PORTAGEVILLE - Melvin Thomas "Tom" Robinson, 57, died March 21, 2008, in Cape Girardeau.
Born Nov. 24, 1950, in Poplar Bluff, to the late Melvin Gerald and Ruth Davis Robinson, he worked in home construction and was a member of the Portageville First Baptist Church.
On Nov. 29, 1983, in Portageville, he married Karen Sue Springer, and she survives of the home.
Other survivors include: two sons, Russell Robinson of Tracy, Calif. and Bobby Burks of Portageville; two daughters, Vickii RuthAnn Robinson of Seattle and Angela Randle of Swansea, Ill.; three sisters, Patricia Hollingshead of Portageville, Kathy Napier of Caruthersville and Enda Dry of Cooter; and 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one son, Scott Burks; and one sister, Donna Campbell.
Services were conducted Monday at the Portageville First Baptist Church.
Burial followed in the Portageville Cemetery.
Pallbearers were: Larry Faulk, Christopher Burks, Scotty Burks, Josh Faulk, Tyler Burkes and Christopher George Randle.
Honorary pallbearers were: Dave Hollingshead, Chris Hollingshead, Gene Hollingshead, Jerry Hill, Patrick Napier, Steve Springer, Alison, Brittany, Jessica and Ashlyn.
John W. German Funeral Home of Hayti was in charge of arrangements.