Alan Robinson

April 6, 1952 ~ October 6, 2020

Alan Robinson

     Alan Robinson, son of F.L. Robinson and Helen Margaret Lizenbee Robinson, was born on April 6, 1952 in Dexter, Mo. and departed this life at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Mo. on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at 68 years of age.

     Mr. Robinson was a lifelong resident of Southeast Missouri and a retired farmer.  He loved his family, farming, fishing, hunting, playing cards, and bowling.  Alan was especially proud of his grandkids and enjoyed spending time passing his legacy on to them.  He would take them fishing.  He taught them to drive the ranger and even taught them how to plant corn.  You could always count on his smile to light up a room, and his laughter was as big as his heart.  Only a guy like Alan could get away with lovingly referring to his wife as “Big Bertha” and bring a smile to her face while doing so.   

     He graduated from Bernie High School in 1970 and Three Rivers Junior College in 1972.  He married Jean Averett on August 22, 1972, in Dexter, Mo.  Mrs. Robinson survives of the home in Dexter, Mo.

     Other survivors include his mother, Helen Robinson of Dexter, daughter, Dawn Marie Smathers and husband Daniel of Joplin; two grandchildren, Jeanna Dawn Smathers and Brant William Smathers; sister Brenda Kay Robinson of Dexter, and mother-in-law, Fannie Averett of Dexter.

     Alan was blessed with a close relationship with his large extended family: his sister-in-law Jane Smith and husband, Leon, brother-in-law, Marty Averett and wife Lynn, and sister-in law, Kim Monteer and husband Jay; and many nieces and nephews: Summer & Todd McGowan, Gabe & Brooke Smith, Jordan & Candi Averett, Colton Averett, Hunter Collins, and Morgan Monteer. 

     Alan was preceded in death by his father, F.L. Robinson; son, Brent Alan Robinson; and nephew, Dustin Lee McGhee.

     Friends may call Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter on Sunday, October 11, 2020 from 12:00 p.m. (noon) to 2:30 p.m.  Funeral services will then be conducted at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 11, 2020 in the Mathis Funeral Chapel with Rev. Loren Stephens officiating.  Interment will follow in the Chalk Bluff Cemetery.

     The Robinson family requests that everyone wear a mask for the funeral services.

    Funeral services may be viewed by webcast; a link to the webcast will be posted on the Mathis Funeral Home Facebook page and at the bottom of Alan’s obituary at

     Memorials may be made to the Bootheel Youth Camp, PO Box 457, Dexter, Missouri 63841 or American Cancer Society – Relay for Life, c/o Belinda Worley, 1010 County Road 637, Dexter, Missouri, 63841.  

     Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter in charge of arrangements.

Alan Robinson Funeral Service Webcast

Sunday, October 11, 2020 at 2:30 p.m.