Thomas Wilson Robinson

July 31, 1932 - June 28, 2016

Thomas Wilson Robinson passed away at home with his wife Jo, on June 28, 2016. He was born in a log cabin in the hills of Sparta, Missouri Tom was the youngest of four children born to James and Sydna Robinson. He spent his early childhood in Sparta then moved to Springfield Missouri and joined the Navy after graduating high school in 1951. After his service ended, he attended college and received a teaching degree. He taught in Brawley, Crescent City, Carmichael and Herlong, California.Upon moving to Nevada he continued to teach in Austin, Stewart Indian School and Fallon. He retired from teaching to work for Churchill County and opened Robinson Real Estate. Then came Tom’s Trading Post, his pride and joy for over thirty years.Tom led an exciting, eclectic life which included leading covered wagon trains through the forty-mile desert, owning the town Ione, conducting ghost town tours through central Nevada, owning a jail in the red light district of Goldfield and much more. He was well-known though out Nevada for his artistic talents, which included pocket knife carvings and blocks, sculptures, small to VERY large paintings. He had fascinating art exhibits such as 101 Brushes and his most recent work which included abstract paintings on canvas using unconventional painting tools. His work was described as “tough, unpretentious, uncompromising and slyly

witty, like the artist himself.”Tom was a lifelong member of the Church of Christ.Tom will always be missed by the love his life, Jo, their sons, Ned; Rod; Eric; Ivan; Cliff; Russell; Brent and Walt. His sister, Phyllis Inman, thirteen grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. A Celebration of his life will be held on Friday July 8, 2016 at 2 PM at The Gardens Funeral Home 2949 Austin Highway Fallon, Nevada 775-423-8928


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