James “Dale” Robison, 73, entered heaven on January 14, 2023, surrounded by family and friends. He was born on December 10, 1949, to James Bradford Robison and Opal Elizabeth Wear Robison. He grew up in the heart of Clay, Alabama, surrounded by a host of cousins and special friends that were with him throughout his entire life.
He loved his Lord and Savior and made a habit of praying for everyone he met or had a request.
He was an avid sports fan, especially Auburn football. He was always up for a good “War Eagle.” He never met a stranger. Within minutes of meeting someone he knew, he could always find a connection to you, whether it be to your hometown, your family, or even some random fact, and he would never forget you from that moment. He loved food and always seemed to be where the good food was. He loved big. He loved everyone and was a social butterfly. He loved history and especially his family and the city of Clay history. He could tell you easily about the entire family tree lineage going back several generations. He was an animal lover since youth when he had horses and had numerous pets and animal friends. He will surely be missed by his special dog neighbor, Buddy, who visited with him almost daily.
During his life, he worked as a land surveyor at Sullivan Lumber and as a security guard at NCP.
He is survived by his daughter Suzanne (Rusty) Ellis, grandsons Mason and Josh Ellis, Nieces and Nephews: Dennis Robison, Dawn Martin, Jill (Scott) West, and Teresa Moore, and a host of cousins and lifelong special friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents: James “Jim” and Opal Robison, brother: Gary Robison, sister: Teresa “June” Hendricks; and nephew: David Robison.