Steve Allen Robinson, 70, retired from JCPenney

Steve Allen Robinson,

LELAND — Steve Allen Robinson, 70, of Hickory, passed away Tuesday, June 15, 2021, at his home in Leland following a prolonged battle with cancer. He was born in Catawba County on June 23, 1950, a son of Margie Arcola Berry Robinson and the late Hayden Auldin Robinson.

Mr. Robinson was an avid baseball and softball player in his youth as well as an active member of DeMolay International. He continued his education at Western Piedmont Community College before becoming a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War. Following a tour of duty in Germany, Mr. Robinson attended Appalachian State University and went on to retire from a career in retail sales at JCPenney. His lifelong appreciation of baseball and softball was only eclipsed by his love for Duke University basketball.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Kathie Stephenson Robinson of Leland; children, Daniel S. Robinson, and his wife, Stephanie S., of Morganton and Linsi Elise Robinson Riddle, and her husband, William I., of Leland; brother, H. Auldin Robinson, and his wife, Tina W., of Granite Falls; sister, Ellen Robinson Bowman, and her husband, N. Christopher, of Mebane; sister-in -law, Holly Ceragioli of Nashville, Tennessee; grandchildren, Jace Robinson and Danny Robinson; and a number of nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

A celebration of life will be held at noon, Saturday, June 26, at West Hickory Baptist Church with Chaplain Mickey Norman and Pastor Scott Frady officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401.

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