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James A. Robinson

2018-06-13

Mr. James A. Robinson, 87, of Fernandina Beach passed away Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at UF Health in Jacksonville after a short illness.

A native of Jacksonville, Mr. Robinson was a son of the late Abe and Lottie Mae Robinson. After serving in the U. S. Army during the Korean Conflict, Mr. Robinson made his home in Albany, New York. There he spent his career working for the State Department of Education. After retirement, he and his wife, Joyce moved full time to Fernandina Beach in 1986.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Robinson was predeceased by a son, Anthony Payne; a son in law, Ralph Odom and two brothers, Abe and Freeman Robinson.

His surviving family includes his wife, Joyce Robinson; three children, Judy M. Odom, of Fleming Island, Florida, Renata R. Toney, of Buffalo, New York, Larry (Mary) Payne of Albany, New York; several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews as well as a host of extended family members and friends.

No local services will be held. Additional services will be arranged by Newcomer Cremation and Funeral Service in Albany, New York. Mr. Robinson will be buried at Saratoga National Cemetery.

His memory will be cherished forever.