jr Stump, Emeri Hickman, Stella Robinson, and Holly Deal. He is also survived by a brother Glen (Anne) Robinson, sisters Helen (Lloyd) Keith and Judy (Bill) Hardbarger, and many extended family and friends who will miss him dearly.

In addition to his wife of 57 years and his parents, Vinton was preceded in death by his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Bailey and Avis Ayers; brother Melvin Robinson and a son-in-law.

Funeral service will be 12:00 p.m. Monday, September 22, at Tanner Chapel, Tanner WV. Pastor Alfred Hickman, Rev. Tim Hickman and Rev. Matt Deal will conduct the service. Burial will follow in the Smithville Cemetery. Friends may visit the family from 5-8 p.m. Sunday, September 21 at the Stump Funeral Home in Arnoldsburg, WV and at Tanner Chapel from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. prior to the funeral service Monday.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Mr. Robinson may be made to: Tanner Chapel, c/o Brenda Lawson, 68 Sun Valley Lane, Glenville, WV 26351.