MICHAEL F. ROBINSON, 71 of Arcola, IL passed away at 9:30 P.M. on Thursday, April 5, 2018 at his residence in Arcola, IL.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at the Edwards Funeral Home, 221 East Main St, Arcola, IL. Pastor Brent Budd will officiate. Burial with Military Rites will follow in the Arthur Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. on Monday, April 9, 2018 at the funeral home.
Mike was born on June 23, 1946 in Decatur, IL. He was a son of Roy J. and Helen (Celsor) Robinson. He married Linda (Hagan) Kutz on December 13, 1988 in Arcola, IL.
Survivors include his wife Linda Robinson of Arcola, IL, five children, Mike “Mikey” Robinson and his wife Brigitte of Fairgrange, IL, Ronny Robinson of Toledo, IL, Dana Kutz and his girlfriend Gina Harris of Arcola, IL, Justin Kutz and his wife Karla of Arcola, IL and Angie Hill and her husband Sean of Smithton, IL, 13 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, one brother, Roy J. Robinson Jr. “Sonny” and his wife Joyce of Arcola, IL, and one sister, Patricia Abel and her husband Larry of Mattoon, IL.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Mike was an Army Veteran of the Vietnam war, serving three years of active duty in the Army.
He was a member of the South Side Church of Christ in Mattoon, IL and a member of the Coles County Drag Way.
Mike sold cars and owned and operated Arcola Motors, Tuscola Motors and Oakland Motors for over 30 years. He started by buying cars and re-painting them before he would sell them.
Mike enjoyed fishing, drag racing, NASCAR, and being the “Pit Boss” for his boys at the Coles County Drag Way. For the past five years he taxied Amish around. He never met a stranger; Mike would talk to anyone and he loved talking to people. He was the perfect father and loved his family.