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BEAUFORT -- Frank Robinson, 85, of Beaufort, died Monday at Century Care.

The funeral will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Munden Funeral Home. The Rev. Mance Cason will officiate.

Mr. Robinson was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and was the pilot for Zapata Hanna, a commercial fishing company based in Cameron, La.. He served as a volunteer with the Beaufort Fire Department for 50 years, making him the oldest and longest-serving fire fighter in North Carolina.

He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Margaret Herring Robinson of Beaufort; three stepdaughters, Christina Jones of Mount Olive, Marlene Dunkie and her husband, Frankie, of Newport and Patricia Beck of Beaufort; three stepsons, Ray Harper, Frank Harper and his wife, Tammi, and Roger Harper and his wife, Margaret, all of Newport; two sisters, Anna cope of Portsmouth, Va., and Margaret Bills of Townsend, Vt.; and 13 step-grandchildren and 17 great-step-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at Munden Funeral Home following the service on Thursday, and other times at the residence.

Flowers are welcome, or memorial donations may be made to Friends of Hospice of Carteret County, P.O. Box 1818, Morehead City, N.C. 28557.


Published in Obituaries on December 29, 2004 1:45 PM