Obituary for \r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t William Lloyd Robinson\n\r\n\t\t\t\tWilliam Lloyd Robinson (known as "Will") was born to Selby Lemley Robinson and Florence Delores Robinson in New York on January 6, 1941. Selby was a member of the Robinson family that lived and farmed in the Albia area from the 1840s to 1997, when his sister, Fern Robinson, died.Will and his family stayed in the New York area while he was growing up, spending the last several years in Roslyn, Long Island. After graduating from Flushing High School in 1958, he attended college at the University of Iowa for one year, but then dropped out and joined the army. He served on a tank in Germany until he received an honorable discharge in 1962. During the next 5 years, he stayed in the Roslyn area, doing part time work and attending classes at Queens College. In 1967 he moved to Los Angeles, where his younger brother Jim was living. A short time later, he got a job as a data technician for Lockheed Aircraft, and continued to work for them until his retirement in 2012. Although he lived in Los Angeles during the first several years of his Lockheed employment, his work took him to several sites - including Oxnard Calfornia, Yuma Arizona and "dark sites" in California that he was prohibited from talking about. Eventually, he was assigned to work in a Lockheed plant near Palmdale, California. He moved to Palmdale in 1985 and bought a house with a 4 acre plot of land. He lived in this house until he died. He took a great deal of interest in his land, planting hundreds of trees over the 32 years he spent there. He also used the land to store parts for Packard cars that he bought from various places around the country. Although his plan was to restore and sell packards, he died before he ever completed a restoration.Will greatly enjoyed "poking around" in his car. He especially liked to visit out of the way places, and probably drove on every road in Southern California at some time or another. His interests also included music. He played the guitar, and greatly enjoyed watching Irish bands in Southern California perform. Also, he had a passion for reading, especially history. Given his voracious reading and his incredible memory, he was able to give detailed dissertations on the Iliad, the Roman Empire, and much of European history.Will never married, and has no children. He is survived by his brother Jim, his 7 nieces, and his nephew.Graveside Services of Cremated Remains will be on Sunday, July 23, 2017 at 9:30 a.m., in Selection Cemetery, South of Albia. Arrangements are entrusted with Sinnott Funeral Homes..