James L. Robinson
Jim was born in Carroll County on March 28, 1936, the son of the late Fred Robinson and Grace Brown Robinson. He was a graduate of Carrollton High School. Upon graduation, he signed a contract to play baseball with the Philadelphia Phillies, the same club that signed his pitcher father (Fred) almost three decades prior. Jim was the first Carrollton High School pitcher to be signed by a professional baseball team. Like his father, he was an outstanding pitcher. After two years of playing for the Phillies, then two years for the New York Yankees, he succumbed to an injury. After marrying, he enlisted in the U.S. Army where he spent most of his enlistment in Germany.
Robinson was later a purchasing manager for Glidden Paint Company and later owned and operated Carrollton Paint and Wallcovering. He enjoyed his friends, neighbors, and family. He was known to be a man of integrity, with a great sense of humor. He was a member of the Fifth Avenue Baptist Church in Decatur, GA.
Survivors include his wife, Hariette S. Robinson; sister, Julia New of Carrollton; and several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Marion Lee New.
Funeral service will be Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at 2 pm from the chapel of Almon Funeral Home with Rev. Walley Dedman officiating.
Pallbearers will be Billy Gamble, Chris New, Archie White, Joey Key, Lynn Owens, David Simpson, Bubba Chewning, and Doug Almon.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday from 6 to 8 pm.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to Tanner Hospice Care, P.O. Box 1136, Carrollton, Ga 30112.
Interment will be in Carroll Memory Gardens with American Legion Post #143 making the flag presentation.
Messages of condolences may be sent to the family at www.almonfuneralhome.com.
Home of Carrollton in charge of arrangements.