About Philip Carter Robinson
Philip C. Robinson Retired Sheriff
Philip Carter Robinson, 64, of Fredericksburg died Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012, at VCU Medical Center in Richmond.
Mr. Robinson was born March 24, 1948, in Fredericksburg. He was a 1966 graduate of Spotsylvania High School. Upon graduation at age 18 he went to work for the Fredericksburg Police Department as a dispatcher. In 1969 he went on the road as a police officer. Later that year he joined the Fredericksburg City Sergeant's Office (now called the Fredericksburg Sheriff's Office) as a deputy city sergeant. Mr. Robinson progressed through the ranks of the Fredericksburg Sheriff's Office, and in 1994 he was sworn in as Fredericksburg's sheriff. Sheriff Robinson served until his retirement in 1998.
In 2000 Mr. Robinson went to work for Del. Bobby Orrock. He was a member of Goshen Baptist Church, a charter member of the Fredericksburg Chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police and Fredericksburg Order of the Elks and a lifetime member of the National Sheriffs' Association. He was a former member of the Virginia Sheriffs' Association.
Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Judy D. Robinson of Fredericksburg; son Joseph Carter Robinson of Fredericksburg; grandson Aston Carter Robinson of Fredericksburg; mother Dorothy Robinson; brother Kevin Robinson and wife Kathy of Bowling Green; nephew Cliff Burton of Colonial Beach; and a special cousin, Nell Davis of Spotsylvania.
He was preceded in death by his father, Joseph B. Robinson.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg.
A service will be held at noon Monday, Aug. 27, at the funeral home, with Mr. Bobby Orrock officiating. Burial will follow in Goshen Baptist Church cemetery with full honors from the Fredericksburg Sheriff's Office.
Memorials may be made to the American Liver Foundation, 39 Broadway, Suite 2700, New York City, N.Y. 10006; or to the National Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33rd St., New York City, N.Y. 10006.
Online guest book is at covenantfuneralservice.com.