Obituary of Newman William Robinson, Jr.
Newman William (“Bill”) Robinson, Jr. age 85 of Sea Pines, Hilton Head Island, died peacefully at home on Friday, January 13, 2023.
Bill is survived by his wife of 65 years, Nancy Blount Robinson, daughter Sharon Terry, son-in-law Jeff, grandchildren, Rebecca Graupmann (Evan), Jessica Calla (Dominic), Robert Terry (Rosa), Joshua Terry, and great-granddaughter Laurel Graupmann; son Billy Robinson, daughter-in-law Mary Katherine Robinson, grandchildren Mary Scott, Munroe, and Sarah Wren; sisters Pat Parkman (Leslie) and Nancy Ogletree (Barry). He was known and beloved as “Uncle Bill” to the extended Blount family.
Born October 21, 1937 in Jefferson County, Bill grew up in Waynesboro, GA. He served his country in the National Guard, and then began his career at J.M. Tull in 1957. A leader in his industry, Bill worked at Ryerson-Tull, a metals services industry, for 45 years. After beginning his career in the plant, Bill progressed through inside sales to become a district manager, purchasing manager, vice president of sales, and general manager. Outside of the office, Bill was active in the Rotary Club International, serving multiple offices in his local chapter. In addition, Bill was a member of the Atlanta Athletic Club and was always active in his local church congregation.
Upon retirement, Bill and Nancy moved to Big Canoe, Georgia where Bill enjoyed golfing, fishing, and presiding over gatherings of the Ryerson-Tull Retirees Association. In 2019, Bill and Nancy moved to Hilton Head, SC to be closer to family.
The family would like to thank Crescent Hospice, Senior Helpers, the nursing staff at Hilton Head Hospital, and Hilton Head Fire and Rescue, Sea Pines Station.
A private family memorial service will be planned for a later date.
In lieu of flowers please consider a gift to the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund at Donate – Cure Alzheimer's Fund or 34 Washington St., Suite 310, Wellesley Hills, MA 02481, or to the organization of your choice.