MSG(RET) Robert Dale Robison Jr., 64, of Junction City, Kansas, passed away on Sunday, November 20, 2022, at Geary Community Hospital in Junction City, Kansas. Visitation will take place Thursday, December 08, 2022, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A graveside service with full military honors will take place on Friday, December 09, 2022, from 1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Kansas Veterans' Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Meadowlark Parkinson's Support Group, 2121 Meadowlark Rd., Manhattan, Kansas 66502.
Robert was born March 12, 1958, in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, the son of Robert and Katherine (Nettinger) Robison.
He served in both the U.S. Marine Corps and the U.S. Army. After serving four years in the Marine Corps, he left as a Corporal and enlisted in the Army in 1981. This is where, after 22 years, he would retire as a Master Sergeant in 2002. After his service, he was able to visit all 50 states and was working on the islands as he loved to cruise.
Before being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 2005, he enjoyed hunting, fishing and working on different types of vehicles. Some of his favorite times included Friday Family dinner, yearly family vacations, pumpkin carving, and spending time with his grandkids. He didn't allow Parkinson's to hold him down. He swam with the sting rays, went parasailing, cave tubing, salmon fishing in Alaska and was able to see Mt. Denali completely clear for three days in a row. On his bucket list, he wanted to see REBA in concert and two days before his passing, he was able to check that box. He loved it.
He is survived by his life partner, Cindi Porter, and his close circle of family; Rachel Jones, Cory Robison (grandson), Tim and Maria Porter, Daymien and Faybien Michael (grandsons). Thank you for always being there and loving him unconditionally. Never did he need anything that his "team" wouldn't be able to provide for him.
Other survivors include sons, Brett (Christina) Robison and Kyle (Sharon) Robison. His grandchildren from those two sons include Camay, Imrich, Caden, Landan and Cianna; one sister, Robin; four brothers, Rusty, Randy, Ronnie, and Rod; their families and many nieces and nephews. In addition, other extended family, Doug and Donna Porter, Carrington, Emmalyn and Jensen. It is hard to mention everyone, when you are loved by so many.
He was proceeded in death by his parents, Robert Dale Robison, Sr. and Katherine Ann (Nettinger) Robison.