|Birth: ||Jul. 3, 1891|
|Death: ||Apr. 18, 1970|
Wiley George Robinett was born in Huntsville, Texas on July 3, 1891 to John Wesley Robinett and Anne H. Abernathy, both natives of Huntsville. His grandparents were David W. Robinett, of Huntsville, originally from Virginia and Elizabeth Clements originally from Georgia and James Abernathy, of Huntsville, originally of Tennessee, and Elizabeth Shelton, also of Tennessee.
Wiley grew up with his nine brothers and sisters in a large busy home in the small town of Huntsville, in east Texas. The town was also the location of the main prison for the State of Texas. Wesley and his family would know when a prisoner was executed in the electric chair because the lights of the city would dim. When he was an adult Wesley attended Texas A&M University earning a degree in accounting. He soon went to work as Chief Clerk for Gulf Oil Refining at their plant in Port Arthur, Texas.
Wesley married Gussie Laura Oliphint before World War I and they had daughters Olive in 1915 and Laura in 1922. Due to being a family man and his job in a critical war industry, Wiley did not serve in WWI.
As was his father, Wiley was a lifelong Mason and member of the John A Brashear Masonic Lodge 763, the Syria Temple, and the Pennsylvania Consistory.
Wiley had a very successful career with Gulf and was transferred to corporate headquarters in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in the 1930s. Eventually he became Chief Comptroller of the corporation and retired after a forty-one year career.
Wiley passed away at age seventy-eight at his home in Mount Lebanon, Pennsylvania. He was interred at Jefferson Memorial Park in Pleasant Hills. He was survived by his wife Laura, his two daughters, and his sister Annie Belle.
John Wesley Robinett (1844 - 1921)
Annie H. Abernathy Robinett (1858 - 1928)
Gussie Laura Oliphint Robinett (1891 - 1985)*
John Oldham Robinett (1887 - 1962)*
Wiley G. Robinett (1891 - 1970)
Jefferson Memorial Park
Plot: Section NJM Niche Room by Chapel Tier/Level 3G
Maintained by: L Adams
Originally Created by: Tony & Cindy Lloyd
Record added: Oct 29, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 60801562