Wendell Lee Robinson

Wendell Lee Robinson

CANTON — Wendell Lee Robinson, 81, passed away on Friday, Jan. 7, 2022, at Silver Bluff Nursing and Rehab.

Wendell was born in Haywood County on Jan. 5, 1941, to the late Rev. Albert and Mildred Marlowe Robinson. He loved going fishing, especially at Fontana Lake.

Wendell will be remembered for his woodworking abilities, which he was self taught. He also enjoyed restoring old Monte Carlos and going to car shows, especially with his best friend Jackie Davis.

In addition to his parents, Wendell was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Pitts Chambers Robinson; and his grandson, Ryan Lee Robinson.

Wendell is survived by his son, Dwayne Robinson, of South Carolina; daughter, Sharon Robinson, of Sylva; son, Walter Robinson (Christy) of Tennessee; grandchildren, Trista, Spenser, Tyler (Makenzie), Lucas, Jessie, and Hallie; great-grandchildren, Carter, Lakyn, Rayden, Gannon, and Jessie; sisters, Louise and Mona (Carl); brothers, Joe, Dan and Sam (Gerry); several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 11, in the chapel of Garrett Funerals and Cremations with the Rev. John Swanger, III officiating. Burial followed at Garrett-Hillcrest Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from noon-2 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.

The family would like to offer a word of thanks to the nurses and staff at Silver Bluff Nursing and Rehab for their compassionate care of Wendell.

The family would also like to offer a very special word of thanks to Jackie Davis for his dedicated love and friendship to Wendell.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Brain Cancer Research at donate3.cancer.org.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.garrettfuneralsandcremations.com for the Robinson family.

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