Gussie “Gus” R. Robinson, 73, of Cullowhee, N.C., passed away Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012, at Mountain Trace Nursing Center of Sylva, N.C.
He was born Sept. 10, 1939, in Old Fort. He was the owner of Independent Paint and Body Shop in Sylva for 27 years.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Gracie (Wilcox) Robinson; and two brothers: Hoyle and Walter Robinson.
He is survived by five daughters: Michele Porter and special son-in-law, Jeff, of Cullowhee, N.C., Tina Robinson of Tuckasegee, N.C., Annette Robinson of Johnstown, N.Y., Cathy Messer and Angie Messer, both of Franklin, N.C.; two brothers: Lloyd Robinson of Benton, and Larry Robinson of Cleveland; two sisters: Wanda Spencer of Rossville, Ga., and Deborah Miller of Huntsville; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, in the chapel of Higgins Funeral Home with the Rev. Joe Hatcher officiating.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 at the funeral home prior to the service.
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Robinson family guest book at www.higginsfuneral.com