James W. Robinson

James W. Robinson, 78, of Parkersburg, left his temporary home in exchange for his eternal one in heaven, on Good Friday, March 29, 2013. Known by many names including, Dad, Grandpa, Jimmy and Uncle Jim, Jiggs.

James was born Dec. 31, 1934, in St. Albans, W.Va., a son of the late Isaac A. and Gladine J. Waldon Robinson. He graduated from Garnett High School in 1952. And attended the West Virginia State Barber College, where he became a licensed barber. In 1957, he moved to Parkersburg with his wife, Mary Elizabeth Jones, where they had his only child, Janiece, and he began a 56-year barber career.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Elizabeth; daughter, Janiece Thompson of Charleston, W.Va.; three grandsons, Brandon Thomas of New York, N.Y., De’Metrius and Devon Thompson of Huntington, W.Va.; his one sister, Dolores Dollieo Dumas of Dunbar, W.Va.; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his two brothers, Isaac A. and Bobby L. Robinson.

Services will be held 1 p.m. Friday at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, 400 Green Street, Parkersburg, with Pastor Bobby L. Robinson Jr. officiating, and guest speaker, Pastor Nancy Jones, with burial to follow at Evergreen North Cemetery, Parkersburg. Visitation will be 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home prior to the service.

Condolences may be sent to the Robinson family at www.lamberttatman.com