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Obituary: Dr Robert Roy Robinson, Jr.

Dr Robert Roy Robinson, Jr. 1908 ~ 2005 Dr Robert Roy Robinson, Jr, 96, passed away in Temple, TX, on November 17, 2005. Memorial services will be held at Parker Funeral Home in Columbia, MO, on Tues, Nov. 22, 2005 at 2 p.m. Burial, at Memorial Park Cemetery. Dr Robinson was born December 27, 1908, in Hallsville, MO to Dr. Robert Roy Robinson and Martha Leone Faucett Robinson. Dr Robinson graduated Phi Beta Kappa in 1934 from the University of Missouri, and earned his MD from Washington University. St. Louis, MO. in 1938. He married Eleanor Caroline Opp, daughter of Reverend and Mrs Max Opp in 1939, at Concordia, MO. While on active duty during World War II he served as Chief of the Plastic Surgery Section, at O'Reilly General Hospital, Springfield, MO, 1944-1945. He retired as a Colonel, Medical Corps. United States Army Reserve. Dr Robinson and his family moved to Salt Lake City in 1947, where he set up private practice in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. During the following years. be served on the staffs of Holy Cross Hospital, Shriners Children's Hospital, and other hospitals in Salt Lake City. In 1969-1970, he volunteered and served as visiting surgeon for five months at the Kola Ndota Mission Hospital, in Tanzania, East Africa repairing victims of the ravages of leprosy. He served as Associate Professor and Chief of the Residency Training Program in Plastic Surgery at the University of Missouri Medical School. Columbia, MO. 1972-1973. He is survived by his wife of 66 years. living in Temple. TX; four sons, Robert III and Bette, Harker Heights, TX; Paul and Leslie, Tucson, AZ; Dudley Max and Phyllis, Alpine CA; Max, Salt Lake City; seven grandchildren, Robert IV, Elizabeth, Todd, Keith, Shane, Matthew, and Benjamin; Three great grandchildren; his only niece, Marcia Opp Ekdahl, Chicago, IL: sister-in-law, Ruby Rumbaugh Robinson, Hallsville, MO; and uncounted patients whose lives were changed for the better because of his surgical skills and loving care. He was preceded in death by his younger brother, Willis Franklin Robinson. Dr. Robinson and his wife lived to travel. They were able to visit the seven continents and all 50 states. Memorials may be made to the University of Missouri School of Medicine. Columbia, MO. or the Intermountain Shriner's Hospital in Salt Lake City.