Roger Earl Robinson


Roger “Big John” Earl Robinson

Roger E. Robinson’s funeral will be held on Tuesday, March 1, 2022 at 12:00 p.m. at Bucatunna Baptist Church with Bro. Paul Trosper and Dr. Raymon Leake officiating. Robert Barham Family Funeral Home is honored to be entrusted with the arrangements.

Mr. Roger Earl Robinson, 74, of Energy died on Sunday February 27, 2022 at Rush Hospital.

Roger was known as the Mayor of Energy, where he was an avid hunter and was referred to as “Big John” for his stature and temperament. A Vietnam veteran receiving a purple heart for his wounds. Papaw loved and spoiled his grandchildren and great-grandchild. Roger enjoyed his Thursday breakfast club at Clarkdale Superette with many friends. He enjoyed attending his monthly VFW meetings and was always at Whynot Raceway cheering on the local race car drivers. Roger rode for many years with Clarke County Deputy Officer Hank Gandy. Paul Mosley woke Roger up every morning for his coffee. Large fish barbecues have been held over the years for friends and family. Roger had a very large crowd of friends whom he loved like family.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years Earle Cooper Robinson; children, Daphne Rich (Jay), Sonia Farrar (Jared) and Derek Robinson; grandchildren, Tori Zdenek (Jeff), Sammi Jo Ross (Nathan), Kinsley Farrar and Bentley Farrar; one great-granddaughter, Camryn Taylor; siblings, Jeweleen Stewart, Royce Robinson, Sandy Pate, Ronald Robinson, Ricky Robinson and Shelia Mosley; several nieces, nephews and extended family.

He was predeceased by his parents, Earl and Blanche Robinson.

The bearers will be Larry Dearman, Bruce Irby, Craig Irby, Ashley Robinson, Royce Irby Robinson, Spencer Stewart, Paul Mosley, Travis Stewart and Phil Mosley.

Honorary bearers will be Hank Gandy, Barry White, Wayne Booker, Parker Shannon, Stanley Shannon, Donnie Simmons, Randy Shirley, Kirby Irby and Wallace Murphy.

Family and friends can sign the guestbook online at

The family requests that memorial donations be made to the Clarke County VFW or Bucatunna Baptist Church.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, March 1, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. at the Bucatunna Baptist Church.

Robert Barham Family Funeral Home 6300 Hwy 39 North Meridian, MS 39305 PH: 601-693-8482 Fax: 601-693-8721


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