Born: April 19, 1942
Died: February 25, 2013
Clarence Odell Robinson, age 70, passed away Monday, February, 25, 2013. Born April 19, 1942 in Avon Park, he was the son of the late Lonnie and Myrtle (Crutchfield) Robinson. Odell served in the Florida National Guard. He was a longtime member of Wildwood Baptist Church. Mr. Robinson worked for U.S. Agrichemical for many years. He also retired from Polk County Utilities as a Utilities Construction Supervisor. Odell was actively involved in the Polk County Historical Association, where he was the editor of the monthly newsletter and quarterly publications. He also served on the steering committee for 125 reunion of Summerlin Institute. Along with his parents, Mr. Robinson was preceded in death by his son; Clarence Odell Robinson, Jr. and his granddaughter; Jennifer Parker. He is survived by a loving family that includes his wife, of 25 years, Sarah L. Robinson of Bartow, his children; Joseph L. Robinson, Sr. (Tyleia) of Bartow, James C. Robinson, Sr. of Lakeland, Diane M. Parker (Jeffrey) of Sebring, Susan Y. Hagood of Hahira, GA, Hubert Durrell Hagood of Bartow, and two sisters; Sarah Bruce (Dennis) of Bartow, Betty Cannons (Russ) of Bartow. He also leaves behind six grandchildren; Joseph L. Robinson, Jr., Shane A. Robinson, James C. Robinson, Jr., Daniel Whitlock, Brent A. Hagood, Olivia S. Hagood, and his four great grandchildren; Aniyah N. Whitlock, Antianna K. Whitlock, Aydan P. Whitlock and Jamie L. Robinson. The family will receive friends Saturday, March 2nd from 10AM to 11AM at Wildwood Baptist Church in Bartow. Funeral services will follow at 11:00AM at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wildwood Baptist Church Building Fund, 1120 South Woodlawn Ave., Bartow, FL 33830.