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John David Robinson

May 6, 1966 — September 20, 2014

Mr. John David Robinson, 48, of Woodbury passed away on Saturday, September 20, 2014. He was born on May 6, 1966 in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. He was preceded in death by a sister, Wanda Bosarge and his grandparents, Richard Alex and Lizzie Bell Robinson and Casper and Stella Mae Bean. He is survived by his parents, John Albert Robinson and Alice Robinson of Woodbury; a daughter, Shelby Robinson of Murfreesboro; a sister, Linda Dewrell of Woodbury; nieces and nephews, Amanda Fredricks and Adam Bosarge both of Hattiesburg, Mississippi and Dusty Dewrell of Woodbury; great nieces, Ashton Skelton and Michelle Bosarge; also survived by many aunts and uncles from Woodbury, Toledo, Ohio and East Tennessee and many cousins. Mr. Robinson grew up in Woodbury. He was a graduate of Woodbury Central High School in the Class of 1984. Growing up he enjoyed music, riding and raising horses, four wheeling and being outdoors. John David was the type of person that wanted to help people. He always helped his father at the Woodland Baptist Church where they were members and where his father preached. He enjoyed collecting lots of different things and would take time to study them as his collection grew. John David worked at Avco as a machinist for a number of years before being laid off. After leaving Avco he came back to work with his father in the family business, Robinson's Lumber and Pallet. He learned about sawmills and the lumber business as a young man while helping his uncle Dewey Robinson. You could say that the Robinson family always had saw dust in their blood. He helped with every aspect of the business. He could operate the equipment, build the pallets and worked on the management side of the business also. Visitation with the family will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 from 3-4 PM. Funeral services will follow in the Smith Funeral Home chapel at 4 PM. Bro. Donald Ricks and Bro. Tim Gentry will officiate. Interment will be in the Robinson Ridge Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the Woodland Baptist Church, American Heart Association or a church or charity of your choice. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.smithfuneralhomewoodbury.net Smith Funeral Home, (615)563-5337
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