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Lanny Richard Robinson

Lanny Richard Robinson, 66, passed away on March 12, 2019, at his home following a lengthy battle with liver cancer. Visitation will be held on Friday, March 15, at 12:30 p.m. at Pinelake Church in Clinton, MS with the celebration of life service to follow at 2:00 p.m.

Lanny was born on April 4, 1952, in Jackson, MS to Rex William Robinson and Lany Elizabeth Abernethy Robinson. He grew up in Raymond and was a graduate of Raymond High School. After graduating from the University of Southern Mississippi with a degree in criminal justice, he was hired in 1974 as the first policeman for newly-incorporated Petal, MS. After serving for three years, he entered Mississippi College School of Law. He received his J.D. degree in 1980; did oil and gas work for three years; then joined the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Vicksburg, MS where he worked for 29 years before his retirement in 2012 as the Vicksburg District's Deputy Counsel.

Lanny enjoyed listening to and playing all types of music. He especially loved Off 61 Band, a "Good News Blues Band," and was the drummer. He was a skilled jack-of-all-trades and could fix anything, even designed his Raymond home. He was a good cook, best known for "Lanny's Famous Fish." His "Happy Place" was Bay St. Louis, MS. He loved his three children and was always there to support them, and he adored his grandchildren. Above all he loved the Lord. Each morning he spent a few minutes writing Lanny's WOE's (Words of Encouragement), in which he shared with others his love for God and meaningful life stories. He loved life and always said, "Life's no fun if you don't have no fun."

He is survived by his wife, Mary Susan Rayburn Robinson; son Benjamin Carl Robinson (Alison); daughter Abby Lynn Robinson Bennett (Vic); stepdaughter Leigh Grantham Lucroy (Charlie); five grandchildren: Gabe Lucroy, William Guy, Alex Robinson, Bella Bennett, and Robert Lucroy; brothers William Rex Robinson (Betty) and Edward Guyle "Buddy" Robinson (Sharon).

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Science Park, P.O. Box 389, Smithville, Texas 78957, or to the charity of your choice.


Lanny Richard Robinson
April 4, 1952 - March 12, 2019





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