COVINGTON - James R. "Jim" Robinson Sr., 89, of Covington, a lifetime resident of Miami County, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, at the Upper Valley Medical Center.
Jim was born in Tipp City on Sept. 17, 1923, to the late Harry Lee Robinson and Iva Pearl (Russell) Williams.
He retired after 37 years of service from Armco Stone Quarry and was a lifetime farmer.
Mr. Robinson was a charter member of the Midwest Draft Horse & Mule Association; member of the Dixie Twirlers Square Dance Club, Versailles; member of Ohio Cornhuskers Association; and he loved to farm, drive horses and raise German Shepherd dogs.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Rosella Ruth (Cain) Robinson in 1999; son, Bill Robinson; brother, Roy Robinson; six sisters, Marie, Jessie, Lottie, Grace, Irene and Florence "Tiny."
Jim is survived by his five sons and daughters-in-law, Tom Robinson of Covington, James R. Jr. "John" Robinson of Greenville, Dick and Sandy Robinson, Denny and Mandy Robinson and Gary "Frank" Robinson, all of Covington; his three daughters and son-in-law, Nancy and Ted Hicks of Bradford, Marie Hamilton of Union and Bonnie Robinson of Covington; 20 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; sister, Genie Apple of Seminole, Fla.; other relatives and many friends.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Bridges-Stocker-Fraley Funeral Home, Covington, with Pastor Michael Yingst officiating. Interment will follow in Miami Memorial Park Cemetery, Covington. The family will receive friends 4-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of Miami County, Covington Fire Department or Covington Rescue Squad.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.stockerfraley.com