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Robert "Mack" Robinson

November 29, 1918 — October 11, 2010

Robert Mack Robinson Jr., 91, of Due West SC died Monday October 11, 2010.

Born in Lancaster, SC November 29, 1918, he was married to Ann Marchant Bull for 63 years. He was the son of the late Robert Mack Robinson and Margaret Eunice Plaxco.

He attended Erskine College where he served as President of the Philomathean Literary Society, Business Manager of the Erskine Mirror and Editor of the Erskine Arrow. Upon graduation from Erskine, he taught physics and chemistry at the college level before enlisting in the Army Air Corp. He was stationed at Sumter, SC, Grand Rapids, MI and Chanute, IL. He received the Army Commendation Ribbon for his instruction of Aviation Meteorology.

Mack returned to Erskine College as Dean of Men and chemistry professor. He began his business career in Memphis, TN with Schering Plough in 1952, where he worked until his retirement in 1985 as Vice President of Customer Service, US Consumer Products. Mack received the Dan C. Hallford Citation for Distinguished Community Service for Schering Plough. In citing him for the award, which honors community service for an extended period and service in civic professional or religious areas, the company recognized Mack's Service on the Erskine Board of Trustees, Alumni Board of Directors, and as Tennessee State Living Endowment chairman; Service as director of the William H. Dunlap Retirement Center and trustee for the Dunlap Home for Children; Membership on the Joint Education Committee of the Credit Research Foundation and the National Association of Credit Management and Director of the Credit Research Foundation; Help in founding the National Institute of Credit and instruction of classes in credit at the University of Tennessee and Memphis State University; Authorship of articles including "Profile of Bankrupt" in Credit and Financial Management Magazine; and Service to Junior Achievement, which awarded him a Citation for Meritorious Service. Earlier in his career Mack was the first recipient of the Credit Executive of the Year Award for the Drug, Pharmaceutical and Cosmetic Industries, an organization he helped incorporate. He continued his involvement after his retirement as a Board Member and Capital Campaign Chair for Bonclarken Conference Center in Flat Rock, NC. He was inducted into Bonclarken's Hall of Fame for his service.

Mack was unwavering in his devotion to his wonderful wife Ann and his love for his children, grand children and great grand children.

Survivors include his beloved wife Ann Bull Robinson of the home; 2 sons Robert M. Robinson, III and his wife Susan of Memphis, TN and William "Bill" Robinson and his wife Nancy of Simpsonville, SC; 2 daughters Ann Robinson of Chattanooga, TN and Sally Funderburk and her husband Rick of Columbia, SC; 1 sister Sara Hagins of Lancaster, SC; 10 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life will be conducted Wednesday at 2:00 PM at Due West ARP Church with the Rev.'s Calvin Draffin, Doug Petersen and Chuck Evans officiating. A private committal service will be conducted at 11:30 in the Due West ARP Church Cemetery with military honors.

The body is at The Chandler-Jackson Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 PM Tuesday evening at Covenant Way in the Parkinson Lounge.

In lieu of flowers memorials in memory of Mr. Robinson may be made to Covenant Way PO Box 307 Due West, SC 29639 or to Bonclarken Conference Center 500 Pine Drive Flat Rock, NC 28731.


Parkinson Lounge, Covenant Way Due West, SC
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
6:00-8:00 PM


Due West ARP Church
112 North Main St
Due West, SC  29639
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
2:00 PM


Due West ARP Church Cemetery
116 North Main St
Due West ,  SC  29639
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