Thomas Earl Robison, born March 2, 1940 in Ely, Nevada to Ardath (Hudson) Robison and Earl B. Robison, passed away peacefully May 31, 2018, surrounded by his loving family.
After graduating from White Pine County High School, at the age of 18 Tom moved to Alaska to work on oil rigs. While there, he taught himself to play the guitar which brought him endless joy and made others smile for years with his beautiful and “silly songs”.
Tom was a proud Veteran of the US Marine Corps where he was a Corporal E4 and spent time in Vietnam. He graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno Campus. While in Reno he started dating the love of his life, Peggy (Tweedy) Robison.
On September 4, 1966, he married Peggy and the adventure of their life together began. Tom was very driven and loved the jobs he had during his lifetime, which allowed his family to live in Richfield, UT; Spearfish, SD; and West Jordan, UT. He attempted to retire at the age of 72, but due to his passion for working and helping others, he rejoined the work force part-time up until he became ill. When he wasn’t working, he loved being with his family, had a passion for fishing and loved taking others along on his fishing adventures.
He was known for being able to “fix anything but a broken heart” and was always repairing things for others. He also enjoyed playing his guitar and singing at care centers.
Tom had a brilliant mind and was a born teacher, always sharing his knowledge with everyone around him through his endless stories. Tom’s greatest joy in life was the 51 years he spent with his “princess pretty” Peggy Robison. Tom also loved every minute of being a father to Aimee Robison, and Melissa Raad (Dave), and grandpa to his four grandchildren Emily, Grace, Justin, and Jordan who were the light of his life. Tom was an amazing son, brother, husband, father, grandpa, uncle and friend to everyone he met, and he’ll be greatly missed by all who were fortunate enough to know him.
A celebration of Tom’s life will be held Friday June 8, at 5:30 pm at the Mountain Vista United Methodist Church; 8931 South 3200 West in West Jordan, Utah. Please honor Tom by wearing casual dress and bright cheerful colors.