George James Robinson, Jr., 94, of Pine Bluff, died Sunday, May 17, 2020 at his home.
He was born September 19, 1925 in Pine Bluff, son of George James Robinson, Sr and Claire Tschopik Robinson .
Mr. Robinson attended Pine Bluff High School graduating in 1943. He attended the University of Arkansas until he enlisted in the United States Army Air Corps at the age of 18. As a member of the Greatest Generation he was an airplane Armorer Gunner in the European Theatre of Operations from December 1944 to February 1946 with the 366th Bomb Squadron 40th group in the 8th Air Force. In a B-17 he manned a machine gun position in combat during flight. He flew 21 missions during his military service as a tail gunner. His unit received a Presidential Citation and was likewise awarded an Air Medal With Cluster.
When he returned from the service he worked with his Father and Brother as manager of Jefferson Supply Company and a partner in Robinson Brothers Construction and National Economy Plumbers. In 1949 he married Billie Lois Latimer and remained in Pine Bluff until 1965 when he moved to Vero Beach, Florida. Enticed by his uncle Ralph Robinson in the antique business he opened Jim Robinson Antiques in Vero Beach, Florida. He returned to Pine Bluff in 1982 after retiring.
He was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Pine Bluff.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Lee Robinson of Pine Bluff.
Survivors include his wife, Billie Latimer Robinson; a son, Mark Robinson; and daughter, Cherie Robinson all of Pine Bluff.
A memorial graveside service will be 10:00 a.m., Friday, May 22, 2020 at Bellwood Cemetery with The Reverend C.B. Baker officiating by Ralph Robinson and Son Funeral Directors.
Memorials may be made to Trinity Episcopal Church703 West 3rd Avenue, Pine Bluff, AR 71601 or the Jefferson County Humane Society, PO Box 2233, Pine Bluff, AR 71613.