Jeffrey “Joey” Robinson

March 7, 2022

Jeffrey “Joey” Robinson, 61, of rural Frankfort, died March 7, 2022 at I.U. Health University Hospital, Indianapolis from complications of leukemia.  He was born February 18, 1961 in Piqua, OH to William A. Robinson & Martha M. (Millard) Robinson.  He married Angela Salem on June 20, 2014 and she survives.

Joey was a 1979 graduate of Piqua Central High School.  He moved to Frankfort in 1985, and began his lifelong career in the lumber industry, working for Forest Products Trading Group, Wappoo Wood Products, and founder of Robinson Fibre Solutions.  Joey was a member of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church. His hobbies include gardening, swimming, traveling, and vintage cars. He also enjoyed time with his children and granddaughters.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Friday, March 11, 2022 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort with a Rosary Service beginning at 4 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. Saturday, March 12, 2022 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 600 St. Mary’s Ave., Frankfort. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Kirklin.

Survived by:

Wife: Angela Robinson of rural Frankfort, IN, Daughter: Elizabeth (Matthew) Albright of Indianapolis, IN, 3 Sons: James (Companion Abby Piersall) Robinson of Indianapolis, IN, Jacob (Fiancé Kendra Perkins) Douglass of Noblesville, IN, Joseph (Fiancé Anna A’Hearn) Douglass of Palm Coast, FL, 2 Granddaughters: Kennedy Robinson of Indianapolis, IN, Naura Robinson of Frankfort, IN, 2 Brothers: Sam (Linda) Robinson of Piqua, OH, Todd (Katie) Robinson of Broad Ripple, IN, 3 Sisters: Marci Robinson, Amy Robinson and Merry Robinson all of Piqua, OH.

Preceded by:

He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers, Marc and Jody Robinson and step-mother, Shirley Robinson.

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28 Condolences for “Jeffrey “Joey” Robinson”

  1. Kim Ray March 8, 2022 at 2:50 pm

    Angie,
    My sincere condolences to you and your family on the loss of Joey. I’m so thankful that we got to know him as a sponsor on Evan’s micro-sprint car. Evan talked highly of Joey every time Joey would go in to Esserman Tire. My heart breaks for you. I walk in the same shoes that you now do. What a blessing to know that Joey is walking with Jesus in paradise. Please accept my sympathy and love. Prayers for your peace and comfort in this difficult time. Kind Regards, Kim Ray

  2. Connie Blubaugh March 8, 2022 at 3:10 pm

    I am so sorry to hear about Jeff My prayers are with you.

  3. Maura Felts March 8, 2022 at 3:24 pm

    My heart is breaking for all of you. I’m so sorry to hear of Jeff’s passing. He was such an important part of my life and I will miss him terribly. You will all be in our thoughts and prayers in the coming days. Blessings and our love-
    Maura & Jimmy Felts

  4. Cindy Buntin March 8, 2022 at 3:25 pm

    So sorry Angie, sending lots of love and prayers to you and your family.

  5. Tim and Marcia Dickerson March 8, 2022 at 3:39 pm

    Dear Angie, We are so sad to hear of Joey’s passing. You have our prayers and deepest sympathy.

  6. Debra March 8, 2022 at 3:55 pm

    Prayers dear sister during this time. I’m sending you many hugs. Love you so. May God bless you and keep you and feel his presence!

  7. Jeffrey Seitz March 8, 2022 at 5:18 pm

    Angie I am so very sorry for your loss, may God be with you all in this difficult time.

  8. Jeff Bills March 8, 2022 at 6:38 pm

    Dear Robinson Family,
    Sincere condolences to all of you on your loss of Joey. I worked with him in the 90’s and 2000’s when he was at Forest Products Group selling LP Building Solutions Products. I have many fond memories and laughs when we did great funny Christmas Gift exchanges, not to mention traveling together to visit lumberyards and other customers peddling products! What a positive and optimistic spirit he projected, he always had kind words for and encouraged others. He will truly be missed, I am blessed to have known and worked with Joey!
    May God Bless all of you with strength, peace and the best memories of Joey now and forever!
    Jeff Bills

  9. Norma Melson March 9, 2022 at 4:28 am

    So very sorry for your loss. I was blessed to know Joey through my Kayco years. He always brought a smile to my face with his joyful attitude, and the fact that no matter the weather, he wore shorts! He was one of a kind!

  10. John Baber March 9, 2022 at 6:48 am

    Sorry to hear about Joeys’ passing. He was such a cheerful person. I enjoyed working for him. Praying for God to comfort his family during such a sad time

  11. Jan W. Pearce March 9, 2022 at 12:01 pm

    So sorry to hear this. RIP Jeff.

