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Delbert Roy Robinson

Graveside services for Delbert Roy Robinson, 57, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, January 7, 2022 at Howell Memorial Park Cemetery, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.


Mr. Robinson passed away at 11:20 a.m., Tuesday, January 4, 2022, at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center due to complications from Covid.


Delbert was born October 16, 1964 at Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to William Roy and Norma Robinson.  He grew up in Canton, Illinois, and graduated from Canton High School.  He was a grocery clerk and, later, a meat cutter.  Delbert enjoyed attending auctions, going to thrift stores, and finding a bargain.  He was passionate about animals.  His favorite pastime was playing with his precious cat, Zingie.  Delbert was a kind, caring, and compassionate man.  He will always be loved and fondly remembered.


He is survived by his loving wife, Clara Cooley Robinson, of the family home; one brother, Lloyd Robinson (Betty), Canton, Illinois; one brother-in-law, Donnie Cooley (Glenda), Alton, Missouri; one sister-in-law, Mary Smith (Charlie), Roseburg, Oregon; and several nieces and nephews.


His parents, William and Norma Robinson, preceded him in death.


Burial will be at Howell Memorial Park Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, West Plains Regional Animal Shelter, or any charity of choice and may be left at or mailed to Robertson-Drago Funeral Home, 211 West Main, West Plains, MO  65775.  Online condolences may be expressed at