James H. Robinson

Published 4:35 pm Thursday, March 25, 2021

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James Herbert Robinson, 88 of Shallotte died Monday, March 8, 2021 in SECU Hospice in Bolivia.

Mr. Robinson was born in Brunswick County on August 11, 1931, son of the late Vance Potter Robinson and Linnie Sellers Robinson. His father Vance died when James Herbert was a young child. Later his mother married Mr. Jarvis Sellers who was a wonderful father figure to him. As a young man, he joined the Shallotte National Guard and later joined the United States Air Force serving December 1950 until September 1954 and reenlisted October 1955 and served until October 1959. During his time of service he was an airborne radio operator. He served as plant manager at Atlantic Telephone Membership Coop in Shallotte until 1976 then moved to Belhaven, North Carolina where he worked with the Tri County Telephone Coop until his retirement in 1996. He moved back to Shallotte in 2003. He was a member of Shallotte Lodge #727 A.F. & A.M. James Herbert was an avid Ham Radio enthusiast and still remained licensed as an operator. He was preceded in death by five brothers and five sisters.

Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Sally Robinson; nieces, Margaret McCranie, Gladys Stanley, Diana Dorsey, Dora Henry, Linnie Robinson, Wilma Hitt, and Denise Drew; nephews, Jack Drew and Gene Drew.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. at the Lou White Memorial Chapel at White Funeral and Cremation Service, 3660 Express Drive, Shallotte, North Carolina. Reverend Alex Parker will officiate the service. Interment will follow in Brunswick Memorial Gardens with masonic rites and military honors.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.

You may offer online condolences at www.shallottefunerals.com. Arrangements are by White Funeral and Cremation Service.