Claud Edgar Robinson

Born: Thu., Jul. 26, 1923
Died: Sat., Apr. 25, 2009

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Claud Edgar Robinson, age 85 of Greensboro, GA died Saturday, April 25, 2009 at Saint Joseph''s East Georgia Hospital in Greensboro. Born in Greene County on July 26, 1923, he was the son of the late Claud Edgar Robinson and Marie Audrey McWhorter. He attended North Georgia College and graduated from the University of Georgia in 1947 with a B.S. degree in landscape architecture. Claud served in the Army of the United States as a Staff Sergeant during World War II in Rhineland, Central Europe with the 3rd Battalion 260th Infantry. On December 27, 1946, he married the former Florence Roberts of Lithonia, GA. He was a member of the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, worshipping there with family most of his life.

"Because of Claud''s affable manner, integrity, and wit he was always good company." He was a beloved husband, brother, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, and friend. He was an outdoorsman, quail hunter renown. Claud enjoyed reading books of poems, history, and faith, always delighting his audience with his recitations. He loved beautiful Greene County, Georgia, opening Granite Shoals Marina on Lake Oconee in 1979. Claud "displayed fortitude and courage in his illness without parallel, not subdued by misfortune but in spite of it, rose above it, accepting the inevitable as God''s will."

Claud is survived by his wife of sixty-two years, Florence Roberts Robinson of Greensboro, GA; a daughter, Susan R. Kelly and husband Warren of Lithonia, GA; a son, Philip C. Robinson and wife Carol of Greensboro, GA; a sister, Sara Robinson Fortson of Greensboro, GA; six grandchildren, William Drew Ferro and wife Megan of Stevens Point, WI; Sally Ferro Lanzel and husband Charles of Mesa, AZ; Stephen Robinson Ferro of Atlanta, GA; Philip Keith Robinson and wife Kasey of Greensboro, GA; and, Ezekial Charles Robinson of Athens, GA; seven great-grandchildren Ashley Lanzel, Sarah Lanzel, Seth Lanzel, Michael Johnston, Jacob Ferro, Luke Ferro, and Maddox Robinson; and several nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his son Claud Edgar Robinson, III (Ed), and his grandson Charles Andrew Ferro (Andy).

Graveside Services will be held on Tuesday, April 28, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. at the Lithonia City Cemetery with The Reverend Grant M. LeRoux, Jr. officiating. The family will receive friends on Monday, April 29, 2009, at McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad Street, Greensboro, GA from 6:30 to 8:00, and after the service at the graveside, then at the home of Susan R. Kelly, 6668 Chaparral Drive, Lithonia, GA (770) 482-6807. The family requests that any memorials be made to The Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, P.O. Box 93, Greensboro, GA 30642. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at to sign the online guest register.

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Kent & Melinda Walker
   Posted Sun April 26, 2009
Our deepest sympathy to the family.

Barry Richardson
   Posted Mon April 27, 2009
Lot's of old good memories from Lithonia. Great guy. I had intended to look him up after I moved here 7 years ago, but I travel a lot with my work and never got around to it. we're truly sorry for your loss, and your family will be in our thought's and prayers. Shirley and Barry Richardson

Sandra Askew
   Posted Mon April 27, 2009
Dear Mrs. Florence,Zeke and family members, we just wanted to let you all know our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this time. We just learned about Mr. Claud and are very sorry. Sincerely, Sandra, Allen, Luke & Erica Askew

Bill Rhyne, Jr.
   Posted Mon April 27, 2009
Childhood memories are made by the kindness and generosity of those around us, a fellow Georgia fan and Brave's fan, I am glad to have known Claud Robinson and proud to call him my Uncle.

   Posted Mon April 27, 2009

Herb & Jan Thurmond
   Posted Wed April 29, 2009
Phil, We are so sorry to learn of your Dad's death. We know he will be missed greatly and please know our deepest sympathies and thoughts are with you and your family at this time.

nancy boczar
   Posted Tue June 09, 2009
My uncle Claud was a sweet man. I will always remember his gentle humor.On behalf of his sister and my mother, Audrey,who preceded him in death by almost one year,I offer my deepest sympathy.She adored him and would want everyone to know this.