James Willard Robson was born March 14, 1937, one of fourteen children to the late Burch and Mandy Steen Robson of Marlboro County, South Carolina. He married the love of his life, Nancy on January 18, 1958 and they recently celebrated 63 years together. He proudly served his country in the United States Army. James had a long career in textiles retiring after 44 years from JP Steven, Inc. / Gulistan Carpets. Following retirement, he joined his family at Richard Boles Funeral Service where he loved helping others in their time of need. He loved serving as a member of the Roseland United Methodist Church. James entered his Heavenly home at the age of 84 on April 3, 2021.
James, called Willard by family was a hardworking, special man with a sweet spirit who always with a smile and strived to make others feel special and loved. A hero to his family, James was a devoted husband, an amazing daddy, a wonderful granddaddy and great granddaddy who cherished every second with his family. He was also a loving brother, uncle and a devoted friend to many. He was an avid golfer, loved fishing, deer hunting, and looking forward to turkey and bird hunting the next season with his boys.
Along with his parents, he is preceded in death by brothers, Earl Robson, Garrison Robson, Doug Robson, David Robson and sisters, Elizabeth Robson, Sue Robson Rishel, and Patricia Ann Robson.
James leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife of 63 years, Nancy Roberts Robson of the home in Aberdeen; his adoring daughter, Sharon Robson Boles and husband Richard Boles of Laurinburg; his number one granddaughter, Kelsie Boles Lucas and husband Raven Lucas of Gibson; his number one grandson, Richard “Richie” Boles of Laurinburg; the joys of his heart great grandchildren, Sampson Dean Lucas and Swayze Rae Lucas. He is also survived by his siblings, Jean Coleman of Hamlet, Libby Hughes (Hal) of High Point, Catherine Robinson (Phil) of Candor, Curtis Robson of Rockingham, Jerry Robson (Janice) of Cordova, Wanda O’Neal (Tommy) of Rockingham; brothers and sister-in-law, Jimmy Roberts of Norman, Terrell Roberts of Rockingham, Clyde and Katharine Hunt of Greensboro; along with his many nieces, nephews and a host of loving family and friends.
Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at the Richard Boles Funeral Service Chapel officiated by Rev. Harry Clark and Rev. Trevor Blair. Burial with military honors will follow at Hillside Memorial Park in Laurinburg. The family will have a time of visitation from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday evening at Richard Boles Funeral Service.
Memorial donations are requested to be given to the Gideon’s International, PO Box 171, Laurinburg, NC 28353 or the Roseland United Methodist Church, Roseland, NC
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