Rollin H. “Sonny” Robison, age 86, of Sherman, formerly of Peoria, passed away on Friday morning, April 23, 2021 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield.
He was born on August 16, 1934 in Peoria, the son of Rollin W. and Ruby (Petty) Robison.
Surviving are his children, Kimmie L. Fodor of St. Louis, MO, Mary Ann (Steven) Robison-Pratt of Springfield, IL, Rollin “Robbie” (Donna) Robison, Jr. of Springfield, IL, Rhonda K. (Nick) Robison-Jones of Sherman, IL, Travis L. (Cheri) Robison of Channahon, IL and Rusty (Jenny) Robison of Dwight, IL; 23 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are his brother, Wayne (Kay) Robison of Peoria, IL; two sisters, Carol (Chuck) Smyser of Morton, IL and Marian (Gene) Rickey of Springfield, IL; his sister-in-law, Joan Robison of Metamora, IL; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Walter, Kenny and Richard; and his sisters, Greta, Barb, Marilyn, and Mary Ann.
Rollin was a truck driver for 38 years for K & R Trucking Co. located out of Des Plaines, IL. He was a member of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Union Local 816 of Springfield. Rollin served in the U.S. Navy and was a member of the American Legion Post 32 of Springfield. He was a member of the NRA, was a NASCAR fan and enjoyed watching all kinds of sports, westerns and war movies. He was a big John Wayne fan and the collector of everything.
Rollin was a devoted father and grandfather. His stories will be missed by his family and friends.
Services will be held on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at 12pm at Weber-Hurd Funeral Home in Chillicothe. Visitation will be held prior to the service on Tuesday from 10am to 12pm. Burial will be in the LaSalle Cemetery in Rome with Military Rites. Memorials may be made to the Kidney Foundation.
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