|January 11, 1943 - February 24, 2012|
Cyrus Miles Robinson, M.D. beloved father and grandfather and respected physician in Brazoria County, passed away at his home in Lake Jackson, TX on Friday, February 24th. He was 69.
If the phrase "self-made man" hadn't existed before Cy Robinson was born he could have easily been it's inspiration. Born in El Dorado, AR on January 11th, 1943 to Osborn Avery and Margaret Miles Robinson; Cy was inspired at an early age by his great uncle Prof. A.B. Miles, of Tulane University, to become a physician. It was a life's dream that he pursued with grit and determination. In the face of personal adversity (the untimely death of both parents) and the financial adversity that was born from those events, Cy persevered. He worked tirelessly to put himself through college and later to help support a young family as he continued working through medical school and into his surgical residency program. These were challenging times for Cy, but also some of his most rewarding: the beginning of a 32 year marriage; a brief tenure as a Lt. Commander in the US Navy stationed in Rota, Spain; the respect and admiration of peers and teachers alike in his surgical residency program; the birth of his three sons and ultimately the establishment of his own private practice, Brazosport Urology.
But his great passions weren't limited to becoming a doctor. Cy had a deep love for Texas, Brazoria County, and his adopted hometown of Lake Jackson. He was an active member in the Brazosport Chamber of Commerce, the Brazoria County Medical Society, and the Texas Medical Association; and was Head of the Credentials Committee for Brazosport Memorial Hospital for several years. He was also an avid cyclist, photographer, and gardener, and back in the day, he was known to cut a helluva rug at the Armadillo Ballroom. He loved music, art and politics, but his greatest and first love was sailing; a hobby he picked up during his time in the Navy. From the time he moved to Lake Jackson in 1977, one of his favorite activities was spending time at the beach with his family and being out on the water. Cy retired from 22 years of private practice as a urologist in 1999, and was regarded as a distinguished member of the Brazoria County medical community. Since then he continued enjoying his garden, cycling and spending time with friends and family.
He was proud of his sons, and adored his grandkids. Those closest to him will remember him best for his wry sense of humor and no-nonsense candor. He is survived by his three sons, Drs. Matthew and Pam Robinson, Mark and Nona Robinson, and David and Jennifer Robinson; his ex-wife, Judith Young Robinson; his sister, Janie Robinson McGee; and seven grandchildren: Miles Robinson, Peyton Robinson, Julia Robinson, Grace Ann Robinson, Christian Robinson, Bryn Robinson and Parker Robinson
A memorial service was held at Chapelwood United Methodist Church in Lake Jackson, TX on Thursday, March 1st at 4:00PM. Funeral services will be held in El Dorado, AR on Saturday, March 3rd at 1:00PM at the First United Methodist Church Chapel with Rev. Jim Polk officiating. Burial will be at Arlington Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the SPCA of Brazoria County (Texas).
An online guest registry will be available at youngsfuneralhome.com.