Shelbyville Daily Union

Obituaries

November 17, 2011

Billy Joe Robinson

SHELBYVILLE, IL. — Billy Joe Robinson

Shelbyville

Billy Joe Robinson, 79, of Shelbyville died at 10:00 p.m. Wednesday (November 16. 2011) at his residence.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Sunday at the Lockart-Green Funeral Home, Shelbyville. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Saturday. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Shelbyville. Memorials may be made to the Kaskaskia River Chapter of Ducks Unlimited.

He was born April 28, 1932 in Shelbyville the son of Henry and Opal (Pikesh) Robinson.

He was formerly employed at Oliver Corp., Hudson Construction and a retired farmer.

He was a member of the First Christian Church, Shelbyville, NRA, co-founder of Kaskaskia River Ducks Unlimited and Quail Unlimited. He received several fishing awards including Master Angler award, Sports Afield Big Fish award, Dept of Conservation awards, Mepps Grand Slam Fishing award, Shimano Honor Roll and had many record catches on Lake Shelbyville and Kaskaskia River. He was an avid hunter holding a thirty year record of 385 straight skeet targets and many other records in skeet target awards. Surviving are his children, Kathy Killam (Mike), Teresa Shanks (Randy), Billy Joe Robinson (Rhonda) and Mark Robinson all of Shelbyville and Sandra Drake (Mike) of LaGrange; special friend, Sue Starwalt of Shelbyville; aunt, June Keller of Shelbyville; 8 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Condolences at www.lockartgreenfuneralhome .com

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