Alfred J. (AJ) Robinson was born on 1 August 1950 in San Antonio, Texas to Freddie Lee Robinson, Sr. and Rosa Lee Green and was the eldest of seven siblings.
He received his formal education in both San Antonio and Corpus Christi, TX where he graduated from Roy Miller High School. He entered the Air Force in 1973 where he served for 22 years with distinction both stateside and overseas including supporting Operation Desert Shield/ Storm until his retirement as Master Sergeant in 1995. After retiring, he used his GI Bill and took courses at New Mexico State University, Alamogordo. While he enjoyed his courses, he did not like sitting around the house. So, he went back to work at Holloman Air Force Base, Civil Engineer Squadron, Housing Maintenance as a contractor. He had a strong work ethic which drove him to become a civil servant at White Sands Missile Range Directorate of Logistics, Generator Shop as a Power Production Specialist. This earned him a second retirement in 2012. He was an avid bowler, devoted sports fan, loved God, Gospel music and hunting. He was known as “Pappy” to siblings and close family, “Al” to his wife, but “AJ” to everyone else. AJ was slow to anger, had a corny sense of humor and normally quiet except when bowling with his team. He was loved by everyone that knew him and will be missed.
He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers: Freddie Lee Robinson, Sr. and Rosa Green Francis, Lewis Robinson, Freddie Lee Robinson, Jr. and Bruce Calvin Francis, Sr.
AJ leaves to cherish his memories, his wife Linda of 50 years; and four children: son, Alfred Jr (Teresa), Alamogordo, New Mexico; daughter Lenora Lee (Shawn, Sr.) of Pikeville, North Carolina; daughter Alethea of Biloxi, Mississippi and son Louis of the family home; Grandchildren Alec Robinson (Makayla) of Alamogordo, New Mexico; Briana Potter (Greyson) of Pikeville, North Carolina; Great Grandchildren Adam, Noah and Ezra Robinson of Alamogordo, New Mexico and Jocelyn Potter of Pikeville, North Carolina. He is also survived by his brothers Frank Ray Robinson of Corpus Christi, Texas, Ricky Green of San Antonio, Texas and sister Robin Rene Jackson-Eaton of Austin, Texas; stepmother Bobbie Robinson of Corpus Christi, Texas, extended family and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
A visitation and brief prayer service will take place at Lewis Funeral Home, 811 South W. W. White Rd., San Antonio, Texas on Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 10 AM. Internment with full military honors will take place at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio at 1:15 PM.
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