Jack Earnest Robinette was born September 23, 1935 to Eugene (Pop) Robinette and Velma Allen Robinette in San Francisco, California and died on September 14, 2021 in Keene, Texas. The family moved to Keene, Texas around 1945 to allow their sons to attend Adventist schools. He attended school in Keene and received his commerce degree from Union College in Lincoln, Nebraska. He loved spending time with his older brother Eugene Robert Robinette and missed him very much after being killed in Korea. He was a life member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. He had many different business ventures, including making bean bag chairs and pecan hullers. He married Rachel Mae Taylor on November 30, 1958 in Evans Hall, Keene, Texas. They raised their three beloved children in Keene to ensure that they had the opportunity to receive a Christian education. Their family has grown to include more love. Their children are their sons Bob and Angela (Bicek) Robinette and their daughters Katelyn and Claire Robinette from Garland, Texas, their daughter Janice and David Bannister and their children Kathryn and James from Courtice, Ontario, Canada, and their daughter Pam and JC Roney of Sturgeon, Missouri and their children John of Bering Springs, Michigan, Jacob of Sturgeon, Missouri and Jessyca and her husband Richard Crew as well as her three great-grandchildren, Colton, Caileigh and Carter Crew of Salmon, Idaho. Jack loved spending time with his family and friends, he never met a stranger. He loved to share books with others and used his various professional adventures to do so. Missionary work was an integral part of his life. He and Rachel instilled a love of nature and adventure in all of their children, including frequent hikes, canoe trips, and vacations to God’s great outdoors. Church attendance and involvement was very important, he always found a church to go to, no matter where he was. He rests in Jesus to await his reunion with those he loved. Jack is predeceased by his parents, his wife and his brother.
Rachel Mae Taylor Robinette was born December 20, 1935 to Lawrence E. (LE) and Esther Grenze Taylor in Thornfield, Missouri and died February 21, 2021 in Cleburne, Texas. The family moved to Keene, Texas in 1942 to allow the children to attend Adventist schools. She attended school in Keene and received her nursing degree from Union College in Lincoln, Nebraska, after completing her nursing internship at the Porter Sanitarium in Boulder and Denver, Colo. She was a life member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Most of her career has been spent helping give birth at Cleburne and Huguley Hospitals. She married Jack Robinette on November 30, 1958 in Evans Hall, Keene, Texas. Their three children, of whom they were immensely proud and much loved, grew up to be more in love. She especially enjoyed sharing photos and stories of them. Their children are Bob and Angela (Bicek) Robinette and their daughters Katelyn and Claire Robinette from Garland, Texas, their daughter Janice and David Bannister and their children Kathryn and James from Courtice, Ontario, Canada, and their daughter Pam and JC Roney (Sturgeon , Missouri) and their children John (College Place, Washington), Jacob (Sturgeon, Missouri) and Jessyca and her husband Richard Crew as well as her two great-grandchildren, Colton and Caileigh Crew of Salmon, Idaho. Rachel enjoyed spending time with her brothers, Wesley and Delbert Taylor (both from Keene, Texas) and their families as well as many other family members and friends. She was passionate about gardening flowers, fruits and vegetables that she enjoyed cultivating and sharing with others. She always cooked and cooked for large gatherings of family and friends and also taught her children to cook and host. She prepared more food than her family could eat on Friday, so there was plenty to invite home for those who were at church or for a potluck. She and Jack instilled a love for nature in all of their children including frequent hikes, canoe trips, and vacations to God’s great outdoors. She expanded her children’s lives with books, vacations, and season tickets for the high school and humanities concert and program series. Attending church was a highlight of her week, she often attended two church services. She always cared about the well-being of others, especially those she loved, and did what she could to help them. She rests in Jesus while awaiting her reunion with her family and friends.