William Robinson

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William Benjamin Robinson of Columbus, Ohio was born August 15, 1965 to Joyce Robinson and Jimmy McQueen both of Youngstown, Ohio.


He unexpectedly transitioned on August 3, 2021 at the age of 55.  William was sweet, kind and a pleasant child with a huge smile on his face and a big heart, but he could be mischievous at times.  Some may remember him selling his bicycle parts to purchase candy at the early age of five.  He was always trying to find means to getting candy as a kid.  William’s big heart and kindness continued throughout his entire life.


William graduated from South High School in Youngstown, Ohio where he played tailback, wide-receiver and was on the kickoff return team. He wore the #38 for those four years as a South High Warrior. William attended North Iowa Area Community College where he played football and studied to be a mechanical engineer.


William came back to Youngstown where he began working at Kaleel Brothers, Diamond Head Nursing Home and Turning Point.  In January, William finally got his dream job working at SeaCrest Rehab Center as a Behavioral Health Technician where he took pride in making a difference in young men’s lives whom were recovering from alcohol and drug abuse.


To mourn his loss are his sons, William (Courtney) Robinson and Kevin (Cianna) Hunter both of Columbus, Ohio, 10 grandchildren, mother Joyce Jones of Columbus, Ohio, siblings Cynthia (Neal) Sleppy of Ruskin, Florida, Harold (Monique) Robinson of Twinsburg, Ohio, Tony (Regina) Robinson of Naperville, Illinois, along with uncles, aunts, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends to cherish his memory. William also shared the latter part of his life with his companion, Stella Haley.


Proceeding him in death, longtime partner – Classie Brown, father – Jimmy McQueen, uncles, aunts and maternal grandparents – Elizabeth and Thomas Robinson.


William was an active member of Unity Christian Fellowship and faithfully served as an usher. Mr. Robinson was a deacon-elect.

Visitation 2:00 PM and Funeral Service 3:00 PM Sunday, August 15, 2021 at Unity Christian Fellowship Church, 3833 Westerville Rd.

Ministry of Comfort entrusted to MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. Livingston Ave. To read the complete obituary, order flowers, view video tribute and offer condolences to the Robinson Family, visit www.TheChapelofPeace.com


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Condolence Messages

  1. You have my deepest sympathy

  2. So sorry for your loss and sending prayers for peace and comfort to the family.

  3. Alma Redzepagic


    My sincerest heart felt condolences to you and your family.

  4. Sorry to hear of the loss of your Brother Tony , Prayers to the entire Robinson family

  5. We would like to extend our condolences to the family. Continue to rely on God and know that he hears your prayers, because he cares for you. Truly sorry for your loss.

  6. So sorry to hear about the loss! May God give strength to the family to cope up with this loss.

  7. Our deepest sympathy and condolences to the Robinson family in their loss of William. As a close friend of Tony’s, I know how much his family means to him and I have heard recollections of good times, competitive games and many laughs with his brothers. We know the family will honor and celebrate the life of William and we know he will be sorely missed. We pray for the family’s peace and comfort in this time of loss.

  8. Tony, I am so very sorry to hear about the passing of your brother. May the love and support of your family and friends provide comfort and peace to get you through the days ahead. My prayers will be with you and your family.

  9. Barry & Rosalind Jackson

    Our heartfelt condolences. William will forever be in our hearts. He met my husband, Barry, and admittedly said they were brothers! Tony, no one can ever take William’s place, but just know, your brother and sister in law will always be here for you!! Love you!!

  10. So sorry for the loss of William for the entire Robinson family. I pray that you will be able to find peace and comfort during this very difficult time. Prayers and love for the entire family.

  11. Marcus & Stephanie Barton

    To be absent from the body means to be present with the LORD!!! We are praying for you family. GOD will see you ALL thru this difficult time. We love yall

  12. Tony, Regina and your entire family are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  13. I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers going up for the family.

  14. Michele Randall

    Tony and Family,

    I am so sorry to hear about the loss of William. Sending my condolences to the entire family. Praying the family will find strength and comfort during this difficult time.

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