elisha robinson, sr.
Elisha Robinson, 83, of Palmetto, FL, formerly of Weirton went to be with his Lord on November 24. He was born in Weirton, on August 31, 1920, the son of the late John Robinson and Martha Sweeny Robinson. He was also preceded in death by his first wife of 43 years Eunice Ricketts Robinson, his second wife of two years Betty Ash Robinson, a brother Jack Robinson and sister Virginia Haught. Elisha accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Savior at the age of thirty and always served the Lord with great joy. He served for a season as a church elder and functioned as a director of the local chapter of the Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship International. At the time of his passing, he was a member of Bradenton Gospel Tabernacle. Through the years, Elisha influenced many people to turn to Christ, and he loved to share the Word of the Lord. Elisha served with the United States Army in both the European and Pacific Theaters during World War II. He was a member of the 307 Airborne/Engineers and the 82nd Airborne. Elisha was the recipient of both the Purple Heart, and the Bronze Star, for his service and valor. A carpenter and builder by trade, Elisha started Robinson and Son Construction in 1959. His son Elisha, and grandson Brian continue to operate the business in Weirton. Elisha is survived by his wife, Christine Dorsett Robinson, to whom he was married for 17 years. He is also survived by a son, Elisha Robinson of Weirton; four daughters, Dianne Hall of Ashtabula, OH, Treasia Smith of Lucerne Mines, PA, Leah Bell of Steubenville, OH, and Debbie Elliott of Weirton, WV; two brothers, Warner and Grover Haught; two step sons, Raymond and Richard Dorsett; a stepdaughter, Nora Jean Underwood; 20 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren. Friends will be received 2-4 & 7-9 PM Friday, and 1 until time of funeral services at 2 PM Saturday at the Greco Hertnick Funeral Home 3219 Main Street Weirton, Pastor John Paul Marlow of Bradenton, FL will officiate. Burial will follow at the Highland Hills Memorial Gardens with Military Graveside Services. Share tributes with his family at www.grecohertnick.com. Funeral Home: Greco Hertnick Funeral Home 3219 Main Street Weirton, WV US 26062

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  1. I have many treasured memories of Uncle Lash. As a child I spent many hours in his loving home. He was always gracious and attentive to me. I felt welcome and special when I visited. I remember one night in particular. Upstairs in the children’s bedroom, in the dark of the night, my precious cousin, Leah, shared the plan of salvation with me. I was scared out of my wits when she explain how I would go to hell without Jesus in my heart. I ran to Uncle Lash’s room and insisted that he drive me home,NOW. I knew hell was where I was headed and I was afraid. He patiently talked with me but I wasn’t ready to receive Jesus and of course Uncle Lash knew that. He calmly put me in the car and drove the 20 miles to Chester from Weirton. In spite of the lateness of the hour he talked all the way home about our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Although he was unable to lead me to Christ, at the time, he planted good seeds in his niece’s six year old heart. I’ll never forget the way he didn’t get angry at me and demonstrated the love of Christ. I was able to share with him that I did make Jesus my Lord and Savior 19 years later. GOD IS GOOD. Some of my fondest childhood memories were made at the Robinson’s home. God Bless all of you for being part of my life. Joan Haught Shallenberger 11-26-03

  2. Elisha(Zeke),was one of my closes friends and comrades, during our service to gether,inthe South Pacific; during WW2, with the 503 RCT. An outstanding and conscientous person; also a very understanding and affable person. Well respected and liked by all who knew him. Farewell old Buddy. Thanks Cris for your care and devotion to him thru the years. May God Bless and keep you.

  3. To all the family of Uncle Bud. Our deepest condolences go out to all of you. Uncle Bud was a wonderful man and will be missed by all who knew him. God Bless. Mike McKinnon and Family

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