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L. A. Robinson, Jr.

L.A-Robinson-Jr-Feature Mr. L. A. Robinson, Jr., age 89, of Wickes died January 4, 2016 in Wickes. He was born in San Antonio, Texas on October 10, 1926 to the late Mr. Lafayette A. Robinson and the late Mrs. Ruby Bates Robinson. He moved to Arkansas with his parents in 1943. He Graduated Wickes High School Class of 1944 and graduated Coyne Radio and Electrical School, Chicago, Ill. 1944. He was an Electrician at Friedrich Refrigerators in San Antonia for 9 years.(1957-1966), Engineering Technician, Texas Instruments in Dallas for 6 years (1966-1972) and Real Estate Broker, Strout Realty, Wickes, AR Branch for 5 years (1972-1977). He was a partner-owner of the Lighthouse Café, Counts & Car Wash in Wickes.  He was a member of the Wickes Masonic Lodge #548 and a charter member of the Wickes Lions Club.  He also served on the Vandervoort-Hatton Water Board, Gillham Lake Regional Water Association Board and Charter Member of the Cossatot Senior Center at Wickes, Arkansas. Mr. Robinson attended Wickes United Methodist Church.

  1. A. was married on February 12, 1994 to Helen Louise Smith James of Wickes.

He is survived by, his wife, Helen James-Robinson of Wickes, Arkansas; 5 step-grandchildren, Linda Reynolds and Margaret and Johnny Coffee of Texarkana, Bobby and Gerry James of Grannis, Michael and Nelda James, and Thomas and Sheri James of Wickes; 12 step-grandchildren; 16 step great grandchildren; 8 step-great-great grandchildren; nieces Mary K. (Robinson) Sexton of Bryant, Margie (Robinson) Moldenhauer and husband Greg of Fayetteville, and nephew Robert and wife Linn Robinson of Wickes.

  1. A. was preceded in death by, his brothers, Art I. Robinson of Wichita Falls, Texas, Alvin Robinson of Powell, WY, Ammon J. Robinson of Wickes, Herman Robinson of San Antonia, and Clarence Robinson of San Antonia; one niece, Susan Robinson of San Antonia.

Graveside services will be conducted by the Beasley Wood Funeral Home on Tuesday, January the 5th at2:00 p.m. at the Pinecrest Memorial Park in Mena, Arkansas.


  1. L.A. was a wonderful man. He loved to tease and laugh. I am so sad to hear of his passing. I will always remember great times working with him at the Lighthouse in Wickes.

  2. i am sad I tried to call no answer. I am a cousin in texas.

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