Corey Lee Robinson

Corey and Veda (1)

Corey Lee Robinson passed away on September 1, 2021, in a car accident while on his way to work. Corey was born on July 2, 1993, in Chanute, Kansas, and lived in Chanute until moving to Emporia in 2002. He graduated high school in 2011 from Emporia High School and attended classes at Emporia State University for a short time before deciding that he wanted to enlist in the United States Army in 2012.

He served in the Army and completed a deployment in Afghanistan and eventually transferred to the Army National Guards. He completed a second deployment in Kuwait and was near completing his term with the National Guards at the time of his passing. Corey loved life, he enjoyed researching anything and everything and having good debates with anyone. He loved his family immensely and would support and advocate for them or anyone else he felt needed it. He always wanted to try new things and learn as much as he could. He recently began to enjoy playing disc golf and it became a family event. He was proud to be a husband and father and it was a joy watching him with his family.

He is survived by his wife, Taylor Gentry, their daughter, Veda Robinson (Emporia), his mom and dad, Lisa and Robert Grey (Lebo), his father, John Robinson (Fredonia), his siblings, Christian Grey (Manhattan), Wyatt and Lexie Robinson (Lebo), Austin Swartz (Emporia), LeeAnna and Jake Houchin and nephew Aiden (El Dorado Springs, Missouri), Chelby and Jake Cluck (El Dorado Springs, Missouri), brother-in-law Sergio Acevedo and nieces Lily, Jae, and Gracey (California), military brothers Hazen Groves (Missouri) and Joshua Bessette (Road Island), grandparents Sue and Jerry Robinson (Buffalo, Kansas), Mary Grey and Lenore Harriman (Evans, Colorado), Dennis Grey and Mary Lindstrom (Topeka) Patricia Wood (Gardner), and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends that are family. He was preceded in death by his grandfather Garland L. Wood, Jr, his aunt Wendy A. Robinson, and his sister Shanteal F. Camacho.


There will be a Celebration of Life at his parent’s home at 2611 Fauna Rd, Lebo, KS 66801 on September 18, 2021, beginning around 2 pm. Contact parents for additional details. An account will be set up for contributions for his wife and daughter.


  1. Steve Harmon on September 9, 2021 at 8:50 am

    My prayers and support to your family and to our Service members who lost a good friend. I would like to donate to the family support fund. Who should I reach out to?

    Thank you

    • Robert Grey on September 9, 2021 at 9:53 am

      I’m sorry it took a little time to get this information together. We can’t link directly to a bank account so here are the ways you can contribute if you would like:

      You can mail checks to Taylor Page (it’s her legal name) to 1127 Henry, Emporia, KS 66801.

      Cash app:$TaylorPage21


      Or thru Facebook pay.
      Taylor Gentry


  2. Harley on September 7, 2021 at 5:58 pm

    Bro you will be missed and everyone will cherish your kind heart and caring personality I’ll miss you coming into my work and making me laugh and smile when I’m having a bad day love you bro see you in the next time rest easy bud we got it from here

  3. Renae on September 7, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    my prayers are with the family. he was a wonderful guy, husband, and Dad. He will be greatly missed.

  4. Laduska Haney on September 7, 2021 at 3:56 pm

    To all of the family of Corey – Corey was such a strong, sweet and lover of life. I loved him so much and will miss him daily. It really doesn’t seem possible that he is no longer with us. All my love to the family. My heart aches for all of us.

  5. Cynthia Grissom on September 7, 2021 at 1:52 pm

    My sympathy is with the family. And my prayers goes out to the family

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