Carlos Robinette, 83, of Plain City, passed away Sunday, July 29, 2012.
He was born Sept. 16, 1928, in Martin County, Kentucky, to Lee and Effie (Hensley) Robinette.
Carlos is preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Wanda, Lucille and Carol Sue; brothers, Arville and Homer; infant sons; and one great-granddaughter.
He is survived by his wife, Angeline (Jackson) Robinette whom he married on June 22, 1950, in Martin County, Kentucky; his six daughters and their families, Joyce (George) Lester, Connie (Sam) Plank, Sharon (Ben) Thomas, Diana (Allen) Morsey, Lavaka (Gary) Garver, and Garnet (Don) Smith; he is a proud grandfather of 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; brothers, Jim and Walter of Ohio, Jeff of West Virginia; sisters, Nell, Bonnie, Maxine and Lottie, all of Ohio; all of his friends at Amity Baptist Church that was like family to him; and last but not least, his little Yorkie dog, Holly Lynn.
In his younger years, Carlos worked in the coal mines until he was injured, then became a diesel mechanic although coal mining was always his passion. He was faced with a lot of obstacles in his life, but overcame them and pushed forward to better his life and that of his family. Never a quitter, he always said that “Can’t” is not a word in his vocabulary.
Family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 1, at the FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, 202 E. Main St., Plain City. His funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, at Amity Baptist Church, 8336 Plain City-Georgesville Road, Plain City. Rev. Chris Lemaster will be presiding. Burial to follow in Jerome Cemetery, Jerome Township.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers, they would appreciate all donations be made to The Amity Enterprise Baptist Church.