TDLA recently learned that its fourth president, Mac Edward Robinson, Sr., died on September 11, 2014. TDLA wishes to express its condolences to Mr. Robinson's family. The following obituary is reprinted from TBA Today:
Mac Edward Robinson, Sr., Age 85 of Nashville, TN, passed away on September 11, 2014. Born on August 18, 1929, he is preceded in death by his parents, Millard and Florence Stalls Robinson, and his beloved wife, Margaret Hicks Brady Robinson. He is survived by children, Mac E. Robinson, Jr. and Lee Robinson; sister, Jean Langdon and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Mac is also survived by special friends, Dinah Lanier, caregiver and longtime family friend, and Jeff Brown, who provided so much assistance over the years.
Mac graduated from Clarksville High School and was a member of the All State Football team. He graduated from Vanderbilt University where he also had a notable four year football career of which he was very proud and was a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. After receiving his law degree from Vanderbilt Law School, he was admitted to the Tennessee Bar Association in 1956 and practiced law in Nashville for nearly 50 years. Mac was a member of the Nashville Bar Association, the Federation of Insurance Counsel and the Tennessee Defense Lawyers Association. He was a member of Belle Meade Country Club, The City Club, Cedar Creek Yacht Club and Lions Head Homeowners Association.
Mac loved to travel, play golf, hunt and he fulfilled one of his many dreams in 1972 with a six week safari hunting trip to Kenya and Tanzania. Known as "Big Mac", he always enjoyed a good story, a good laugh and socializing with friends and family. A Memorial service will be held on Tuesday, September 16th at Hillsboro Church of Christ, 5800 Hillsboro Rd., Nashville at 6 p.m., with visitation from 4 - 6 p.m. prior to the service. A private inurnment will be held later at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Nashville Humane Association or to Vanderbilt University.