Charles (Sonny) Robinson


(Feb. 12, 2007)

Memorial services are scheduled Friday, Feb. 16, at 2 p.m. at the Cody Presbyterian Church for Charles C. “Sonny” Robinson, 84, who died Monday, Feb. 12, at West Park Hospital.

He was born July 6, 1922, in Lusk to Charles H. and Nora M. Robinson. He married Imogene Berg on Dec. 4, 1943. They homesteaded on Heart Mountain from 1946-1951 and then moved to the South Fork and raised their two sons there.

He was an outfitter and fencing contractor for more than 20 years, then worked for Hunt Oil on the Sleeper Ranch for another 25-plus years. He served as a volunteer fireman and was on the board of the South Fork Fire Department.

Sonny was a World War II veteran and served in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He enjoyed going to the senior center and visiting with all of the many friends he made there.

Survivors include his son, Clinton (Pat) Robinson of Rock Springs; grandchildren, Stephanie (Kurt) Moller of Cody, Robin Damron of Cody, Jeffrey (Roxanne) Robinson of Jackson, Dawn Marie (Jeremy) Layer of Denver, John Nielsen of Cheyenne and Zachary Robinson of Rock Springs; and 17 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife; his sons, Norman and Ronnie Robinson; and his grandsons, Mike Nielsen and Charles Matthew Thomson.

For those who wish, memorials to the Senior Citizens Center would be appreciated by the family. Ballard Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.