Thomas Marvin Robinson, 44, of Altus, departed this life Saturday, March 9, 2013. Family will be greeting friends at Lowell-Tims Funeral Home from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. today. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Lowell-Tims Chapel with the Rev. Donald Hervey officiating. Burial will follow in the Altus City Cemetery under the direction of Lowell-Tims Funeral Home.
Thomas was born to Tom C. and Allene Robinson on March 28, 1968, in Fort Worth, Texas. Thomas graduated from Bridgeport High School in 1986. He married Michelle McBride at Carswell AFB in Fort Worth, Texas on July 30, 1988.
Thomas served as a fire fighter for the U.S. Air Force from 1992 to 1996 at Altus AFB. After that he was in the Air National Guard for a year and a half at Lambert-St. Louis IAP, Mo. before returning to Altus AFB in Oklahoma as a DOD civilian fire fighter in 1998. He transferred to Ft. Knox, Ky. in 2009 for two years before again returning to Altus AFB in 2011. In August 2012 he retired with a medical disability. Thomas wasnt happy unless he was busy working. You name it and he could do it, whether it was building, electrical, plumbing, air conditioning, mechanical, roofing, or anything in between. Thomas was a very loving husband and a wonderful father. He was the greatest PaPa to his granddaughter. His number one priority was his family. If you were lucky enough to be one of his friends, you had him as a loyal friend for a lifetime.
Thomas is survived by his wife Michelle; daughter, Heather Robinson; son, Justin Robinson; and granddaughter, Makyna Robinson, all of Altus. He is also survived by his parents, Tom C. and Allene Robinson of Bridgeport, Texas; a sister and brother-in-law, Denda and Doug Caldwell of Chico, Texas; a sister, Brenda Robinson of Olney, Texas, and a sister and brother-in-law, Dena and Jason Harvick of Bridgeport, Texas; numerous nieces and nephews; and other relatives and many, many friends.
He was preceded in death by both sets of grandparents, three uncles, one aunt, and one cousin.
For friends and family not able to attended the service, Lowell-Tims will provide a live web-cast of the service beginning at 1:58 p.m. Wednesday. To join, go to www.lowell-tims.com click on obituaries, then on Thomas Robinson. There will be a large button inviting you to join the web-cast.
On-line tributes can also be made to the family at www.lowell-tims.com