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In Memory of
James Howard "Jim" Robbins Jr.
1941 -
2017

Obituary for James "Jim" Robbins Jr.

James "Jim" Robbins Jr.
James H. (Jim) Robbins, 75, of Roanoke, went to be with the Lord on Friday, May 19, 2017, at UVA Medical Center following a lengthy illness.

He was born in Wilmington, N.C. to the late Howard and Leah Robbins. He was also predeceased by his brother, Billy Robbins; and his in-laws, IJ and Naomi Minnix.

Jim was a long time member of Clearbrook Grace Brethern Church and a long dedicated worker at Camp Tuk-a-way. He served on the boards of Bolling Conference Grounds and Cave Spring Recreation Foundation. He was retired from General Electric and was a Military Veteran. He was a graduate of New Hanover High School in Wilmington, NC. He attended the University of North Carolina and was an avid Tarheel Fan. He was a former member of the Roanoke Ski Club and Roanoke Photography Club.

He is survived by his wife, Ruby Minnix Robbins; daughters and sons-in-law, Jessica (David) Kingery, Janna (Joshua) Hubbard, and Joy Robbins; brother and sister-in-law, John (Sandra) Robbins; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Don and Emily Minnix; grandchildren, Nicole, Tiffany, and Kendra Kingery, Paisley, Skyla, and Charis Hubbard; soon to be born grandson, Cable Hubbard; nephews and their spouses, Chris (Jay) Minnix and Jason (Amy) Robbins; great-nieces, Anna and Kate Robbins; great-nephew, James Robbins; and beloved pet, Isabella.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at John M. Oakey & Son Funeral Home in Salem. A funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 am on Thursday, May 25, 2017, in the funeral home’s chapel with Pastors Paul Sink and Don Eshelman officiating. Burial will follow at Martin Cemetery.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.johnmoakey.com.
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