(The following obituary is taken from the Mason-Woodard Mortuary website.)
Keith Derek Robinson, age 50, Joplin, passed away on May 22, 2011, from injuries sustained in the Joplin tornado, at the Greenbriar Nursing Home.
Keith was born on August 1, 1960 in Joplin, the son of Charles and Betty (Love) Robinson-Gray. He has been a lifetime Joplin resident. He worked as a CNA for the Greenbriar Nursing Home, prior to that he worked eighteen years for Freeman Hospital. Keith had a wonderful way with his patients. He would motivate them to do their rehabilitation in a stern but kind and respectful manner. He was responsible for many patients being able to recover and even walk again. He thoroughly enjoyed watching old movies.
He is survived by his mother, Betty Robinson-Gray, Joplin; one sister, Mary Katherine “KK” Robinson, Joplin; one brother, Charles Robinson, Jr.; nephews, Jeremy and Justin Robinson, and Dylan Rapp, all of Joplin; three uncles, J.D. Love, Joplin, Jerry Love, Jr. and wife Elaine, Joplin, and Robert Love, Farmington, Mo.; and many, many cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Charles D. Robinson; his step-dad William O. Gray; his grandparents, Jerry and Katherine Love, and an uncle, Raymond Love and two aunts Vera Jenkins and Helen Derrick.
Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Friday at Mason-Woodard Mortuary Chapel. Reverend Samuel Nero will officiate. Burial will be in parkway Cemetery. The pallbearers will be Charles Stewart, Hayse Stewart, Jerry Love, Jr., Justin Robinson, Jeremy Robinson, Billy Love, and Doug Derrick.
The family visitation will be 6-7 p.m. Thursday at Mason-Woodard. Memorial contributions may be given in Keith’s memory to your choice of the following, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, Feed the Children, or World Vision.
Arrangements are under the direction of Mason-Woodard Mortuary & Crematory.