Jimmy Luther Robinson

Jimmy Luther Robinson, 83, of Waco, passed away, Monday, October 9th, surrounded by his loving family, after a short but courageous battle with stomach and lung cancer.

Visitation: Thursday, October 12th from 10:00AM to 12:00PM at Lake Shore Funeral Home, 5201 Steinbeck Bend in Waco.

Graveside service: Thursday, October 12th at 2:00PM at Dresden Cemetery just outside of Blooming Grove.

Jimmy was the son of James C. and Ruby “Mur” Dockery Robinson of Corsicana. He was born September 29, 1934 in Corsicana. In 1942, the family moved to the Waco area, where Jimmy attended Waco schools and Waco High School. He went on to continue his education at the Air Force Tech School in Denver, CO., where he learned his lifelong trade as Journeyman Electrician. He was a longtime member of the local #72 of the IBEW (International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers). He worked from the mid 1960’s to the mid 1970’s for NASA, he was proud that during his time there he was able to meet all of astronauts that were working to further our countries space exploration. Upon moving back to the central Texas area, he worked for M&M Mars here in Waco for over 20 years. Jimmy was a boating enthusiast, enjoying many hours on local area lakes and rivers with his family and lifelong friends, Don Pearson, Don Davenport and John Kirkpatrick. Jimmy was an avid fan and supporter of the Houston Oilers for many years and in later was a Dallas Cowboy’s fan. Jimmy was preceded in death by his parents J. C. and Ruby “Mur” Robinson; his niece, Dana Smith; and numerous cousins.

Jimmy is survived by his loving daughters, Wendy Allison and husband Jay of Spring, twins, Sandy Harris and husband Marty of Austin and Mandy Hale and husband Jim; sister, Kay Smith and husband Bobby of China Spring; brother, Billy Robinson and wife Melba of Friendswood; he was “Pop” to 14 grandchildren, Ashley Countryman and husband Jason, Miranda Ann Allison, Loreal Fritz and fiancé Tucker Wilhite, Ranse Fritz and wife Janeth, Reese Hull, Jimmy Hale, Jr., Joshua Hale, Brad Anderson, Brandon Anderson and wife Sarah, Brooke Shaeffer and husband Scott and Joseph Hale and companion Jackie Niles; 12 great-grandchildren, Hope Countryman, Ayden Countryman, Thomas Countryman, Luke Fritz, Grace Fritz, Faith Fritz, Dylan Boardman, Jessie Anderson, Jaxon Anderson, Garret Shaeffer, Brianna Shaeffer, and Sladen Shaeffer; the mother of his children, Barbara Beard; along with numerous cousins, nieces and nephews and other loving friends.

Jimmy’s family would like to say thank you to the staff of The Brazos of Waco, the staff from Providence Hospice and doctors, staff and nurses of Providence Hospice Place for all of their tender loving care and support they gave during the last few weeks and days.

Contact Information:

Lake Shore Funeral Home and Cremation Services

5201 Steinbeck Bend Dr
Waco, TX 76708
United States (US)
Phone: (254) 752-5900

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  1. “Please accept my sympathy as you mourn the loss of Mr. Robinson, may the God of all comfort give you peace of heart at this time. It is good to remember at times such as this that our road map to life, God’s inspired word is alive, and gives comfort for this who mourn as well as hope for those sleeping in death. Acts 17:27, Hosea 13:14, and Acts 24:15 are just a few examples. May you meditate on these passages for strength, they have helped me when I have suffered loss in my family.”

  2. Karen Jackson :

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I will never forget him! He always had a smile for me. Love you both and sending prayers for comfort during this difficult time.

  3. Jackie McLean :

    Prayers for all of you. He was a special man.

  4. I’m so sorry to hear about your loss. Wendy, Mandy & Sandy and family your in my prayers for peace and strength during this time.

  5. Tammy McCulloch :

    I am so very sorry for your loss. I’m praying for you both and your families during this very difficult time. Love you both.

  6. Ronny Bredemeyer :

    To the Family and friends of Jim Robinson. I am very sorry to find out that Jim has passed away. I worked with him for many years at M & M Mars. I had in 25 years and retired, I think just before he finished hos 20 years and retired!!. He was a good friend and fellow Associate as a Mechanic at work, and most of the time had something funny to say,, or tell some jokes!! I’m very sorry to see that he fought the battle with cancer!! So, he now has no more pain and suffering, but we are ‘still’ not ready to let him go!! Condolences/Thoughts/Prayers go to his Family, and friends!! May GOD be with ‘each’ of you!! Please remember the good/fun times that WE have had with Jim and hopefully this will see you through!! Rest IN Peace Jim.

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