James Monroe Robinson, Sr. began his earthly life on September 19, 1922, in Dalton Missouri and began his heavenly life on May 15, 2021. He is one of 13 children of Verland and Minnie Robinson. His wife, Elizabeth McAdams Robinson, his son, James M. Robinson Jr., both parents, and 11 siblings preceded him in death.
He attended school in Dalton, Missouri, and was a 1942 graduate of Dalton Vocational High School. He met the love of his life, Elizabeth Frances McAdams, during his high school years. They were united in Holy Matrimony on February 21, 1943. To this blessed union, eight children were born, lovingly called “The Big Eight”.
He was a faithful and loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, father in-law, brother, brother in-law, uncle, cousin, community leader, and church member his entire life. He shared his time, talent and bounty with his family and community. He was a Mason and American Legion member. He loved the Lord and at a young age was baptized at the First Baptist Church in Dalton, Missouri. After moving to Kansas City, Kansas, he united with Trinity AME church where he served in leadership positions and loved to sing, especially in the Male Chorus and was the oldest member of the church. To many, he served as a father figure. He was a kind man, a good man, and a man that quietly helped his community.
He is a World War II Army Veteran, and Buffalo Soldier, inducted into the Army on February 16, 1943. He would tell you with great certainty that he spent 2 years 9 months and 27 days in the United States Army and was honorably discharged on December 12, 1945. In February 2019 he received the “Award for Patriotic Service” from the state of Missouri for service during World War II. He was proud to be a Buffalo Soldier.
He had 42 years of distinguished service at the US Postal Service serving many years as the Superintendent Engineer. In 1950 this entrepreneur power couple, James, and Elizabeth, started Robinson Delivery Service. This small family-owned business spanned over 60 years and employed hundreds of people.
He loved and cherished his Family, enjoyed the T-Bones baseball, any sporting event on TV, and debating the important issues of the day.
He leaves to continue his legacy of love through his beloved sister, Bettie Williams, Kansas City, Missouri; three sons, Roy L. Robinson, Sr. (Sylvia), Verland Terry Robinson, Kevin H. Robinson (Danita), all of Kansas City, Kansas; four daughters, Dr. Linda R. Crain, Kansas City; Frances Robinson Hunt (Larry), Houston, Texas; Cecelia A. Harrison (Frank), Little Elm, Texas; and Anita E. Robinson, Overland, Park, Kansas; Daughter-in-law, Frances Bradley Robinson, 11 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and thousands of friends.
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