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Friday, September 22, 2023

Local Legend: Bill Robinson

The Robinson’s have been in Enid nearly 100 years, and for a lot of that, so has Bill Robinson. Bill was born to a machinist and a teacher right here in Enid, OK. He was raised playing sports, but he especially excelled at baseball. He graduated from Enid High School in 1968 and started (and finished) his collegiate career at Phillips University under the legendary Joe Record. Bill graduated from Phillips with a degree in physical education and sociology. After graduation, he thought he would be a teacher and coach, but life had other plans and he became a salesman for Larry Black Sporting Goods. After leaving Larry Blacks, Bill spent time in Arlington, TX as a salesman for Canon Camera and the Texas Rangers. Upon returning to Enid, Bill decided to put his sociology degree to use and began his true calling – counseling. Over the years, Bill has both been in individual practice, as well as a partner in larger agencies such as OASIS. While at OASIS, he counseled hundreds of individuals from the Oklahoma Department of Corrections. In individual practice, Bill has given thousands of assessments and counseled hundreds more who struggle with addiction. He currently runs “Real Life Solutions” where he gives Alcohol and Drug Evaluations, Assessments, Anger Management, DUI Classes and Individual Counseling. Along the way, Bill has mentored and taken in lots of people that have needed help, which shows the kindness of his heart.

In nominating Bill, a friend said: “Bill has dedicated his life, money and others’ judgment in giving hope and faith to people that a lot of people turn their backs on. He’s been a positive influence on anyone he helps. I’ve seen him save families, time and again, maybe knowing the end result, but he is ever the optimist. The man deserves more than an award for his great deeds and the many sacrifices he has made in his career. I admire the passion for people that drives him daily.”   

Fellow counselor Michael Coleman said of Bill, “He has taken his own life experiences and used them to facilitate change in healing others. He has a passion for helping and has dedicated his life to fighting addiction. I am happy to call Bill a friend, and peer.”

Bill had two sons, Zac Robinson who currently lives in Germany with his wife and two children, and Benjamin Robinson, who died suddenly, leaving a daughter, Autumn, who Bill has been instrumental in raising to adulthood.  He is very proud of them and will talk about them at any chance. Anyone that knows Bill, knows he’s the very embodiment of his slogan “Be Kind – It’s Important” and for that, he’s this month’s “Local Legend”

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Robert Faulkhttps://enidmonthly.com
Robert R. Faulk is the Publisher and Editor of the Enid Monthly. Robert graduated from Oklahoma State University with a B.A. in Political Science and has his J.D. from the Oklahoma City University School of Law. He is originally from Oklahoma City, but is happy to have lived in Enid since 2004 and calls it "home."



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