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Sgt. Franklin Robinson

June 6, 1949 - April 30, 2021

Burial Date May 7, 2021

Funeral Home W. J. Gist Mortuary

Church W. J. Gist Memorial Chapel

Friday (05/07): Funeral Service – 2PM; W. J. Gist Memorial Chapel; Interment – Arlington National Cemetery; Arlington, VA

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Sgt. Franklin Robinson passed Friday April 30, 2021. Sgt. Robinson’s funeral service will be Friday, May 7, 2021, at 2PM, W. J. Gist Memorial Chapel. 

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Sgt. Franklin Robinson, affectionately known as Goop, Stomp, Old Soldier, Popa Doc or just simply Dad, was born on June 6, 1949 to the late Claude Sr. and Rachel Ruth Robinson in Spartanburg County. He transitioned after a long battle with cancer on April 30, 2021.

He was educated through Woodruff Public Schools. After graduating high school he enlisted in the United States Army. He received multiple awards such as the National Defense Medal, the Armey Commendation Medal and many more. He was honorably discharged as a Sergeant as he continued to serve this country through the Army Reserves.

He leaves to cherish fond memories; his wife, Janice Robinson. His children, Tonya (Derrick) Martin, Marcos (Jocelyn) Stephens, Patrick (Rahel) Schreiber, Kemyel Robinson, Cattina (Michael) Ferguson, Cedric (Allison) Stephens, Omarr Canty, Allison Stephens, Rasheed (Cherithia) Robinson, and Jamar (Alicia) Canty. His grandchildren, Shannon, Robert, Morgan, Bennie, Jaela, Michael Jr, Bethany, Brandon, Kendall, Oronde, Mikayla, Daryll, Mya, Katherine, Isaiah, Zoe, Khalil, Desmond, Juleesa, Kyara, Ameera, Marvionna, Marvell, Rasheed Jr., Zahyr, Zahkari, Tyreik; and a number of great grand kids. His sisters Evangelist Betty Jo Watson and Nancy Robinson of Woodruff, SC. One brother Melvin (Susie) Robinson of Wilmington, NC. Brother-in-laws Darryl (LaTrenda), Michael (Valarie) and Belton (Barbara) Parks and one sister-in-law, Elizabeth (John) Thompson. One cousin, reared in the home, Sergeant First Class Luther Clarence Floyd of Woodruff, SC and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by Mrs. Kathy Stephens Robinson, three sisters; five brothers; mother-in-law, Mae Thelma Parks; one sister-in-law and two brother-in-laws.

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