Dennis was a loving son‚ husband‚ father‚ grandfather‚ and friend who loved being a firefighter.
He joined the brotherhood in 1988 with Avra Valley Fire Department and advanced to the rank of captain. Prior to that‚ he was the mechanic that kept their trucks up and running. It was during that time that he decided firefighting would be his calling.
In 1999‚ he left Avra Valley Fire Department to join Three Points Fire Department. He served the Three Points Fire District as their training captain until his passing at age 61. He was always a firefighter; there was no off duty in his mind. If a call went out and manpower was needed‚ he was ready to go‚ even on his birthday. He had promised his wife one year that nothing would cause him to leave the birthday party the family was having for him. The call for manpower went out‚ and he did his best‚ sitting in his chair fidgeting. Finally‚ his wife gave him the okay‚ and with a kiss and a smile‚ he ran out the door‚ leaving his own birthday party behind.
He served in the US Army during the Vietnam era and was a member of the VFW Post 10254 in Three Points.
He is survived by his wife‚ Connie Robinson; his mother‚ Loretta Brandon; one brother; three sisters; his son‚ Dennis Robinson Jr.; three daughters‚ Carol Burdick‚ Trisha Beverly‚ and Dustie Gunn; ten grandkids; and one great-grandchild.