John B. Robinson, Sr., age 97, passed away peacefully at home on November 22, 2017.
He was predeceased by his loving wife of 71 years, Beverly; his parents Emmaline and Everett Robinson, Sr., and his twin brother Everett Jr. He is survived by his 2 sons, John B. Robinson, Jr., (Diana) and James L. Robinson (Priscilla); his 6 grandchildren, Jim (Annie), Jack (Jill), Brent (Michele), Jennifer (Ryan), Erin, Lindsay (Dave), and 5 great grandchildren, John, Jenna, Anna, Kayla and Julianna.
John’s first job was delivering milk before school for Fraims Dairy. He graduated from Wilmington High School in 1938 and went to work for Pusey and Jones. He then became a lifelong painter, working for his father in-law, William C. Lang, eventually taking over the business as the John B Robinson Painting Company in 1960. He retired in 1997.
John was a lifelong member of Brack-Ex and Christ United Methodist Church, where he sang in the choir and served on numerous committees.
The family would like to extend their gratitude to Seasons Hospice and to our wonderful caregivers, Perdessa and Darlene.
Friends and family are invited to pay their respects on Tuesday November 28 from 9:30-11am followed by a service at 11am at the McCrery and Harra Funeral Home, 3710 Kirkwood Highway Wilmington 19808. Burial will be in Silverbrook Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations in John’s name to Christ United Methodist Church, 6 N. Clifton Ave. Wilmington 19805.