James E. “Buddy” Robinson

Published 4:46 pm Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Mr. James E. “Buddy” Robinson, 95, of Atmore, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014.

He was born in Repton, to the late Ernest N. and Margaret Straughn Robinson. He was a Coast Guard/Navy veteran of World War II and was a devoted member of St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church. He co-owned Atmore Recap Shop for 32 years with his brother, Babe.

During his lifetime, he donated more than 10 gallons of blood to The American Red Cross, was a past commander of the American Legion, and was an avid community volunteer and leader.

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He was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Linda Pavonne Robinson; and his parents and two siblings, Henderson Robinson and Edward “Babe” Robinson.

He is survived by four children, Margaret (the late Keith) Russell of Orange Beach, Sherry (Mike) Roberts of Atlanta, Ga., Kathy (Gary) Heacock of Talladega and Karl (Alison) Robinson of Atmore; 12 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

The family held a private memorial on Aug. 8.
Donations may be made to the Atmore chapter of the American Red Cross, American Legion (Atmore post), or St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church.