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Alva Earl "Shorty" Robinson

July 23, 1937 — October 15, 2020

Alva Earl Robinson, 83, of Pleasureville, Kentucky, previously of Lockport, Kentucky, passed away October 15, 2020, at the New Castle Nursing and Rehab Center in New Castle, Kentucky.

Alva was preceded in death by his parents, Everett Robinson and Florence Browning.

He is survived by his wife of sixty-three years, Ella Dempsey Robinson of Pleasureville; daughters Cheryl Robinson Clark (Danny) of Pleasureville, and Cathy Robinson Toole (Todd) of Eminence, and brothers Harrison Robinson (Norma) of Eminence, and Leon Robinson (Lois) of Gestville, grandchildren Christy Clark of Pleasureville, Justin Robinson Toole (Breck), Connor Toole and Renee Toole, all of Eminence; great grandchildren, Anna Martin, Jake Martin, and Jackson Henry Martin of Pleasureville, and Robinson Nash Toole of Eminence. He leaves behind many cousins, nieces and nephews to honor his memory. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.

Alva was born and raised in the Six Mile Creek area of Lockport, Kentucky. He was a member, deacon for fifty-two years, and taught Sunday school at Lockport Baptist Church. As a teacher of the young people’s class, he watched many young people grow into adulthood, even mentoring them after they were adults. A former student sent condolences with this message: “Shorty was such a testament to all of us through life of what a true Christian should be and how they should act in this cruel world of ours. I will forever be grateful for his guidance. We will miss him greatly. If this world was full of Shorty’s, it would be a pure and lovely place.”

His passion was renovating antique vehicles, specifically Studebaker trucks. He insisted on going to the shop often when he did not feel like it. Grandson Connor Toole and dear friend Charlie Clark were faithful in seeing he got to his “happy place” and caring for him while there.

The service will be held at the Lockport Baptist Church at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 18, 2020. Visitation will be available from 1:00 p.m. until time of the funeral. Social distancing will be observed, with the service being transmitted to the parking lot for those who choose not to enter the building.

Honorary pallbearers will be: Jeremy Banta, Deacons John Mark Clements, Billy Reed Clements, John Craigmyle, David Wilson, Rick Mahoney and Steve Davey.

Carrying him to his resting place are: Justin Toole, Connor Toole, Tim Robinson, Joe Clark, Randy Eversole and Charlie Clark. Burial will be in the Old Dutch Tract Cemetery at Pleasureville, Kentucky.

Memorial contributions may be made to the building fund of Lockport Baptist Church.

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Sunday, October 18, 2020

1:00 - 3:00pm (Eastern time)

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