Robert "Robin" James, Jr.

Obituary of Robert "Robin" S. James, Jr.

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Robert S. “Robin” James, Jr., 68 husband of Carol Shaleuly James, lost his battle to cancer on Sunday morning, July 24, 2022 in the comfort of his own home surrounded by his family. Born in Sumter, he was a son of the late Robert Shelton James and Janet Arndt James. Robin is survived by his wife Carol of 37 years, daughters Amanda and Courtney, sisters Mary Ann Duke and Margaret Branham, and several nieces, nephews, and extended family. Robin attended The Citadel where he held a Bachelor of Science in Business. As a business owner of James Formal Wear, he has been serving the Sumter community for the past 40 years. The formal wear store was not only a place of work for Robin, but also a place to gather with great food and even greater friends. He was known for his famous weekly fish fries held in the back of his store where he and all his fishing buddies would gather and eat fish they caught on one of their many fishing trips. Robin was a loving father, husband, and friend to everyone. The family will receive friends from 10 A.M. to 11 A.M. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. Funeral Services will be held at 11 A.M. Wednesday at First Baptist Church with Rev. Shelden Timmerman and Dr. Allen Kolb officiating. Pallbearers will be Dr. Al Jordan, Chip McMillan, Frank Holloway, Porter Thompkins, Jeff Sanford, Dumont Wright, Harvey Achziger, Kelly Jackson and Dr. Kent Cunningham. Burial will be private. Memorial Donations may be made to the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network, 4915 St. Elmo Avenue, #202, Bethesda, MD 20814. Online condolences may be made at Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home & Crematory, 221 Broad Street, Sumter, is in charge of the arrangements (803) 775-9386.
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