Thomas 'Tom" Lee Robinette, 64, of Longview, Wash., passed away Thursday, May 30, 2019, at Community Home Health and Hospice, surrounded by his family. He was born in Chehalis, Wash., Sept. 19, 1954.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Kenny and Doris Robinette; brother, Marvin Robinette; and sister, Cindy Jacoby.
He is survived by his wife, Charmaine Robinette; children, Joshua Robinette (Reyna) of Seattle, Wash., Rochelle Burggaf (Bruce) of Eugene, Ore., and Lorraina Robinette of Eugene, Ore; four grandchildren, Emily, Gabe, Joe and Kenny; brother, John Jacoby (Cyndy) of Onalaska, Wash.; and sister, Debbie McCluskey (Mike) of Port Orchard, Wash.
Tom enjoyed puttering in his garage on projects, but especially on his 1936 Ford pickup. He loved attending car shows, swap meets, fishing and road trips. Tom had a quirky personality and infectious smile that made anyone feel welcomed, and he would talk your ear off if you let him. Tom loved his children and grandchildren and especially having a houseful for the holidays, or any reason to get together.
A celebration of Tom’s life will be announced at a later date.