Daniel Wallace Robison died Dec. 18, 2018, at the age of 90.
He was born July 2, 1928, in San Antonio, Texas, to L. Frank and Beulah Robison. During his early years he lived in San Antonio and Dallas, Texas, in a family that included sister Billie and brother Monroe. He served in the military during World War II, primarily in post-war Japan. After leaving the military he became a general contractor and worked around the world on various projects.
He met Mary Lou Wilson in 1950 in Irving, Texas, and they were married Christmas Eve 1952. They made their home in Texas until they moved to Colorado where he pastored Saguache Baptist Church for two years. They returned to Texas where he attended Southwestern Baptist Seminary. He was the salutatorian of his graduating seminary class. Upon finishing seminary he and his family moved to Washington state to build and start Chapel Wood Baptist Church. He was the first pastor of the church and served there for six years. He preached in multiple churches throughout his career as a minister.
He and his wife served as volunteer missionaries in 15 foreign countries. His ministry included building and working on more than 40 churches, homes for missionaries and other community projects. The couple traveled to more than 30 countries across six continents and his favorite place was Africa.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Mary; daughters Rebecca (Rex) of Prescott Valley, Arizona, and Dee (Jerry) of Black Diamond; sister Billie Payne of Kingsland, Texas; five grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
A memorial service took place Friday, Dec. 21, at Chapel Wood Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Chapel Wood Baptist Church, P.O. Box 277, Black Diamond, 98010.
All may share thoughts, memories and photos with the family on the tribute wall at www.weeksfuneralhomes.com.