James Robinson Sr.

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James N. Robinson Sr., 76, of Collinsville, IL, born June 25, 1944, in East St. Louis, IL, died Saturday, November 7, 2020, at his residence.

Mr. Robinson worked as a sheet metal worker at Wiegmann Electric, Freeburg, IL, before his retirement. He was a member of the Sheet Metal Workers Local and belonged to the Freeburg Masonic Lodge #418. Jim was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Freeburg, IL.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ray E. and Ruth, nee Fields, Robinson; and a brother, Edmond Robinson

Surviving are his wife, Shirley A., nee Miles, Robinson; two daughters, Teresa Marie Perkinson, and Linda Jane (Randy) Jennings; four sons, Edward Don Perkinson, Michael Wayne (Pam) Perkinson, Robert Eugene (Michelle) Perkinson, and James Norman Jr. (Jessica) Robinson; 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; a brother, Jerry Robinson; and nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

Visitation:  Friends may visit from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday, November 12, 2020, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Freeburg, IL.  Standard CDC guidelines, including masks and a limited number of visitors at any one time will be observed.

Funeral:  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, November 12, 2020, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Freeburg, IL, with Deacon Corby Valentine officiating.

Burial will be at Elmwood Cemetery, Freeburg, IL.


12 Comments on James Robinson Sr.

Edna Mae Cordes-Brandt said : Guest Report Nov 16, 2020 at 6:52 PM

Deepest sympathy to cousin Jim's family. All of you are in our thoughts and prayers. Edna Mae and Family.

  • New Athens
  • IL
Harold and Carol Jennings said : Guest Report Nov 11, 2020 at 9:02 PM

I will miss my conversations with Jim at Thanksgiving and Christmas at Linda and Randy's house. He was a real gentleman and great family man. Our condolences to his entire family, especially Shirley.

  • MO
Sandy Hudson said : Guest Report Nov 10, 2020 at 9:37 PM

Shirley and family, my sincere sympathy to you. Remembering Jim as a sweet and generous co-worker, I’m still running his CNC press that he handed off to me at his retirement. Many times his name is still mentioned, RIP Jim

  • Smithton
  • IL
Jamie Smith said : Guest Report Nov 10, 2020 at 8:49 PM

My deepest sympathy and condolences to the family and friends of Jim. I got the privilege to work with and get to know Jim from Wiegmann. Always a kind and straight to the point kind of a guy with a sense of humor. He will be greatly missed. Rest easy my friend.

  • Smithton
  • Illinois
Brenda said : Guest Report Nov 10, 2020 at 12:28 PM

You will be truly miss ! Prayers to the family !! Love you all

  • Belleville
  • IL
Robert BROADDUS said : Guest Report Nov 10, 2020 at 7:14 AM

You will be missed, my good good friend.

  • St. Jacob
  • Illinois
Vera said : Guest Report Nov 09, 2020 at 4:57 PM

My thoughts and prayers to the family. You will be missed. Love you all

  • Palm Bay
  • Florida
Ronald and jean speiser said : Guest Report Nov 09, 2020 at 4:29 PM

Our sympathy to our cousin Jim’s entire family. You have our sincere condolences and prayers. Due to the covid increases in Freeburg we are doing our condolences on line. Our prayers are with him and his family.

  • Freeburg
  • Illinois
Amanda Huffman said : Guest Report Nov 09, 2020 at 4:09 PM

Rest In Peace ...prayers for his Family

  • Freeburg
  • IL
Lee said : Guest Report Nov 09, 2020 at 2:55 PM

Rest well my friend.

  • Freeburg
  • IL
Savannah King said : Guest Report Nov 09, 2020 at 1:42 PM

You had a heart of gold Pawpa and will always be much more than just my grandfather. I know your happy up their in heaven in the arms of God and sissy but I will miss you so much until we meet again. I love you so much. Rest in peace.

  • Fort Worth
  • TX
Mandy said : Guest Report Nov 09, 2020 at 11:05 AM

Prayers to the family. I will miss him.

  • Belleville
  • IL

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