Bobby Dewitt Robinson

Published 3:11 pm Friday, November 8, 2019

Bobby Dewitt Robinson entered the Church Triumphant on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019.

He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Le and Tim Brown of Vicksburg; daughter and son-in-law, Joanna and Darrin Heatherly of Cullman, Ala.; son, Bill Robinson of Vicksburg; grandchildren, Bash, Ben and Anna Ware Brown, Luke and Jan Harris Hindman; mother, Evelyn Robinson of McComb; sister, Nancy Rayburn and husband, Gary, of Hammond, La.; sister, Robin Thomas and husband, Rodney, of McComb; brother-in-law, Bill Harris and wife, April, of Vicksburg; and 14 nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his of 50 years, Jan Harris Robinson.

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Bobby was born in McComb and was a resident of Vicksburg for the past 48 years. He was the son of the late M.D. Robinson Jr., and Evelyn Causey Robinson.

He was a graduate of McComb High School and the University of Mississippi, where he received a degree in business administration in 1965 and a Juris Doctorate in law in 1967.

Bobby was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity and lettered in baseball and football at Ole Miss, where he was selected as co-captain of the 1964 football team.

Drafted by the San Diego Chargers and Cleveland Browns in 1965, Bobby chose to complete his law degree and, upon graduation, honorably served as an officer in the U.S. Army, where he was stationed at the United States Military Academy at West Point, coaching football from 1967 to 1970. Bobby and Jan returned to Mississippi, where he practiced law in Vicksburg for over 45 years before retiring in 2016.

Bobby faithfully served First Presbyterian Church as ruling elder and taught the Faith and Practice Sunday School class for over 40 years. He also served the greater church as moderator of Mississippi Presbytery and on the Committee on Ministry. He served as president of the Vicksburg YMCA board of directors, served on the board of French Camp Academy and the Board of Commissioners of the Mississippi Bar.

Pallbearers are his grandsons and nephews, Bash and Ben Brown, Luke Hindman, Tom, Ben, Mark, Jeff and Luke Harris, Scott and Will Rayburn, and Robby, Lane, and Parker Moore.

A Service of Witness to the Resurrection will be 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11, 2019, at First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Tim Brown officiating.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the hour of the service. Interment will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 1501 Cherry St., Vicksburg.