Jerry Eugene Robinson, 83, of Panama City, Fla., passed away Tuesday,
Dec. 5, 2017 after a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease. Jerry
was born in Crestview Fla., Jan. 12, 1934. After graduating from
Walton County High School in DeFuniak Springs, Fla., he married the
love of his life and moved to Pensacola Fla., where he worked as a
sales agent in a State Farm Insurance agency for several years until
he had the opportunity in 1959 to open his own business, a State Farm
Insurance Agency in Panama City.
Jerry was very active in his community and his church, First Baptist
Church of Panama City for 39 years, until his retirement in 1998.
Jerry enjoyed spending time with his family and was always ready for
a fishing trip, which was his favorite pastime. Jerry enjoyed people
and was kind and generous to everyone he knew. That kindness was
extended to those he did not know as well because he truly lived his
life by the “Golden Rule” of treating others as you would want to be
Jerry was preceded in death by his daughter, Dian
Robinson, and parents, Taft M. Robinson and Bonnie Lou (White)
Robinson. Survivors include his wife, Joyce Jean (Smith) Robinson;
daughter, Teresa Ann Robinson Gooding, and son-in- law, John M.
Gooding; one grandson, Adam Gregory Kirk and wife, Cristine and her
sons, James Knox and Brett Knox who became his great-grandsons through
love; one sister, Roberta Robinson Brooks and husband, Stephen F.
Brooks; one niece, Stephanie Brooks and a daughter through love,
Theresa Fountain and her family, Jerry Fountain, Chris Fountain,
Jennifer Fountain and Curtis Fountain.
A celebration of life ceremony was held at First Baptist Church of
Panama City, Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017.
The family received friends at Kent-Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel
Friday, Dec. 8, 2017.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the charity of your
choice in memory of Jerry E. Robinson.
The family of Jerry Eugene Robinson would like to extend a special
thanks to everyone at Emerald Coast Hospice, and to all of the private
care providers for all the excellent care and love they provided for
Jerry and for all of our family.