Michael Dwayne “Buck” Robinson was born on January 29, 1960 to parents, the late Simon N. Robinson and the late Hertha Robinson at Alachua General Hospital in Gainesville, FL. He was reared in a loving home in the close knit Monteocha Gordon Community. As a young boy, he was taught by his parents to reverence God and to serve those around him and to give freely of all that he had. He was a member of New Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church (currently Monteocha New Life Christian Center) in Monteocha, FL under the leadership of Rev. JB Richardson, Pastor John K. Bradley and Pastor Reginald N. Lewis. Michael matriculated through the Alachua County Public School System and graduated from the Buchholz High School class of 1978.
Following high school, Michael worked for several years in private and commercial construction before sustaining a life threatening injury from an accident that forced him to retire early. In addition to being a construction laborer, he also worked briefly for the Alachua County School Board as a custodian. Following his retirement Michael devoted his life to caring for his parents and maintaining the family home, which he performed in excellence. In addition to caring for his parents, he also served as a babysitter for several of his nieces and nephews, which they enjoyed to the utmost, especially and most notably, his boy Mason!!!! Michael’s most favorite past time was grocery shopping and cooking daily meals for the entire family and then calling to let everyone know what he had prepared for the days meal. These moments will be missed dearly and forever treasured.
On Friday, July 9, 2021 Michael Dwayne Robinson accepted the Master’s call and entered his eternal and heavenly rest, leaving behind a lasting legacy for all who knew him. A life lived to the fullest extent and a faith that never wavered. To some he was just a man, But to his family he was a CHAMPION and a GIANT.
His legacy will live on in the lives of; his siblings, Josey Robinson of Monteocha, FL, Jobie Robinson (Marsha) of Tampa, FL, Gladys Robinson Peterson (Alfred Sr) of Wacahoota, FL, Evelyn Robinson Hobdy (Josh), Louvenia Robinson Sloan (Donnie), Carolyn Robinson (Carl) all of Gainesville, FL, Mitchell Robinson (Barbara), Levern Robinson, Brenda Robinson Coward (Tommy) all of Monteocha, FL, Sheila Robinson Phillips of Miami, FL, Bridgette Robinson Lawson (Timothy) and Sonya Robinson Mandrell (Carlos) both of Gainesville, FL; his aunts, Pearl Banks (Horace, deceased) of Monteocha, FL and Edith Braddy of Orlando, FL; his uncle, Timothy Robinson of Groveland, FL and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and sorrowing friends.
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