He was born in Linton on Oct. 4, 1946, the son of Delbert and Betty L. (Felton) Robinson.
Arnie was a 1964 graduate of Bloomfield High School. Following graduation, he served in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War. Arnie's greatest love in life was his family. As a young boy, Arnie truly loved hunting and shared this love with his son, having taught him the fundamentals of squirrel, rabbit and bird hunting. He was in contact every morning with his daughter as they shared moments on the phone during her drive to work while she lived in Chicago, Indianapolis and now Miami. He worked for PSI/Duke Energy for over 30 years, retiring June 30, 2002. He currently worked for Bloomfield State Bank in Bloomfield. Arnie was an avid member of the Classic Cruisers Car Club and the National Rifle Association.
Survivors include his wife, whom he married on Oct. 26, 1974, Debbie (Hollen) Robinson of Bloomfield; his son, Scott and Elizabeth Robinson of Bloomington; his daughter, Leslie Robinson and Marcos Cunha of Miami, FL; two brothers, Kenneth and Dee Robinson and Joe Robinson, all of Bloomfield; a sister, Charlene Wonder of Vevay; and a mother-in-law, Jane Hollen of Linton.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters in infancy, Debra J. and Linda L. Robinson; and his father-in-law, Junior Hollen.
A celebration of Arnie's life will be conducted at Welch & Cornett Funeral Home in Linton at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 9, with Rev. Mike Roth officiating. Burial will follow at Walnut Grove Cemetery in rural Bloomfield, with military graveside rites by the American Legion Post #22 of Linton.
Visitation will be at the funeral home on Thursday from 4--8 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. until the time of service.
Due to Arnie's passion to help Riley Children's Hospital Foundation, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Riley Children's Hospital through the funeral home.
Online condolences can be left for the family at www.welchcornett.com.