Richard Edward Robinson Jr.

Published 9:04 pm Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Mr. Richard Edward “Eddie” Robinson Jr., 75, of Mechanicsville, passed away peacefully at home on Nov. 4, 2016, surrounded by his family. He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard E. Robinson Sr. and Athelia S. Robinson, of Somerton.

Eddie began a career with the Virginia State Police in 1961 and retired with 37 years of service. He also dedicated many years to the Masonic Lodge. He was Worshipful Master of Glen Allen Lodge No. 131 in 1975 and Deputy District Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Virginia in 2015. Among many of his other duties, he served as Ambassador for the Masonic Home of Virginia.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Shirley Mason Robinson; daughter, Deonna R. Hall (Gene); son, Richard E. Robinson III (Michelle); grandchildren, Dara Hall, Mason Hall, Cole Robinson and Hailey Robinson; brothers, John S. Robinson (Barb), Paul K. Robinson (Winnie) and Chris P. Robinson.

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His memorial service was held on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016, at Northside Baptist Church, 7600 Studley Road, Mechanicsville. The family requests memorial contributions be made in Eddie’s memory to the Masonic Home of Virginia or the Virginia State Police Association.