He was born Oct. 12, 1930, in Columbus to James C. Robinson Sr. and Iva Cleo (Farnsworth) Robinson. He attended grade school at Hallowell and was a high school graduate of Cherokee County Community High School.
He married Jo Ann L. Cormeny on July 2, 1950, in Eureka Springs, Ark. In 1951, they moved to Parsons, where he was employed by the MKT Railroad. In 1988, they moved to Little Rock, Ark., where he continued his employment with the Union Pacific Railroad. Following his retirement in 1992, the couple returned to Parsons, where they have lived since.
He was a member of First Christian Church in Parsons and the Parsons Masonic Lodge No. 117, A.F. & A.M., where in 1962 he served as past master. He enjoyed fishing on a daily basis and was a diehard cat fisherman at Lake McKinley. He also enjoyed gardening and mowing his lawn.
Survivors include his wife, Jo Ann Robinson of the home in Parsons; a son, Ron Robinson, and his wife, Teresa, of Mound Valley; four grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; two brothers, James Robinson of Hallowell and Gene Robinson of Parsons; and two sisters, his twin sister, Maurine Lanz of Lamar, Mo., and Juanita Walker of Parsons.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles and Neil; a sister, Lois Kirk; and a great-granddaughter, Chloe Nichelle Robinson.
The graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Memorial Lawn Cemetery in Parsons. Friends may call at their convenience after 1 p.m. today at Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Parsons.
Memorials are suggested to the Parsons Masonic Lodge No. 117, A.F. & A.M., or to the donor’s choice and may be left at or mailed to Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home, P.O. Box 374, Parsons, KS 67357.
Online condolences may be left at www.forbeshoffman.com.