Daniel Wallace Robison was born July 2, 1928 to L. Frank and Beulah Robison in San Antonio, Texas. He passed away December 18, 2018 at the age of 90. He served in the military during World War II, primarily in post war Japan. After leaving the military Dan became a general contractor and worked around the world on various projects.
In his growing up years Dan lived in San Antonio and Dallas, Texas. He had one sister Billie and a brother Monroe.
Dan met Mary Lou Wilson in 1950 in Irving, Texas. They were married Christmas Eve, 1952. They had two daughters Rebecca Jean and Dee Ann. They made their home in Texas until they moved to Colorado where Dan pastored Saguache Baptist Church for two years. They then moved back to Texas where Dan attended seminary at Southwestern Baptist Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. He was the salutatorian of his graduating seminary class. Upon finishing seminary Dan and his family moved to Washington State to build and start Chapel Wood Baptist Church. Dan was the first pastor of the church and served here for 6 years. He preached in multiple churches throughout his career as a minister.
Dan and Mary served as volunteer missionaries in 15 foreign countries. His ministry included building and working on over 40 churches, homes for missionaries and other community projects. Dan and Mary traveled to over 30 countries across 6 different continents throughout their time together. His favorite place was Africa. Dan was always ready to share a story about his time in Africa with anyone who was willing to listen.
Dan is survived by his wife of 66 years, Mary. Daughters Rebecca and son-in-law Rex of Prescott Valley, Arizona and Dee and son-in-law Jerry of Black Diamond. Five grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. As well as his sister, Billie Payne of Kingsland, Texas. He would always say, “I have had a wonderful life and I have the best wife.” He was known for having a cup of coffee in his hand most of the time.
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