Jeffrey “Jeff” Charles Robinson, 42, went to be with the Lord on February 29, 2020. We know he’s enjoying the wrestling ring in the sky. He was born on April 19, 1977 at DePaul Hospital in Norfolk, VA to Edgar & Brenda Robinson.
Jeffrey is most known for his passion for professional wrestling. As a child, Jeff’s late Grandpa Donald Major introduced him to professional wrestling. His love for wrestling never stopped & he was a walking encyclopedia about everything wrestling. He met numerous professional wrestlers throughout his life, but was most proud of meeting Ric Flair & he was very grateful of his friendship with the late Ivan Koloff. When Jeff turned 18, he became an official referee for various indie wrestling circuits which is where he earned the nickname, “Jeff the Ref”. Later, that love of wrestling brought him to become the head of security for Vanguard Championship Wrestling (VCW) & he enjoyed working with everyone there. Most recently Jeff was a co-host in a podcast called, “Wrestling with the Future.” He was so very proud of how much this “little podcast that could” was growing.
Jeffrey also enjoyed his time as a waiter at The Cheesecake Factory where he had the opportunity wait on Tom Hanks, Shirley MacLaine & Bruce Smith of the Washington Redskins to name a few. Bruce Smith liked Jeff’s service so much that while Jeff worked there, he would only eat there when Jeff was working & even wrote a complimentary letter about Jeff to The Cheesecake Factory offices. Jeff’s incredible customer service skills served him very well both at The Cheesecake Factory and then at GEICO where he was a sales agent.
He is preceded in death by his grandparents Donald and Juanita Major as well as Edgar Cecil and Mabel Agnes Robinson.
Jeffrey leaves to cherish his memory is his mother, Brenda M. Robinson; father, Edgar C. Robinson, Jr. & Stepmother, Patsy P. Robinson; his sister, Amy B. Robinson Behm (Roger); Stepbrother David Johnson (Debra) & Stepsister Diana Dann (Archie); his special nephews & nieces: Tyler Merriam & Cody Behm; Daniel, Dustin, Delanie & Danae Johnson; Noah, Molly & Anson Dann; close friend Becky Shaw and lots of extended family members and friends.
Jeffrey’s visitation will take place on Friday, March 6 from 6:00pm until 8:00pm at Altmeyer Funeral Home Southside Chapel (5033 Rouse Drive, Virginia Beach, 23462). His funeral service will take place the following day Saturday, March 7 at Altmeyer Funeral Home Southside Chapel at 12:00 pm with burial to follow at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens.
Casual or dress attire is acceptable for the services. In Jeff’s honor, please feel free to wear your favorite wrestling T-shirt since we know that’s truly what he’d love to see.
The family wants to thank everyone for their prayers & support in this difficult time.
Date: Friday, March 6, 2020
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Date: Saturday, March 7, 2020
Time: 12:00 pm
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