On September 22nd, 2021, Harold “Big Rob” Edward Robinson Jr, loving husband and father of 2 sons, passed away peacefully in Wilmington NC at the age of 67.
“Big Rob” was born January 3, 1954 to Harold and Lucille Robinson and grew up in the Halifax, Roanoke Rapids, NC area. He studied business administration at Campbell University and worked in the automotive industry for over 40 years.
On October 22nd, 1977 he married the love of his life and best friend Joann from St. Louis MO and they raised two sons, Robbie and Tony. His wife and children were his heartbeat and joy to the last.
“Big Rob” was passionate about family and friends and was an avid Duke basketball fan. His quick wit, larger than life personality, and sarcastic jokes could put a smile on anyone’s face.
“Big Rob” preceded the deaths of his father Harold and mother Lucille. He leaves behind his wife Joann, his two sons Robbie and his wife Stacy from New Bern and Tony from Charleston, his brother Timmy and his wife Elizabeth from Roanoke Rapids, sister Luanne Phillips and her husband Mark from Greenville and his granddaughter Brooke, many nieces, Nephews, cousins and extended family.
On Tuesday, September 28, 2021, a memorial service will be held at the Askew Funeral and Cremation Services in Roanoke Rapids at 2:00 p.m., led by Rev. Randy Martin.
Flowers or donations can be sent to 731 Roanoke Ave Roanoke Rapids.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday from 7 a.m. to 8.30 a.m.