In Memory

David Robinson

David Robinson

David J. Robinson

May 26, 1943-March 2, 2016

On Wednesday, March 2, a great man returned home to be greeted by family that he dearly missed.  David put up a brave battle, but 3 cancers and 15 years later, his body gave out on him.

David, known to many as Tom Selleck, known to many others as “Elvis”, and known to a select few as “Poppy” was born on May 26, 1943 to Charles Raymond Robinson and Stella Truie Florence in grandma Daisy’s front room in Porterville Utah.  Dave lived in Ogden most of his life.  After retiring, Dave and Sue moved to Morgan Utah, to be surrounded by amazing people who took such wonderful care of them.

David was an avid fan of most athletic events and during the past few years learned to love soccer as he cheered and heckled his grandchildren from sidelines.  In his youth he played competitive soft ball, and as he grew older played an obscene amount of golf with great friends. Dave’s greatest love was giving service to others.  He could always be found in the service of others, providing sweet treats to kids, tiling or shoveling snow for the neighbors.  One of his proudest achievements was his time spent as a service missionary in the Ogden Cannery.  He absolutely loved the people he worked with, and the opportunity to give more service.

David worked for the federal government for 36 years, most of which was spent at Hill AFB in Ogden Utah.  David loved to work, and loved the people he worked with.  He never ran out of stories about his coworkers, and never forgot them through the years.

David married Sue Anne Waters on June 4, 1965, in the Logan Temple. They celebrated their 50th anniversary this past summer by taking a church history tour. He was the love of her life, and she was his grounding force.

David is survived by his wife; children Terri (Mark) Strawn; Mike (Lynette) Robinson; Jamie (Boe) Flint; Matthew (Anne) Robinson; 13 grandchildren, and 2 great grandchildren.  He is also survived by his brother Lawrence Robinson, who is now the last Robinson standing.  He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers and 1 sister, and a grandson.

Dad will be greatly missed!  His fun personality, ability to create an inappropriate phrase and love for his family is unmatched.  Ladies and Gentlemen, Elvis has left the building.

Funeral services will be held Monday, March 7, 2016 at 11 a.m. at Lindquist’s Layton Mortuary, 1867 No. Fairfield Road.  Friends may visit family Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Monday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the mortuary.  Interment, Lindquist’s Layton Mortuary, 1867 No. Fairfield Road.