GUNTOWN – James Douglas Robison, 77, passed away Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, at his home after a long illness, surrounded by family. He was born Jan. 25, 1937, to James Boyd and Lucille House Robison. He graduated from Cedar Hill High School in 1955 and went to work in his father's tractor business and dairy buisness. He remained in the farm implement buisness and became owner of Robison Implement Company, specializing in Massey Ferguson farm equipment. Later he became co-owner of Robison & Woods Tractor Compny, where he traveled extensivley to Yugoslavia and conducted international business in the Empire State Building in New York City. The last company he co-owned was Robison and Grissom Tractor Company, where he traveled internationally conducting business in India. He was a faithful member of Victory Baptist Church and a 32nd degree Mason. He was veteran of the U.S. Army
, serving in Japan. He also served in the National Guard.
Services will be noon today, Feb. 15, at Waters Funeral Home Chapel in Baldwyn with Bro. Johnny Hatcher and Bro. Darin Brown Officiating. Burial will be in Camp Creek Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Connie Robison of Guntown; son, Brian Robison of Guntown; daughters, Connie Stuart and Andy of Saltillo and Debbie Taylor and Michael of Guntown; grandchildren (by whom he was affectionally known as ""Daddy Doug""), Drew Stuart and Josh Stuart, Ashley Barrrett, Megan Johnson, Jonathan Taylor and Chad Taylor, Nikki Hendrix, Tess Blankenship, Nissa Smith, Austin Robison, Clay Robison and Dillion Whitt; 17 great-grandchildren; sister, Doris Jones and Bobby of Florence, Ala.; and sister-in-law, Eunice Robison of Guntown.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Helen Davis; and brother, W.T. Robison.
Pallbearers will be Vert Pettigo, Hal Grissom, Thomas Flanagin, Chris Floyd, George Self, Mike Robison, James Gordon Robison and Billy Robison. Honorary pallbearers will be Bobby Jones and Harvey Meeks.