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David Lynn Robinson, age 58

David Lynn Robinson, passed peacefully from this life on January 20, 2020.  He was born to Linda Kaye Watson and Homer Ainsley Robinson on November 7, 1961.  The Robinsons lived on the same land around Bayou Meto Creek in central Arkansas for over a hundred years.  David grew up climbing in the fruit trees and fishing in the pond.  He found his love of hunting early in the deer woods and it never left him.  He always had corn for the deer and love for a faithful dog.

Being the son of a gypsy and a hell-raiser, David also knew how to have fun.  His many friends will tell you in high school “the rock house” was the place to hang out and have a good time.  It was during his long-hair hippy days, that David discovered his love of fast cars.  He had a Twilight Blue Oldsmobile 442 that hugged the corners and blew his red hair back.  He would come back to this love later in life, when he sold cars for a living.  He was always talking about the latest and greatest that was on the showroom floor.

Fast cars became fast planes when David joined the Air Force.  He became a flight-line mechanic and found his calling as a Tech Sergeant working on F-16 fighter jets.  His work and the work of the teams he trained were vital to the safety of the pilots and the many people they protected. He earned many ribbons and medals and travelled the world with the Air Force, eventually being deployed to the war in Iraq. 

But the Air Force brought him to the most important place, a little pub in England where he met Julie—the beautiful daughter of a local seaside resort-owner.  They met through mutual friends and sparks flew immediately.  The only problem was the next day David couldn’t remember Julie’s name.  He had to do some detective work to find out who she was.  And when he did, he sent her the biggest bouquet of roses she had ever seen.  She agreed to another date and another, and they were married within 6 months. 

Several years later, Daimon James and Kayla Elizabeth were born.  Although they lived in England, David dreamed of returning back home to the family land and building a home of their own.  He wanted his kids to be able to climb fruit trees and fish in the pond, but this time they all had 4 wheelers for maximum fun!   

David will be missed by all his family and numerous friends.  He is survived by his wife Julie; son Daimon; daughter Kayla; brothers C.E. (Susan) of Mustang, Oklahoma; and Jay (Darlene) Wilson of Cabot, Arkansas as well as nieces and nephews: Eric, Rebecca, Emily, Abigail & Josh.

Visitation will be on Sunday, January 26, 2020 from 2:00 until 4:00 PM at A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas, with funeral on Monday, January 27, 2020 at 10:30 A.M. Internment will be at 12:00 P.M. at Arkansas Veterans Cemetery, 1501 West Maryland, North Little Rock, Arkansas.

Family has requested donations to made to A Natural State Funeral Service on behalf of David Robinson.

Arrangements entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas. 501-982-3400


  • Billie Heslep-Meyer Posted January 24, 2020 9:16 AM

    David’s obituary was beautiful and so fitting. I knew David’s Mom and Dad. They were unique people. I spent much time at that “rock house” visiting his Grandmother, Mattie Sue. His Uncle Jim would skip school and babysit my sister and me, and we adored him. David had a beautiful family and heritage. Fly with the wings of an angel, David, to those waiting for you.

  • Neil B. Allen Posted January 24, 2020 11:14 AM

    A great picture of David and his family.
    I lived next door for several years of my adolescence and the rock house has a lot of stories to tell.
    Rest In Peace David.

  • Tammy Strickland Posted January 24, 2020 6:24 PM

    Julie I am so sorry to hear about your husband! You are in my thoughts and prayers

  • Ester Easter Posted January 24, 2020 6:33 PM

    Rest in peace David! You will be truly missed.

  • Deena Glauberg ( English) Posted January 24, 2020 9:24 PM

    He was like a brother to me. A real gem! He will be missed by my whole family. Fly high my friend! I love you.

  • Christy & Bill Veuleman Posted January 26, 2020 6:07 PM

    David was always a really kind man. I met him when he sold cars in Jacksonville at Crain Ford for my husband.— his demeanor was always soft and pleasant and will be greatly missed by those that love him. Rest In Peace my friend. The Veuleman’s

  • JAMES WATSON Posted January 27, 2020 8:26 PM

    David was my sister’s son and he came stayed a summer with me in I think 1977 or 78. I had a Blue Olds 442 that David would not shut-up about buying it so I finally gave in and sold it to him. I was 20 and he was 16 and I’ll never forget that summer and we had some wild and crazy times that summer. We had lost touch after he joined the service and had re-connected on FB just a couple months ago and we had planned a crawfish boil and my band was going to play here in Forest MS for him. I’m so heartbroken that won’t happen. We relived that summer the last couple months and had told each other about our families and what had happened since that WILD AND CRAZY summer. I’m saddened deeply! RIP nephew!

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