Carl Price Robinson was born on Aug. 9, 1932 in Marfa, Texas in the family home. He was the youngest of six children of R.B. and Blake Robinson. He passed from this life on October 12, 2021 surrounded by his three children.
Carl attended Marfa Elementary School and graduated from Marfa High School in May 1949. He attended Sul Ross State University prior to entering the U.S. Air Force in Jan. 1951. After discharge from the Air Force, he returned to Marfa to care for his mother who was terminally ill with cancer
On Dec. 27, 1954, he married Martha Ellen Wafer. Carl and Ellen celebrated their 66th anniversary on Dec. 27, 2020.
Carl received his high school diploma from Marfa High School at the age of seventeen. He then attained a Bachelors of Business Administration degree, a Bachelors of Arts degree and a Masters of Education degree from Sul Ross State University in Alpine, Texas. He held certifications in School Administration, Principalship, High School Business, Special Education Counseling and Regular Education Counseling. He also held a license as a Tax-Assessor Collector and a license in Texas Real Estate.
He was a member of the Marfa Rotary Club; the board of the Big Bend Community Action Agency; Big Bend Natural History Association; Marfa Chamber of Commerce; Wes-Tex American Heritage Project; Wesley Foundation at Sul Ross; Selective Service Board; and a lifelong member of the First United Methodist Church of Marfa.. He served a term on the Marfa ISD Board of Trustees. He was a member of the Planning and Zoning Board and Board of Adjustment for the City of Marfa. He was an active member of the Marfa Library Board of Advisors and a director of the Marfa-Presidio County Museum. Carl was a teacher and principal at Marfa Elementary School and was the superintendent for 25 years.
His wife, children and grandchildren were his joy, love and fulfillment of life. His faith and belief in God made all things possible. Carl and Ellen loved to dance. They also loved to entertain, especially their Christmas party. He dearly loved his church and the town and people of Marfa.
Carl was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and three sisters. He is survived by his wife Ellen of 66 years; his son Price and wife Kathy Ann of Midland; daughter Kathy and husband Jeff Marugg of Bangs, Tx.; daughter Blake and her husband Jerry Andrews of Iraan, Tx.; grandchildren Trey Robinson and his wife Leah of McKinney; granddaughter Brittany Robinson of McKinney; granddaughter Morgan Wake and her husband Nate of Midland; grandson Canon Andrews of San Angelo; one brother and a host of nieces and nephews.
A visitation with the family will be held on Saturday, Nov. 6 from 4 – 6 p.m. at Nalley-Pickle Welch Funeral Home in Midland, Texas. A church service will be held on Friday, Nov. 5 at 1:00 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Marfa. Inurnment of ashes will be held at the Marfa Cemetery immediately after. A reception will be held at the Carl P. Robinson Cafeteria in Marfa on Nov. 5 at 2:30 pm. The public is invited to attend.
The family requests that memorials be made to the Carl and Ellen Robinson Family Scholarship Endowment Fund at Sul Ross State University, Alpine, Texas.
Special thanks to Dr. Javle and the staff at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston; Dr. Mangat and the staff of Texas Oncology in Midland, Tx.; Dr. Ansari and the staff of Permian Basin Kidney Center; Dr. Castle and his Family Medicine staff; Heart to Heart Hospice of Midland; his special caregivers, Jennifer Samaniego and Yolanda Ramirez.
2 Timothy 4:7 – 8 (NKJV)
7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. 8 Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to me on the Day, and not to me only but also to all who have loved His appearing.