Obituary for James Dean Robinson of Pinehurst

James Dean Robinson, 86, of Pinehurst, died unto Christ on Saturday, September 18, 2021, at his residence.

Dean was predeceased by his parents and Brother Charles Corbitt Robinson.

Dean was born in Asheville, NC and graduated from Clemson University in 1959 with a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering. After graduating, he was employed by Western Electric in the Engineering Dept. in Georgia and later transferred to AT&T Long Lines in Washington DC. In the early 1970’s he transferred to Pittsburgh, PA & worked in the AT&T Eastern Facilities and the International Operations Center. In Pittsburgh, he met & married his sweetheart, Diane in 1986. They both transferred to Northern Virginia then to North Carolina with AT&T in 1990 where they resided for the last 31 years. Dean retired from AT&T with 35 years of service and later went into his own business at Colony Shade & Custom Closets until 2017 when he and Diane retired after 21 years in business in the Sandhills.

Surviving is his wife Diane Brennfleck Robinson of the home, sons James D. (Jay) Robinson (Sharon), Charles Mac Robinson (Julie) and a daughter Tamela Loberger (Mike) all of Woodruff, SC. 7 Grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and sister-in-law Dianne A. Robinson of Charlotte.

A memorial service to celebrate Dean’s life will be held at 2 PM Sunday, October 24, 2021, at the First Baptist Church of Southern Pines with Dr. David Helms officiating. The family will receive friends following the service. Face coverings are suggested for the service.

The family suggests in lieu of flowers please make memorial contributions to the First Baptist Church Music Program, 200 East New York Ave, Southern Pines, NC 28387 or to the American Heart Association, PO Box 840692, Dallas, TX 75284-0692.

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Services are entrusted to Boles Funeral Home of Pinehurst.

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