Tuesday, 20 February 2018 21:24

Jimmie Robinson

Jimmie Robinson passed away peacefully on Friday, February 16, 2018, at Halifax Regional  Medical Center in Roanoke Rapids following a brief illness.

James Clack Robinson Jr. was born on March 7, 1933, in Danville, Virginia, to James C. Robinson Sr. and Mary Casteen Robinson. 

He was predeceased by his parents, his sister Nell Robinson Herndon Edwards and his daughter, Martha Robinson Keim.

Jimmie graduated with a degree in Pharmacy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He served as President of his Pharmacy class and regent of the Kappa Psi fraternity.

He was the Pharmacist and owner of Central Pharmacy for more for more than 20 years. He served the Roanoke Rapids area as a pharmacist for more than 50 years.

Jimmie  loved his family, the Tar Heels, golf, surf fishing and spending time with friends. He never met a stranger and he always had a smile, a kind word and a joke for everyone.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Peggy Pierpont Robinson, a son Andy Robinson and his wife, Jodie of Durham; a daughter, Marge Robinson Marks of Roanoke Rapids; two granddaughters, Becky Keim of Richmond, Va. and Glen Keim of Durham; one grandson, James Keim of Raleigh; a brother, Jack Robinson and his wife, Virginia of Greensboro and numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday February 24, 2018 at All Saints Episcopal Church in Roanoke Rapids with The Rev. W. Worth Jennings, III officiating.

A reception will follow in the All Saints Parish House.In lieu of flowers , donations may be made to the American Heart  Association or American Heart Association / American Stroke Association 10 Glenlake PKWY NE South Tower Ste 400 Atlanta, Ga. 30328

Askew Funeral and Cremation Services in Roanoke Rapids in handling the arrangements, where online condolences may be made to the family at www.askewfs.com

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