YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Mr. James C. Robinson, 45, of Youngstown, departed this life Thursday, December 2, 2021 at Mercy Health St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital.

Mr. Robinson was born May 23, 1976 in Youngstown, a son of Lester Lee and Faith Ann Williams Robinson. 

He was a 1995 graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School and had received his CDL license. 

He was a material hauler (tow motor operator) for General Motors Corporation for 22 years. 

He was an all around handyman who loved grilling and was called “the grill master”.  He also enjoyed cooking, fixing cars and spending time with his family.

He leaves to mourn his passing, his beloved wife, the former Detrik Parker; children, Jamie Robinson and Jamison Robinson, both of Columbus, James, Jr. and Jalen Robinson, both of Youngstown; bonus children, Soroya, Roy and  Royona Edmondson, Alize and Andrea Fitzgerald, Armani Hayes and Ariaha Hyshaw; grandchildren, Zayden, Za’Karil and D’Lontae J. Robinson, all of Youngstown and DeWayne Darrington, Jr. of Columbus; siblings, JoAnn Boyd of Dallas, Texas, Johnathan Robinson of Huntsville, Alabama, Kimberly, Lisa, Lester, Jr., Leslie and Marla Robinson, all of Youngstown; grandmother, Garnetta Williams of Youngstown; best friends, Troy Wallace, Jeff Leggett, Michael Finocchi, Theo Williams, Emmett Warren and Benjamin Parker and a host of nieces, including Jessica Hudson and Shana Robinson; nephews, other family and friends.

James was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Leslie and Robin Robinson; grandparents, Jimmy Williams, Roda Robinson and Crosby Robinson and his aunt, Katherine Williams.

A walk through will be held on Monday, December 13, 2021 from 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at the L. E. Black, Phillips & Holden Funeral Home. Private funeral services will follow for the family at 12:00 Noon. 

Due to the pandemic, all guests are asked to wear masks and observe social distancing.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of James, please visit our floral store.

A television tribute will air Monday, December 13 at the following approximate times: 7:10 a.m. on FOX, 12:22 p.m. on WKBN, 5:08 p.m. on MyYTV and 7:27 p.m. on WYTV.