Edward Norwood Robinson died Saturday, July 18, 2015 at the age of 90. Born in Roseboro, NC in 1925, Norwood received an appointment to attend the United States Military Academy at West Point at age 17 and graduated in 1945. After serving in Germany, he attended law school at Duke University where he was member of the Law Review and Order of the Coif. He met his wife of 55 years, Pauline Gray, on a blind date in Roaring Gap, NC and they were married in 1952 while Norwood was still in law school. Norwood commenced his law practice with the firm of McKeithan & Graves in Winston-Salem and later served as managing partner of Petree Stockton & Robinson and Robinson & Lawing LLP.
Norwood was passionate about the practice of law and was a hardworking, hard charging and zealous advocate for over 60 years. He and Pauline raised four sons, who survive him: Edward Norwood Robinson, Jr., MD (Pamela Pittman), James Gray Robinson, Michael Lindsay Robinson (Wynn Tanner) and Mark Alvin Robinson (Stuart). He is also survived by his sister Sue Harrison (Edward), 10 grandchildren (Patrick, Wood, Danison Gray, Emory, Tanner, Spencer, Alex, MacRae, Catherine Gray and Lizzie) 2 great granddaughters (Chandler and MacRae) and his loving companion, Mary Lou Whaling. He was preceded in death by his wife Pauline and his brother A.D.
Norwood was a loyal member of Centenary United Methodist Church where he taught the Chapel Class Sunday School class for over 50 years. He also served as president of Rotary and the Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce and was a Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army.
A private burial service will be held on Saturday, August 1 followed by a memorial service at Centenary United Methodist Church at 11:00 a.m. with a reception immediately thereafter. Memorials may be made to Centenary Methodist Church, 646 W. 5th, Winston-Salem, NC 27101 and Arbor Acres retirement community, 1240 Arbor Road, Winston-Salem NC 27101. Online condolences may be sent to www.salemfh.com
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