Bessemer City, NC - William Richard Robinson, Son Sound owner, retired minister, author, father of Vice President Mike Robinson and grandfather of Holly Robinson-Blanton and Ritchie Robinson, current owners of Son Sound Studios, went to be with his Savior on Sunday, June 4, at approximately 9 p.m.
Mr. Bill, as many called him, was born in Honea Path, S.C., in 1927, and lived most of his 84 years in Bessemer City, North Carolina. After serving in the U.S. Merchant Marines during World War II, Mr. Bill became a building contractor until his retirement at which point he began a ministry that extended to owning the Christian recording company and writing two books.
Mr. Bill helped start a company which continues to minister and entertain thousands of people with the gift of music. He was also a handyman and loved taking care of his home as well as 16 apartments he owned.
Until they can be with him in Heaven, he will be lovingingly remembered by his wife of 64 years, Nancy Robinson, his son Mike, his grandchildren, Holly and Ritchie and his extended family and friends.