Johnny L. “J.R.” Robinson, 65, of Sioux City, entered into rest on Tuesday, July 12, 2022. Visitation will be held on Friday, July 22, 2022, from 12:00-1:00pm with service beginning at 1:00pm at Meyer Brothers Hamilton Chapel. Burial following at Logan Park Cemetery. Online condolences may be directed to www.meyerbroschapels.com.
Johnny was born the son of Charles W. and Margaret (Galloway) Robinson on January 22, 1957, in Sioux City, Iowa. He graduated from West High School as a star athlete in Track and Field and Football. He holds the 440-yard relay record at West High School. He was a dominant force on the field and a true competitor. Johnny always provided for his family working 20 plus years of construction and Driving Semi over the road.
He enjoyed spending time with his wife, kids, and grandchildren, especially Zion. He loved outings, Sioux City events (favorite was Saturday in the Park and Rivercade Parade). He loved listening to music and going to live events, watching sports (The Biggest Kansas City Chief Fan), and enjoyed going to casinos and dog track. Johnny enjoyed traveling to the Twin Cities visiting his youngest brother and kids’ playing spades and grilling out. Johnny always had a big radiant smile and contagious laugh. He had a pure heart and loved EVERYONE. If anyone was in need or in trouble, Johnny was always the first person they would call, and he would be right there. Johnny will be sincerely missed by all that had the pleasure of knowing him.
We are completely devastated by the loss of our dad. There are not enough words to describe our pain right now. We were incredibly blessed to have him in our lives. The only comfort we have moving forward is Johnny was loved by many. We would like to thank everyone who has shown love and support during this difficult time. Thank you for all the prayers, love, and sharing grief we all have endured. We as a family, truly appreciate you all.
Johnny is survived by his wife Sue Robinson and children, Corey Robinson of Sioux City, Alicia Wilson of Sioux City, Stephanie Robinson of Sioux City; siblings, Gloria Vaughns, Tena Butler, Anthony Robinson, Ronnie Robinson, and Corey Robinson; grandchildren, Tianna, Breckyn, Lennox, Jaelin, Jayden, Josiha, Joshua Jr, and Zion Robinson.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and his younger brother Kenny Robinson.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be sent to Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel.
Johnny overcame a four-year battle fighting chronic congestive heart failure, Stage four end-stage Renal failure and many different health complications. He is the definition of a true WARRIOR.