Donald W. ‘Don’ Robison

Donald W. “Don” Robison, 67, of Parsons passed away at 7:35 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, at Labette Health.

Donald Wayne Robison was born on Dec. 4, 1953, to Dr. Roland Eugene and Lois Arlene (Delk) Robison in Parsons. He grew up and attended school in Parsons, graduating from Parsons High School in 1972. 

For 39 years, Don worked at the Parsons State Hospital and Training Center until his retirement in 2014. He then worked for ResCare in a group home for a time.

He was an active member of Kingdom Gates church in Parsons. His greatest joy came from spending time with his family. He also enjoyed traveling to national parks to hike and camp. Another favorite pastime was playing cards, especially spades.

On June 12, 1976, Don and Susan J. Kuffler were united in marriage in Parsons. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include his wife, Susan Robison of the home; a son, Aaron Robison (Melanie) of Wichita; three daughters, Martha Robison (Brian Harper) of Parsons, Lisa Robison of Springdale, Arkansas, and Sarah Robison of Parsons; seven grandchildren, Emerie and Zack Hall, Kylie Harper, Hala Robison, Eathan Tiecke, Tate Robison, Eli Robison and Asher Robison; two great-grandchildren, Peyton and Teigan; a brother, Richard Robison (Martha) of Cranston, Rhode Island; and a sister, Regina Schubert of Parsons.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, David Robison.

The funeral service will be at 7 p.m. Friday at Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Parsons. The family will receive friends from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. The funeral service can be viewed live on the Forbes-Hoffman Facebook page. For all events, social distancing guidelines will be followed, including the requirement of face masks. 

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