VALDESE Mr. Leroy Robinson, 79, of Valdese, passed away Sunday, June 9, 2019, at Carolina's Healthcare System Blue Ridge Valdese. Leroy was born May 29, 1940, in Yancey County, to the late Bristoe Robinson and Mary Whitson Robinson. He owned and operated his own insulation business, R & S Insulation. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Bristoe Robinson Jr. and Allen Robinson; and son, Kenny Robinson. Survivors include his sons, Keith Alan Robinson and wife, Elizabeth, of Valdese, and Jeff Robinson and wife, Kelly, of Connelly Springs; grandchildren, Hunter Robinson and Jordan Robinson; and siblings, Arlie Robinson of Bean Station, Arthur James Robinson of Burnsville, Virginia Buchanan of Burnsville, Joyce Storm of Hanover, Pa., Willa Ann Wonder of Hanover, Pa., Wanda Thompson of Morristown, Tenn., and Opal Buchanan of Burnsville. The family will receive friends Thursday, June 13, from 2:45 to 3:45 p.m., at Heritage Funeral Service in Valdese. A graveside service will follow at 4 p.m., at Burke Memorial Park in Morganton with Dr. Kevin Purcell officiating. An online guestbook and obituary is available at Heritage Funeral Service and Crematory is serving the Robinson family.

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