Charles E. Robinson

July 10, 1939May 24, 2016
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OBITUARY NOTES PELL CITY – Funeral Service for Judge Charles E. Robinson, Sr., age 76, will be Thursday, May 26 at 11:00 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in the Beacon. Interment will follow at Valley Hill Cemetery. The family will receive family and friends Wednesday, May 25 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Beacon located at the First United Methodist Church in Pell City.

Judge Robinson passed away Tuesday, May 24, 2016. He is preceded in death by his wife, Mary Anne Lowery Robinson.

He is survived by 2 sons, Charles E. (Jackie) Robinson, Jr., Thomas D. (Kristi) Robinson; grandchildren, Anna Elise Robinson, Charles E. “Chase” Robinson, III, Jacqueline Brooklere “Brooke” Robinson, Mary Elizabeth “Mary Beth” Robinson; 2 sisters, Ann Helms, Jane Cobb; and several nieces & nephews along with special friend, Darrell Cade.

Judge Robinson attended Ashville Schools through the tenth grade. Upon completion of the tenth grade he moved to Pell City and graduated from Pell City High School in 1957. After graduating from Pell City High School, he attended the University of Alabama where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1962. He attended Cumberland School of Law and received his Juris Doctorate degree in 1965. Judge Robinson began his law practice with Judge Frank Embry in 1965 as a third generation St. Clair County lawyer. He served as District Attorney for the 30th Judicial Circuit in 1971-1975. In 1975, he joined the law practice of Church, Trussell & Robinson where he practiced until 1992. He served as Assistant District Attorney, part-time, from 1992-2001. Judge opened his own law practice in 1992 and in 1996, he founded The Law Firm of Robinson & Robinson, P.C.. From 2001-2011, Judge served as the Circuit and Presiding Judge, 30th Judicial Circuit, St. Clair County. After his retirement from the bench, he returned to the private practice of law with The Robinson Law Firm, P.C.. Judge Robinson was active in numerous civic and professional organizations. He was a past member of The Pell City Jaycee’s, Lions Club, Rotary Club, Civitan Club, Pell City Quarterback Club, Pell City Diamond Club, Ben M. Jacobs Lodge, Zamora Temple, Bar Commissioner of The Alabama Bar Association and member of St Clair County Bar Association, State of Alabama Conservation Advisory Board, State of Alabama and St. Clair County Democratic Executive Committee, Board member of the Pell City Center for Education and Performing Arts, 5W Club and numerous others. He was also a 2015 inductee to the St. Clair County Sports Hall of Fame. Member of The First United Methodist Church of Pell City. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Pell City Schools Educational Foundation, Inc., P.O. Box 272, Pell City, AL 35125 or Daughters of the Nile Foundation, in memory of Judge Charles E. Robinson, Sr., 6705 Mesa Drive, Austin, TX 78731.

Condolences may be offered online at Kilgroe Funeral Home – Pell City will direct the service 2219 2nd Avenue North Pell City, AL 35125 205-338-3341


  • Visitation Wednesday, May 25, 2016
  • Funeral Service Thursday, May 26, 2016

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June 2, 2016

The Best , Most Fair Judge I've Ever known , Praying for the family ,and Thank You Judge Robinson , YOU MADE ME SEE.... You will be missed..


June 2, 2016

The fairest Judge i Ever knew, You will be missed , Praying for the Family , And Thank You Judge Robinson , #YOUSAVEDMYLIFE..

May 27, 2016

So sorry for your loss. Charlie was a good man and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. -Paul & Patty Vaughn

Mary Martin

May 26, 2016

Sorry for the lost of your father. He was a wonderful man.

May 26, 2016

Dear Family, Bill and I just learned of Charlie's death. He was always one of our very favorite people in all of St Clair County. A gentle giant who will be missed by so many. Our condolences to all of you. Sally and Bill Vinson

Greg Sumner

May 26, 2016


Shani and I wanted to let you know we are praying for you and your family during this time of mourning. --Greg

Ronnie Clayton

May 26, 2016


We are very sorry for the loss of your father. We are praying for you and your family.

Roger & Debbie Whitaker

May 25, 2016

Charlie, just wanted to let you know that we are thinking about you and Jackie as you deal with this great loss.

Wayne & Mary Lowery

May 25, 2016

Our lives as well as all of Pell City will never be the same without you. You knew how much we missed Mary Ann so I'm confident you know how much we'll miss you. The two of you were more like siblings than cousins. We loved you so much and will truly miss you. Keep those angels straight up there now Judge!

Sue Wilson

May 25, 2016

As District Attorney and as Circuit Judge, Judge Robinson was beloved by the courthouse employees in Ashville.