Jimmy Robinson, 1940-2019
James Parham Robinson, III went home to be with the Lord on September 3, 2019. He was born May 17, 1940 to James Parham Robinson, Jr. and Ernestine Chiles Robinson of Keswick, Virginia. He attended the University of Virginia, and shortly thereafter, entered the US Navy. In his entrepreneurial spirit, he opened his first business in downtown Charlottesville called 'Jim's Pipe Shop'. He then moved on to operate 'Cavalier Pipe & Tobacco' successfully for well over 40 years in Barracks Road Shopping Center, serving customers worldwide who became friends.
He was preceeded in death by his parents; paternal grandparents, James Parham Robinson, Sr. and his wife, Mary Lillis Montgomerey; his maternal grandparents L. L. Chiles and his wife, Ruby Shepherd Chiles.
Affectionately known as "Jimmy", he leaves to cherish his memory a devoted wife of 34 years, Cornelia D. Johnson-Robinson of Charlottesville, Virginia; a brother L. Scott Robinson and wife Greta of Largo, Florida; step daughter, Carmelita A. Johnson of Covesville, Virginia; sister-in-law, Polly Sandridge; 3 brother-in-laws, Linwood A. Dowell, Sr., James A. Dowell, Charles L. Dowell and wife Alice; 3 grandchildren, Alicia, Don, Rebecca; 7 great grandchildren; special cousins, nieces, nephews, and a host of other relatives.
Homegoing service will be held 1pm Monday, September 9, at Teague Funeral Chapel, 2260 Ivy Road, Charlottesville, Virginia. Family will recieve friends Sunday, September 8, from 3-4pm at the chapel.
We would like to express our gratitude to Dr. John Lanham and his staff, and Lisa Torres as well, who contributed to Jim's continued healthcare, and all our faithful customers, family and friends.