Jerry Wayne Robinette, 55, of Meridan, Mississippi, formerly of Floyd County, passed away, Friday, September 24th, 2004, at a local hospital, following a brief illness.
He was the son of the late Glen Dalton and Pauline Robinette. He was born on December 23, 1948, in Portsmouth, Virginia, and was raised on Prater Creek in Floyd County.
He retired from the United States Navy after 23 years service. He also served in the Vietnam War. While serving his country, he received two Purple Heart medals. He was an active officer of the Virginia Beach Auxiliary Police Department, and was presently working for Canon ITS, as a computer technician.
He is survived by his wife, Denise Ward Robinette; two sons: Jerry Wayne II, (Dayna) of Meridian, Mississippi; Scott (Nikki) D. Robinette of Virginia Beach, Virginia; three daughters: Shawntel Leigh (Johnny) Ray of Wheelwright; Robin Lynn (Virgil Jr.) Slone of Hi Hat, Paulena (Lee) Summer of Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico; one sister, Tina Goble of Pikeville; eight grandchildren: Kyle, Cody, Corey, Meshana, Wesley, Jason, Lillie, and Jessie.
He was preceded in death by both parents, and his brother, Michael Robinette.
Visitation was at the Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home on Monday, September 27, and funeral services were held on Tuesday, September 28, at 11 a.m.
Final resting place was at Colonial Grove Memorial Park in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Full military honors were given at the graveside.
Active pallbearers: Jerry W. Robinette II, Scott D. Robinette, Johnny W. Ray, Virgil Slone Jr., Daniel Cox, and Scott Ray.
Honorary pallbearers: The Military Auxiliary.
He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.