Bert S. Robinson, 89

Published 4:30 am Thursday, October 21, 2010

CARTERSVILLE, Oct. 21 – Bert Samuel Robinson, 89, of Cartersville, passed away Tuesday morning, October 19, 2010 at his son's home in South Carolina.

A native of Mountain City, Tennessee, he was born October 3, 1921 to the late William H. and Mary Alice Stout Robinson. He moved to Cartersville in 1948 where he was a farmer and an employee of Cumberland County.

Bert served as a resource office in Cumberland County for many years and was also responsible for designing and maintaining the county landfill system. He was a US Army veteran of WWII serving in five theaters and was awarded several distinguished medals. He was a charter member of the Ruritan Club in Cartersville and was active until he was no longer able to attend.

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In his later years, his love of farming and cattle became his exclusive hobby. Finally his bout with Alzheimer's rendered him unable to continue and commanded his move to a nursing home in 2006.

He is survived by his wife, Mary G. Robinson; three sons, Harold Dale Robinson of Pamplin, Clark M. Robinson of Travelers Rest, SC, and Mack H. Robinson of Cartersville; a daughter, Alice Mae Robinson Burks of Farmville; ten grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, October 23, in Cartersville Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 7 until 8:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Shorter Funeral Home, Farmville, is serving the family.