by Martha Sparks
MAN, W.Va. — Terry Harvey Robinette, 46, of Man, went to his heavenly home Saturday, November 24, 2012, from his home after a sudden heart attack.
Born January 12, 1966, at Man, he was a son of Kathlene Stacy Robinette of Man and the late Cleve Robinette.
Terry was a 1984 graduate of Man High School where he played football. He began his working career as an outreach worker at the Black Lung Clinic of the Community Health Foundation at Man. Terry then went on to college and obtained an Associates Degree in Pulmonary Function Technology. Because he always wanted to better himself, he went on to achieve a Bachelors Degree in Health Care Administration, a Masters Degree in Patient Education and Wellness Promotion, and finally earned his Doctorate of Divinity. Terry was also an entrepreneur who opened his own company, Precision Pulmonary Labs, Inc. at Man.
He took pride in his community by serving as a former Town of Man Councilman. His true passion was his love of coaching various sports. Terry was a former assistant coach for the Lady Billies Softball Team and the Man Pioneer Football Team. He also volunteered with other sports teams ranging from youth leagues to high school level sports. Because of his caring nature, his main goal was to impact the lives of the youth he met in his own special encouraging way.
A member of the Man Church of the Nazarene, Terry helped run the sound equipment. He enjoyed playing golf, vacationing at the beach and riding his Polaris Ranger. Terry had a love of people, especially children, and a big heart for animals.
Devoted to his family, Terry was dedicated to the care of his sweet mother, Kathlene. He was very excited about the coming birth of his first grandchild, Molly, who is expected to make her arrival in December.
Additionally, those left to cherish his memory include his beloved wife of 25 years, Dianna “Dee” Vitruls Robinette; one daughter whom he adored, Megan Robinette O’Brien, and one cherished son-in-law, Joel O’Brien, both of Man; six brothers, Larry (Kathy) Robinette and Tommy (Bonnie) Robinette, both of Man, Joe Robinette of Sterling, Va., Ronnie Robinette of Logan, Jerry (Cindy) Robinette of Ohio, and Randall Robinette of Madison Creek; many nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.
A celebration of his life will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, November 29, at the Man Church of the Nazarene with Youth Pastor Jacob Robinette, Rev. Pat O’Brien, and Rev. Brian Pope officiating. Entombment will follow in Highland Memory Gardens at Godby.
Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday and one hour prior to services Thursday at the church.
Pallbearers will be Larry Robinette, Joel O’Brien, Jacob Robinette, Kevin Robinette, Cody Skaggs, Greg Vitruls and Mike Vitruls III.
Honorary pallbearers will be his brothers and nephew, Brandon Robinette, who is currently serving in the U.S. Army at Ft. Jackson, S.C.
Condolences may be left at www.krantzmcneelyfuneralhome.com
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Krantz-McNeely Funeral Home at Man.
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