Scott Merle Robinson, Jr. is the eldest of 5 children born May 27, 1951, in Kansas City, Kansas to Scott Merle Robinson, Sr. and Betty Eloise Clark Robinson. Both parents and his youngest brother, Michael preceded him in death.
Scott Jr. was raised in the Catholic faith and attended parochial schools, graduating from Bishop Ward High School in 1969. He then attended the University of Kansas, earning a Bachelor’s of General Studies degree; with a major in Psychology, and minor in Social Work & Sociology.
In Spring 1971, Scott became a member of the Upsilon Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
While both attending KU, Scott met then wed Alma Jeanne Baker in September 1972. To this union a bonus daughter was gained, Angela Dionne. Two children were later born, Ursula Nicole and Scott Taylor. Alma passed from this life in June 1990, after 17 years of marriage.
In August 1991, Scott and Deborah Sue Canady wed. To this union, 2 additional bonus children, Bryan Keith and Kristina Rachelle Canady were added to the Robinson family. Scott and Deborah remained married for 25 years.
Scott accepted our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ as his personal Savior by confessing his faith. He was baptized and joined Mt. Zion Baptist Church in February 1978 under the pastorage of Rev. C.L. Bachus. Scott loved serving at Mt. Zion. He was a Sunday Church School teacher, a member of the Sunday Church School Advisory Council, former Vice-President of the Usher Board, and served faithfully as Male Chorus President until his health began to fail.
Scott worked his entire professional career in service to others as a Drug and Alcohol Counselor, beginning in 1974 as a research assistant at the Mental Health Foundation of Kansas City, MO. In 1978, Scott became an alcohol counselor for the Northeast Kansas Mental Health and Guidance Center in Leavenworth, KS. After seeing a need and wanting to help improve drug and alcohol help resources for the black community, in 1991 Scott co-founded the Kansas Black Alcoholism Counselor’s Association, this while taking on the role of Unit Coordinator at Keystone, an inpatient mental health facility located at Providence Medical Center. Later, after serving in leadership counseling youth at Marillac in Kansas City, MO., Scott obtained his Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor II licensure and went on to own and operate 2 businesses simultaneously: Addiction Recovery Services in Leavenworth, KS and Addiction Stress Center in Kansas City, KS. His other professional affiliations include: Member, Kiwanis Club of Kansas City, KS, member of the Kansas Governor’s Task Force for services to special populations and former member of the Leavenworth Advisory Council on Drug and Alcohol Abuse.
In the rare moments of Scott’s leisure time, he loved building and racing slot cars and as is a Robinson family tradition, he loved watching KU men’s basketball!
Scott departed from this earthly life at Providence Medical Center on Monday, March 27, at 7:55 A.M... He leaves to cherish his memories: Two children, Ursula Nicole Robinson; and Scott Taylor Robinson (Dimitra). His bonus children, Angela Williams (Daurl); Bryan Canady; and Kristina Canady. One sister, Rosalyn Ward (Raymond); Two brothers, Kim Robinson (Tamara); and Lloyd Robinson (Joyce). 13 Grandchildren: Candice, Courtney, Justin, Kimberly, Angel, Tiffany, Lavender, Brandi, Chandler, Keilon, Ivory, Raymond, and Rhealyn. 3 Great-grandchildren: Ra’Mya, Kingston, and Ivy. A host of cousins, nieces, nephews, relatives, his Mt. Zion Church family, business associates, clients, and friends.
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