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MAGGIE VALLEY — Denver Robinson, 78, passed away peacefully Saturday morning Aug. 31, 2019, at Maggie Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation.

Denver was born in Jackson County and came as a little lad to live in Waynesville until leaving for his military years in the Navy.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Henry Robinson and Lorena Broom Robinson.

Surviving are his beloved wife and lifelong love, Bonnie Robinson; one son, Jeff (Rosa) Robinson; daughters, Keri Robinson and Cheryl Robinson all of Philadelphia, Jennifer Lacey of Waynesville and Lisa Enloe of Sylva; two sisters, Linda (Eddie) Ledbetter of Candler and Jackie (Spencer) Kent of Waynesville, as well as being a loving grandfather.

He retired with 20 years of service in law enforcement as an assistant to the district attorney in Philadelphia. After he retired, he returned to Waynesville and the mountains he so dearly loved, working and retiring as a security officer at Haywood Regional Medical Center.

Denver was a devoted husband, loving father, grandfather and brother. He will always be known for having a contagious sense of humor and being a great storyteller. He was a member of the Shriners and a Mason. Denver was a terrific baseball player, golfer and hunter.

The family would like to express gratitude to the staff of Maggie Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation for the care and support shown to Denver.

Private services were held at Smoky Mountain Chapel.

The online register is available at

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