It is with a heavy heart we announce the passing of our beloved Rob, who lost his valiant battle with cancer and left us much too early February 17, 2014, at the young age of 53. We take comfort in knowing the Angels were singing as Rob was welcomed with open arms into Heaven's Pearly Gates.
Rob entered this life May 23, 1960, in Lubbock, Texas, and shortly thereafter relocated to Richardson, Texas, where he was raised and spent his formative years. A graduate of The University of North Texas with a BA in Radio, Television and Film, he spent the last several years in Denton, Texas where he formed deep and lasting relationships with a myriad of friends and neighbors. An avid outdoorsman, Rob had a profound and abiding love of animals and nature and enjoyed hiking and camping in Big Bend National Park and Palo Duro Canyon, among other places. Recently, he was accompanied by his brother Mickey to the Sequoia National Park in California to fulfill a lifelong dream of seeing the giant sequoia trees and unique landscape of the Sierra Nevada mountain range. An aspiring author, Rob was awarded First Place in the prestigious Denton Writes competition in 2009 and again in 2010 for his submissions in the Adult Fiction category. In his author bio, he noted his personal character was developed while fishing at Lake Texoma and exploring the woods of southern Oklahoma. He also stated his true education came from listening to the stories of his elders. Comfortable in his own skin, Rob was known to take long walks alone, or with his dogs, often bringing back a turtle shell, animal skull or an interesting rock or other natural find. Far from introverted, Rob will be warmly remembered for his outgoing personality, sense of humor and quick wit.
Preceded in death by his father, Lloyd Eugene Robison, he leaves to treasure his memory his mother, Reba; brother and sister-in-law, Mickey and Vicki Robison; brother, Cecil Thomason, and various aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins, in addition to a multitude of friends.
Service will be held Sat. Feb. 22, at 11 A.M. at United Disciples Christian Church, 601 E. Main St., Richardson, TX. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to American Cancer Society or to the Denton Humane Society, www.dentonhumanesociety.org .