  12. Susie Plunkitt March 9, 2022 at 5:50 pm

    I am so sorry about the loss of Jeff, Joey. I saw him often when I walked our dog in the neighborhood. My favorite memory of him was when I picked up a soft-shelled turtle that had apparently been washed onto South St. during a time of high water through a street grating of a sewer. It was so hot & sunny that the turtle was in distress. I picked it up & continued walking the dog, when I saw Jeff. I showed him the turtle & this compassionate guy immediately offered to take the turtle to the nearest water, down south along Williams Rd. to the ditch before Kelley Rd. What a nice guy! He will be missed!

  13. John “Albert” Knight March 9, 2022 at 9:02 pm

    As I sit here with tears in my eyes, I want to express my sympathy for your loss. Jeff and the Robinson family were like family to me growing up. I have so many fond memories of Jeff and he will be sadly missed. My only wish would be to see him one more time.

    • Margie Obringer March 10, 2022 at 8:02 pm

      Hello John!
      What a tragic loss. Even though it was a couple years ago, & I had not seen Jeff in person since, at least we had the 40 year class reunion.
      Hope to see you in Indy.
      Margie

  14. Jeff Chynoweth March 9, 2022 at 10:05 pm

    Angie
    Kathy and I are so sorry and we send our condolences, personally and professionally. We always loved when Joey would come into our business… he just lit up the place with his Joy for Life! I would also see him from time to time on the road at common customers and he was so encouraging. We are Blessed to have known Joey.

  15. Robert and Joy Cramer March 10, 2022 at 12:36 pm

    The happiest person I ever knew, welcome home Joey! We loved our lunches with you at Big Boy Frisch’s! We will miss you dearly!

  16. Michelle Fivecoate March 10, 2022 at 2:23 pm

    Angela, I am so sorry for your loss! My heart is truly broken for you. You and your family are in my prayers, big hugs my friend.

  17. Gee Hall March 10, 2022 at 5:58 pm

    I only knew Jeff as a very young boy through my friendship with Sam growing up. I’m so very sorry to learn of Jeff’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you through this difficult time.

  18. James L. Ferguson March 10, 2022 at 6:11 pm

    Joey was a great guy to work with at Forest Products, always funny and full of life. RIP buddy

  19. Margie Obringer March 10, 2022 at 7:54 pm

    A life taken too soon! Jeff has been a friend of mine since Jr. High. He was one of the best humans that I have ever met and I consider myself lucky to have known him. He was a person of integrity, honesty & always a positive attitude. I will miss him very much. I know he will rest in peace beside his parents & brothers.

  20. Lynn (Arnold) Strakbein March 11, 2022 at 11:21 am

    To the Robinson Family:
    May treasured memories bring you comfort and peace. Jeff was an incredible person. My memories of Jeff are from our high school days together in Piqua. I recall such happy memories, like hanging out at the family house on Boone Street, listening to Steely Dan and other great ‘70s music. He loved to cruise around in his dad’s orange VW Bug and later upgraded to a Delta 88 (aka the Land Barge). His favorite way to eat popcorn was with a large mason jar of ice cold milk, but the milk was never quite cold enough for him out of the refrigerator, so he always added a bunch of ice to make it ICE cold! We had so many laughs, good times, and serious talks while sitting on the wall at Boone Street or enjoying a quiet evening at one of his favorite spots…the old cemetery near Johnston’s Farm. My heart goes out to his wife, Angela, the kids and the grandkids, and especially to Sam, Marcy, Amy, Merry and Todd. Be strong and be happy because I think that’s what Jeff would wish for all of us. Rest in Peace, my friend…

  21. Camille March 12, 2022 at 9:07 pm

    Angie, I am so incredibly sorry for your loss! My hearts prayers and thoughts are with you and for you and your family. My heart hurts for you. I wish you peace in your heart and joy in your memories.

  22. Bill Cruikshank March 13, 2022 at 9:58 am

    Just heard about Jeff so sorry for the loss of your brother I will keep you in my prayers.
    Always, Bill

  23. Greg Johnson March 14, 2022 at 11:27 am

    All of our thoughts and prayers are with Joey’s family. He was a great guy and will be missed. The local lumber business has suffered a big loss…..

  24. Pete and Pam Randolph March 14, 2022 at 12:38 pm

    Dear Angie, We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers.

  25. Kenny Ponder March 14, 2022 at 7:30 pm

    So sorry to hear about Joey. I just found out today. He was a good man and a good friend, Thinking of you and your family,

  26. Jeffrey Keels March 15, 2022 at 11:21 am

    Missing the talks we won’t have while remembering the times we did have and growing up.
    Prayers for the family.
    Jeff Keels

  27. Ken July 26, 2022 at 11:22 pm

    I miss you Grampa. I love you

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