Cecil R. Robinson, Jr of Mineral Wells passed from this earth surrounded by his family after a long hard fought battle against liver cancer.
Honoring his wishes there will be no funeral. The family and friends will gather at later date.
Put your reading glasses on this is a long one.
Cecil was born October 5, 1958, in McAlester, Oklahoma, the only child of Cecil R. Robinson, Sr and Nellie Louise Cunningham Robinson. After Cecil’s father passed away when he was 2 years old, he and his mother moved to Enid, OK. There they lived with his grandparents, Harold and Iris Cunningham. They lovingly took in Cecil and his young widowed mother.
Along with his grandparents and aunts and uncles, Barbara and Earl Gertz and Dan and Barbra Cunningham, they all played a large role in his upbringing as a child. While living with them he also lived in and attended schools in Eugene, Orgeon and Redwood City, California. He finished High School in Enid, Ok.
Wanting to honor his father’s military service, at age 17 Cecil enlisted into the Army National Guard. He served proudly with the 45TH FIELD ARTILLERY GROUP and was Honorably Discharged in November of 1976.
Soon after Cecil found success in the oilfields. He was a Driller for several oilfield companies working on and offshore in Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana and New Mexico. He was also a ranch foreman and trained cutting horses. He was a proud HAM radio operator, AE5ER with friends from all over the world.
Some of Cecil and Glenda’s children’s favorite childhood memories are their camping trips. Although sometimes annoyed by the HAM radio they really enjoyed being able to hear the International Space Station and Santa Clause on Cecil’s HAM radio.
While living in Enid, Ok he met the love of his life Glenda. On November 9, 1979 Cecil and Glenda Sue Burns were married. Having recently celebrated their 44th anniversary together. Young and in love their family grew in quick succession. Two daughters born in 1980, Christina and Cecilia, no they are not twins. Following Joshua born in 1982, Matthew in 1983, Lora in 1984 and finally William Casey in 1988. If you lost count that was 5 kids 4 and under and then another added 3 years and 2 months later. They raised their children in Mineral Wells and Jacksboro Texas. Cecil also has an older daughter Jaimie Robinson. Jamie did not grow up with the family, but she was always loved by them all.
Out of these 7 children came his pride and joys and his camping and fishing buddies: Wesley, Mason, Levi, Derrick, and Bryson Robinson; Aubrey and Ryan Robinson; William Jr, Charlotte, and Axel Robinson; River and Lake Moore.
Cecil is preceded in death by his father Cecil, Sr and mother Nellie; grandson Levi Robinson; granddaughter Charlotte Robinson; his beloved grandparents, aunts and uncles; father and mother-in-law Glenn and Sue Burns; and brother-in-law Lloyd Burns.
He is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Glenda Sue Burns Robinson; his children and their spouses, Jamie and Seth Cleland, of Oklahoma City, Christina and Chuck Moore, of Lubbock, Tx, Cecilia and David Smith, of Mineral Wells, Joshua Robinson, Mathew Robinson and Lora Robinson all of Mineral Wells; William Casey and Reagan Robinson of Graham, Tx; and his grandchildren, Aubrey, Wesley, Mason, Ryan, William Jr, Derrick, Bryson, River, Lake, and Axel. His is also survived by his siblings and their spouses, Jean and Al Rognstad of Florida, Jaye and Bobby Ramirez of Florida, Johnny Cecil Robinson of Oklahoma, Rebecca Dawn and David Thompson of Richwood, TX; his in-laws, James and Michelle Burns, Francis and Billy Sanders, Crystal and Rick Simpson, Andi Bloodworth, Leigh Burns and Bill Burns all of Mineral Wells, Tx, Sheila and Steve Mullins of Talihina, Ok; and his aunt Barbra Cunningham of Ada, Ok; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.