On January 10, 1951, Tyrone was born to Lorace and Esther Faye Robinson in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Tyrone who was affectionally known as “Teeda” or “Ty”, was a smart and vivacious child who was under the strict hand of his Grandparents, “Moma Clara and Papa”. As a child, he became a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church after accepting Christ. Being born and raised in Oklahoma City, he received his education in the Oklahoma City Public School District. He attended F.D. Moon Middle school and was also a proud member of the Frederick A Douglas High School class of 1969. Tyrone was in band from 6th grade all the way through graduation and received many band awards for playing the sousaphone and being an outstanding member in band. Tyrone was also member of the Moon Trotters baseball team in 1964 which were declared champions for that year. After high school, he joined the United States Army in 1968, and served until 1971. He served in Vietnam where he was assigned to Company D, 1st medical Battalion, 1st Infantry Division as a mechanic but also had the responsibility of transporting the wounded and deceased soldiers from the medivac helicopters for medical treatment. After returning from the war, he was never the same.
Tyrone had married previously however, on February 23, 1973, Tyrone was united in marriage to Ms. Dale Roberson and to that union, one child was born, Toyia Shanae Robinson, whom he affectionately called “Baby Boo” or “The Boss”. He also loved Dale’s daughter ‘s Demetria and Delana, from a previous relationship as his own.
At one time, Tyrone worked various jobs that included being a long-haul truck driver, UPS Driver, USPS Mail Carrier and many others. Tyrone always had a keen sense of humor but was also “no nonsense”. He had no problem telling you how he felt. He also had the gift of always being able to make people laugh, so much so that being a stand-up comedian should have been his calling. In earlier years, he loved hanging with friends and loved listening to music. Johnny “Guitar” Watson and “War” being a couple of his favor artists. However, in later years, give him a television and some snacks and he was content with that. Tyrone will definitely be missed by all who loved him.
He was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, two brothers, Maurice and Dennis and one great grandson, Dj. To remember his memory for eternity, he leaves his daughter, Toyia Robinson of Spencer; two bonus daughters, Demetria (Alvin) of Oklahoma City and Delana of Moore, Oklahoma; one sister, Gayle Stephens of Oklahoma City; One Sister-In-Law, Toni Robinson of Oklahoma City; One brother, Keith House of Ft. Worth, Tx; One Granddaughter, LaTia Colston of Midwest City; Two grandsons, Michael Colston II and Kenneth Colston of Spencer; and three great-granddaughters, Aubrielle, Autumn and AuZaydyn; Two life long best friends, Danny Wilson and James Sullivan; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
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