PARISHVILLE- Graveside services for Willard (Billy) James Robinson , 85, of Parishville, NY, who passed away on March 19, 2019 at Canton-Potsdam Hospital, Potsdam, will be held in the springtime in the Fairview Cemetery, Parishville. In keeping with Billy's wishes, there will be no funeral services or calling hours at this time. A celebration in memory of Billy will be scheduled for the summer. Billy was born in Syracuse, NY to Willard B. and Mary Violet (Carbary) Robinson on January 24, 1934. He attended the Potsdam Campus School and then Potsdam High School graduating in 1953. He married Shirley Pryce on November 25, 1957. He worked as a private painting contractor for many years and was the co-owner and operator of JEBS Market in Parishville, NY until 1998. Billy was an avid outdoorsman and naturalist. His favorite time was spent at the log cabin in Hopkinton that he built by hand with his family.
Billy is survived by his wife of nearly 62 years, Shirley (Pryce) Robinson of Parishville, two sons James (Ellen) Robinson of Germantown, MD and Lawrence (Chikako) Robinson of Potsdam, a daughter Jennifer (Charles) Henry, Canton, one half-sister Virginia Ward, Potsdam, 8 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was predeceased by his parents and a brother Charles Robinson. Memorial donations in Billy's memory may be made to the Parishville Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 264 Parishville, NY and memories and condolences may be shared online at www.buckfuneralhome.com . The Buck Funeral Home in Colton is serving the family of Willard (Billy) James Robinson.