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Sportswriter Bill Robinson Dead at 78
Posted on: 11/12/2012
By  Mike Cullums
A well-known area sportswriter has passed away. Bill Robinson died Friday at Heartland of Marietta.
Born in Tennessee in 1933, Bill was a graduate of the University of Memphis and had a master’s in journalism from the University of Missouri. He covered sports for the Nashville Banner and the Memphis Commercial Appeal. He served in the US Army Reserve.
In 1958 Bill Robinson became sports editor of the Marietta Times, and served in that position for 27 years and as a sports writer there for more than 50 years. In retirement, he wrote for the now-defunct Marietta Leader for several more years.
Bill was a good writer.
He won numerous awards during his career, including the Ohio Athletic Conference Media Award and Marietta College’s Distinguished Service Award. He was instrumental in the NCAA scheduling the first Division III baseball world series in Marietta in 1976, and served on the World Series committee for several years.
Bill Robinson leaves several special cousins, families and friends. Bill was a member of the Church of Christ and loved collie dogs. He had seven during his lifetime, including Adam, his last.
Graveside services for Bill Robinson will be held Friday at 10:00 a.m. in his hometown of Milan, Tennessee. Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of the Ohio Valley, P.O. Box 5, Marietta, Ohio 45750.
Funeral arrangements are being handled by Hadley Funeral Home.
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