Thomas Marvin Robinson, 44, of Altus, Okla., died Saturday, March 9, 2013.
Funeral is 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, at Lowell-Tims Chapel in Altus with the Rev. Donald Hervey officiating. Burial will follow at Altus City Cemetery under the direction of Lowell-Tims Funeral Home.
Thomas was born March 29, 1968, in Fort Worth to Tom C. and Allene Robinson. He graduated from Bridgeport High School in 1986 and married Michelle McBride at Carswell Air Force Base in Fort Worth July 30, 1988.
Thomas served as a firefighter for the U.S. Air Force from 1992 to 1996 at Altus Air Force Base. After that, he was in the Air National Guard for a year-and-a-half at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport in Missouri before returning to Altus AFB as a Department of Defense civilian firefighter in 1998. He transferred to Fort Knox, Ky., in 2009 for two years before again returning to Altus in 2011. In August 2012, he retired with a medical disability.
Thomas wasn’t happy unless he was busy working, whether it was building, electrical, plumbing, air conditioning, mechanical, roofing or other trades. He was a loving husband, a wonderful father and the greatest PaPa to his granddaughter. His No. 1 priority was his family, and if you were lucky enough to be his friend, you had a loyal friend for a lifetime.
Thomas is survived by his wife, Michelle; daughter Heather Robinson; son Justin Robinson; and granddaughter Makyna Robinson, all of Altus. He is also survived by his parents, Tom C. and Allene Robinson of Bridgeport; sisters Denda Caldwell and husband, Doug, of Chico, Brenda Robinson of Olney and Dena Harvick and husband, Jason, of Bridgeport; numerous nieces and nephews; other relatives; and many, many friends.
He was preceded in death by both sets of grandparents; three uncles; one aunt; and one cousin.
For friends and family not able to attend the funeral, Lowell-Tims will provide a live webcast of the service beginning at 1:58 p.m. Wednesday. To join, go to www.lowell-tims.com, click on obituaries, then on Thomas Robinson. There will be a large button inviting you to join the webcast.
Online tributes can also be made to the family at www.lowell-tims.com.