Wayne David Robinson was born on September 25, 1946, in Manchester, Kentucky. He was one of four children born to the union of Irving and Jane (Slusher) Robinson. Being the son of a coal miner, Wayne learned at an early age about the hard work necessary to provide for a family. Wayne never had the opportunity to attend high school, instead he took over the daily duties on the farm at age fourteen when his father became ill with “black lung”. In Wayne’s early twenties he moved to Michigan after obtaining a job at a steel factory. Shortly after, he secured a position with General Motors Company at their Ypsilanti Hydramatic Plant. His career spanned more than thirty-two years before retiring in 2004.
On August 20, 1983, in Dearborn Heights, Michigan, Wayne married the former, Margie Johnson. Wayne was a loving and simple man who enjoyed gambling and visiting any casino he could find a ride to. He enjoyed trips to Tennessee to visit his family. Wayne loved eating out at his favorite restaurant; Texas Roadhouse. He loved watching sports, especially baseball. His favorite MLB team was the Detroit Tigers, but his all-time favorite team was the University of Kentucky Wildcats basketball team. Wayne found solace sitting outdoors enjoying the weather and listening to bluegrass music. Wayne will be dearly missed by all his family and friends.
Wayne David Robinson, age 76 of Dearborn Heights, Michigan passed away unexpectedly on Monday; May 15, 2023, at Corewell Health Dearborn Hospital in Dearborn, Michigan. His passing was preceded by his parents; Irving and Jane Robinson; his wife Margie Robinson and two brothers; Les and Golden.
To cherish his memory, he leaves two sons: Wayne (Chelsey) Robinson of Monroe and Robert (Sharon) Robinson of Westland; a sister: Margaret (Cole) Bowens of Chapel Hill, Tennessee; eight grandchildren; and several great grandchildren.
Friends may gather from 11:00am until 1:00pm on Wednesday; May 24, 2023, at Merkle Funeral Service, Dundee; 297 Tecumseh Street, Dundee, Michigan 48131 (734) 529-3156. A Celebration of Wayne’s Life will be held at 1:00pm also at Merkle’s with Pastor BJ McDaniel from One Way Christian Fellowship Church in Monroe, Michigan officiating. Procession will follow to Brookside Cemetery in Tecumseh, Michigan for burial.
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