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Fred Robinson

May 18, 1934 — July 9, 2015

Fred Robinson, 81 of Atlanta died at 2:10 a.m. on Thursday, July 9, 2015 at his residence. He was born in Elwood, Indiana on May 18, 1934 to Floyd & Edith (Patton) Robinson. On February 16, 1957 he married Mary K. McCorkle and she survives.

Fred retired from Delco Remy in May of 1996. He also worked at the Tipton City Park retiring in 2015. Fred was a member of the "Bitch and Moan Club", Quarter Milers Auto Club, and the Tipton Elks. He was also a life long drag racer, known around the track as "Frantic Fred" to his many friends. Fred served in the United States Army from February of 1955 to November of 1957.

He is survived by his wife Mary; three children, Sandra Lee Powell and husband Brett, Noblesville, Deborah Sue Boyter and husband Bud, Westfield, Kenneth E. Robinson and wife Kelley, Greentown; two sisters, Rosie Beals, Kokomo, Judy McGinnis, Illinois; a brother, Melvin Robinson and wife Sue, Georgia; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a daughter from a former marriage, Vikki Lee and husband Terry, Indianapolis.

Funeral services for Fred will be at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, July 13 at Young-Nichols Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Tipton with military honors. Visitation will be from 2:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions to further cancer research may be made to the Simon Cancer Center, 1110 W. Michigan LO 506, Indianapolis, Indiana, 46202.

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