Bill Robinson

Hamilton County

William A. "Bill" Robinson 86, passed away Friday, June 21, 2013 in a local hospital.He was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga. Bill was a retired Captain from the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office, he also had the distinction of being the first Chief of the East Ridge Police Department when it was founded. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard during WWII. After retiring from the Sheriff's office he worked for Heritage Funeral Home. Bill was a member of Morris Hill Baptist Church.He was preceded in death by his parents Erskine E. and Kathryn Courtney Robinson; sister Vanatta Robinson Herrin.He is survived by his wife Ava Lyons Robinson; son, David E. "Skip" (Connie H.) Robinson; his beloved grandson, William Marshall Robinson; brother-in law, Lawrence Herrin; nieces and nephews, along with many cherished friends.Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 25, in the funeral home chapel with Rev. David McNabb and Captain Charles Lowery officiating. Burial will follow at Chattanooga National Cemetery.Honorary pallbearers will be all area law enforcement officers and employees of Heritage Funeral Home.Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or Alzheimer Association, 7625 Hamilton Park Drive, Chattanooga, TN 37421.Visit to share words of comfort to the family.The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. today at Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421.

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