James Albert Robbins

September 12, 1933 - January 13, 2021

James Albert Robbins, 87, of Beaumont, died peacefully in his home, Wednesday, January 13, 2021. He was born on September 12, 1933, in Merryville, Louisiana, to George Robbins and Jewell Mahan Robbins. In 1954, James married the love of his life, Shirley Roblow Robbins, and they lived and raised their family in Beaumont, Texas.

James, known to many of his friends as ‘Robbie’, was President of Korect Builders, a mom-and-pop company, founded in 1968. Along with his partner, R. F. Fisher, Korect Builders built many projects and changed the landscape in the Golden Triangle area. After Mr. Fisher’s retirement in 1989, James, along with his wife, and son, Bill, kept the company running and thriving. Most notable projects included the Tri Supply Stores in both the Beaumont and Conroe areas. James retired in 2004 as a well-respected businessman in the community. Never needing acknowledgement for his many achievements, he worked hard to successfully provide a wonderful life for his loving wife and three children.

During his life, James enjoyed hunting, raising horses, fishing, and spending time with family and friends. From building a beach cabin in the early 1960’s to ultimately having a lake house on Sam Rayburn, James and Shirley loved entertaining. Many memorable days were shared hosting Christmas parties, fish fries, and crawfish boils for their families. They always enjoyed having people around, always welcoming a new face. James loved telling stories about his childhood and the many chapters of his life. He was a good friend and mentor to many who knew him. Known as ‘Papaw” to his grandkids and great grandkids, he genuinely enjoyed and loved the time he got to share with each one of them. We will all miss him.

James was proceeded in death by his parents, George Robbins and Jewell Mahan Robbins Spears; his loving wife of 60 years, Shirley Robbins; daughter, Christy Robbins; sisters, Billie Deland and Lea Hebel; and brother, George Robbins, Jr.

Survivors include his daughter, Ronda Jones of Beaumont; son, Bill Robbins of Lumberton; daughter-in-love, Wendy Robbins of Lumberton; grandchildren, Josh Jones and wife, Lynne, of Copperas Cove; Jeremiah Jones and Crystal Hardee of Beaumont; Carli Lamb and husband, Blaine, of Lumberton; and Cassie Robbins of Nederland; sister-in-law, Pauline Tanner of Beaumont; and brother-in-law, Morris Duhon of Lake Charles. James was also blessed to have 8 wonderful great-grandchildren, Tyler, Logan, Audi, Brody, Raynee, Layla, Aspen and Ember, along with several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A special thanks the Tanner family for their love and support during this time.

A gathering of Mr. Robbins’ family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Monday, January 18, 2021, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. His funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 19, 2021, at Broussard’s, with his interment to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Beaumont.

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Forest Lawn Memorial Park

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Funeral Service

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  • 1605 n. major drive beaumont tx 77713
  • 01/19/2021
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Crystal Hardee

Deepest sympathy and love to the whole family, Love Crystal, Aspen, and Ember

Larry Busceme

One of the best. Rest In Peace Robbie

Charlene Deaton

Many prayers for all through the loss of such a genuinely kind & generous man. He has been a wonderful friend. , I know he is in a much better place now with his loving wife & daughter.. I’m glad our paths crossed & God provided me the opportunity to know him. His family was the beat of his heart & my condolences go out to each of you. I’m sure he will be missed but know this, he was so proud of you. . He was admired & loved by many. He will be truly missed .

Lucille Reynolds Tatum

My deepest sympathy to all family and friends. Many memories of visiting with my cousins in Beaumont from north Louisiana. They always made us feel more than welcome in their home and putting us up for the night although we showed up unannounced. Love to all from your cousin

Connie Broussard

My deepest condolences, May God keep his loving arms around his family at this sad and difficult time..

Mary & Ronnie Bonin

So very sorry for your loss. He was such a sweet man. Loved hearing his stories. He will be missed.

Frank and Pam Nance

Prayers go out to the family, we grew up around Mr Robbins, he always cared more about your life than his own, what a beautiful loving person. He will be missed. His son Bill always cared about his Dad. We love you Bill.

Judy Kuhn Bell

RIP Robbie Robbins! Love you and we will meet again.

Becky & Rodney Ames

Condolences, prayers and thoughts are with the family. Nice person that will be missed.