John David Robinson

April 26, 1933-

March 5, 2016


Waxahachie resident John David Robinson, 82, passed away Saturday, March 5, 2016, at home surrounded by family. He was a Korean War veteran, Assemblies of God pastor, and missionary. He loved the Lord, family, chocolate, politics, reading, and bluegrass music.

John was born April 26, 1933, in Childress County, Texas, to Tommy and Grace Robinson. 

He married Juanell Janiece McReynolds on Jan. 24, 1959, and served in the ministry as pastor in Las Vegas, New Mexico, and Rock Island, Texas; as dorm parent and Highway Chapel pastor at Pleasant Hills Children’s Home in Fairfield, Texas; as director and business manager of the A/G youth hostel in Tokyo, Japan; as an associate pastor of Yokota Air Base Servicemen’s Church in Fussa, Japan; instructor at Bethel Bible Institute in Manila, Philippines; director of the A/G’s Philippine Literature Evangelism; and as evangelist throughout North Texas.

John earned his bachelor’s at Southwestern Assemblies of God University and his master’s from Ateneo de Manila University. Throughout the years, he enjoyed playing the banjo and teaching Sunday school at Bethel Assembly of God in Arlington and at Life Fellowship Church in Kennedale.

He is survived by his wife, Juanell Robinson of Waxahachie; his son, Rev. Danny Robinson, and daughter-in-law, Beverly Robinson of Kennedale; daughter Cynthia Winters of Waxahachie; daughter Christy Robinson and son-in-law, Brian Peters, of Dallas; granddaughters Janiece Turner of Waxahachie and Keena Robinson of Murrieta, Cali.; great-granddaughters Carolina and Lucy Turner of Waxahachie; brothers Arnold Robinson of Waxahachie, Al Robinson of Elm Mott, and Jimmy Robinson of Nixa, Mo.; and his "bad cats," Bandi and Heidi.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at Wayne Boze Funeral Home, US 287 Business and Katy Lake Drive in Waxahachie. Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, March 10, 2016 at Wayne Boze Funeral Home, followed by a procession to Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery.

Missions offerings in John’s name can be made through his church at or LFC, P. O. Box 38, Kennedale, TX 76060.