In Memory

Roy Gary Robinson

go to bottom 
  Post Comment

05/03/15 04:22 PM #1    

Donald Joe Bizzell

Roy was a best friend from early childhood. We not only grew up together, but went to Alamo Elementry, Bowie Junior High, and Odessa High School together. 

It was kind of scarey the way I met Roy. My parents had placed a swing set in the back yard of our house on Hancock, and enjoyed watching all of the neighborhood kids come over and have fun. Roy and his family had just move in on Tom Green Street behind us. Roy came over to joined in with the other kids. I was swinging and Roy walked to close to the area I was swinging. He, was hit in the head and knocked out! My Aunt was there at the time and gathered him up after they got him awake and was trying to find out where he lived so she could tell his parents what had happened. It was then that everybody realized that he was new in the neighborhood and no one knew where he lived. My Aunt and Mother finally located his mother with Roy's help, and he survived the incident.

We became close friends as we grew and joined the Boy Scouts together in Troop 150. The patrol we were in grew to be too large, and the Scout Master decided to split the patrol. When they looked into the location of the Scouts in the patrol to be split, they recognized that almost half of the boys lived in or around the area that Roy and I lived in. Roy's brother, as well as my brother were part of that group. Since Roy and I were the oldest, it became our responsibility to create the new patrol, hold elections for patrol leader and assistant patrol leader. I ended up being Patrol Leader and Roy Assistant Patrol Leader. Roy was a delight to work with and was always there to help, support, advise, just name it. The patrol we were given responsibility for was the youngest in age of all of the patrols and was named the Bear Patrol. It became one of the most noted patrols in Troop 150 because of accomplishments in merit badges and awards for attendance and points won in competition. Roy was one of the main reasons that it was succesful. He was a very unselfess and caring person, but dedicated to his resposibilities. 

 I could honestly write a book on all of the adventures Roy and I shared through the years. We had a lot of fun growing up and yes getting into trouble from time to time!  After High School, Roy and I went our seperate ways. We both ended up in oil field work. I was transferred to Nigeria, and one day while going over a list of Original Equipment Manufators Technical Support Personnel  list for a start-up on a new platform, they had a Roy Robinson listed. I thought , no way! Not here in Africa? Well guess who walked into my office a few days later. You got it! Roy. We had a great reunion and as was typical of Roy, he was once again there to give support, advise and help. He was always an asset.

At the last reunion, Roy and I had a really good visit. He told me that one of the most influential times of his life was the Boy Scouts. He also told me how much he loved his children.

I know that Roy fought as hard as he could to beat his cancer, but also know that Roy will be missed for the person and asset he always proved himself to be.

I miss my red headed friend! May God Bless Roy's family.









08/03/15 01:26 PM #2    

Betty Jane Stewart

We lived on Muskingum behind where Roy lived and we all went to Alamo Elementry.  There were 4 of us and 4 of them.  Roy was a comic since he was young.  His sister Irene and I were making mud pies one day and dared Roy to eat one of these pies.  Roy being Roy took a bite and as he did here comes a long red earth warm.  We about died but not Roy he took it all in stride.  Roy had a beautiful, warm, loving family - his Mom was one of the best.  It is ashame that I did not see him again since graduation.  I am sure he is giving the Angels fits.

with loving memories,

Betty Stewart

10/26/15 09:21 PM #3    

James Curtis White

DURANGO, COLO. On the morning of August 3, 2013, Roy Gary Robinson went home to be with the "Good Lord," as he would say, after a three year battle with cancer. He died peacefully at home in Durango, Colo., surrounded by his family. Roy was 66 years old.

Roy was the eldest child born to Glenn and Mary Janice Robinson on December 1, 1946, in Odessa, Texas. After graduating from Odessa High School in 1965, he pursued a career in oil production. He dedicated over 40 years of combined service to Amoco and Dresser Rand. During those years he traveled the world to places like West Africa, Russia, the Middle East and South America. In 1983, he ventured to Manila, Philippines, and met his future wife, Amalia B. Medallo.

On June 19, 1984, they wed in Manila and soon thereafter moved to Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates. They lived there until 1990 and then relocated to Durango. Roy always loved the mountains and their move fulfilled his longtime dream. He and Amalia made a home in Durango for 23 years and raised six children.

In his spare time Roy loved take apart cars and trucks and put them back together again. His son, Glen, thinks of him as a "mechanical genius," while his kids have many fond memories of coming home from school and seeing him greasy and under the hood. Roy was a very strong yet kind hearted and giving man. He will be greatly missed.

He is survived by his wife, of 29 years, Amalia, his daughters Maly J. Strietzel of Durango and spouse Aaron, Sarah C. Saunders and spouse Tyler of Seattle, Wash., Anna M. Robinson of Seattle, Wash., his sons Glen M. Robinson of Seattle, Wash., and Aaron M. and T.J. Robinson of Durango, brother Larry G. Robinson and his wife Theresa of Odessa, Texas, brother Paul E. Robinson of Odessa, Texas, sister Marian J. London and her husband Dennis of Moody, Texas, sister Dale Irene Gibble and her husband Dale of Houston, Texas, four grandchildren: Micah and Liam Strietzel, Charlotte, and soon to arrive baby boy Saunders, and many loving nieces, nephews and friendly neighbors.

A special thank you to Hospice of Mercy for their loving care and support.

A time of gathering will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, August 8, 2013, at Ector County Cemetery in Odessa. He will be laid to rest next to his parents.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Amalia M. Robinson at P.O. Box 2586, Durango, CO 81301.

Published in Odessa American on Aug. 7, 2013 - See more at:

go to top 
  Post Comment