D.O. Robason left this world on August 13th, 2016 to join the company of the Redeemed. He is out of pain and made whole at the feet of Jesus.
D.O. was born on April 24th, 1935 in Friona, TX. He was saved at an early age and spent most of his life following Christ. He served in many Southern Baptist churches as a Deacon and in the church libraries. D.O. graduated from Friona High School in 1953 and was a member of the State Championship mile relay team.
D.O. married Carmel Fields, his Friona High School sweetheart, on May 16th, 1954. She was always at home for him and his sons as he managed several different ranches in Texas. They have lived on the Island Grove Ranch west of Grandview for more than 40 years.
D.O. was first a farmer and rancher, and then started his own construction company. As a farmer, he ran a 200 head Holstein dairy farm in Siloam Springs, Arkansas, and received the "Outstanding Young Farmer Award" for having one of the most productive and modern dairies in a four state region. As a rancher, he became widely sought after for his expertise in artificial breeding and pregnancy checking. As a construction worker, he loved to build things and was always there to help family and friends if they had a need that his hammer and power tools could fix.
D.O. is survived by his wife Carmel of 62 years, three sons - Ricky Dean Robason of Covington, TX, Michael Ross Robason (Laura) of Lamesa, TX, and Troy Don Robason (Christine) of Elizabeth, CO. Six grandchildren - Zachary Dean Robason (Melissa), Rebecca Caitlin Robason, Andrea Nicole Orht (Jared), Bryan Ross Robason (Ericka), Trevor Don Robason, and Samantha Mei Robason. And one great grandson, Ethan James Robason.
D.O. will be buried at Green Acres Memorial Park in Cleburne, TX in a private ceremony.
1 Thessalonians 4:13-14 - Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him.
Published on August 15, 2016