Mr. Robert Eugene’ Gene’ Robbins, Jr., age 81 died at the Roanoke Chowan Hospital in Ahoskie on Friday, April 29, 2011. Mr. Robbins was a native of Northampton County. He attended the US Army NCO Academy and served four years of service to his country. He was married to Jean Hoggard Robbins in 1952 and to this marriage was born three children. Mr. Robbins was a faithful employee of Roanoke Electric, retiring after forty-one years. He was a life long member of the Rich Square Baptist Church where he served many capacities some of which include teaching Sunday school and serving as deacon. He was a member of the American Legion Post# 488 and past member of the Rich Square Lions Club.
Preceding him in death are his mother and father, Alma Brown Robbins and Robert Eugene Robbins, Sr.; two sisters, Ester Pittman and Margaret Gerbin; two brothers, Wilson Robbins and Haywood Robbins.
Survivors include his wife, Jean H. Robbins of the home, one daughter, Joyce Ann Crabtree and her husband Michael of Greensboro, NC; two sons, Bobby Robbins and his wife Terry and Tommy Robbins and his wife Deneen all of Rich Square, NC; two sisters, Evelyn Hall of Rich Square, NC and Janie Burgess and her husband G.O. of Conway, NC, one brother, Willie Robbins and his wife Maude of Scotland Neck, NC. Also surviving are six grandchildren, Casey Liverman, Robert Robbins, IV, Kathryn Robbins, Clay Robbins, Cole Robbins and Leslie Buckner and five great grandchildren, Lacy Robbins, Logan Robbins, Callie Liverman, Lilly Buckner and Ava Buckner.
Joyce, Bobby, and Tommy,
I am so sorry to hear of your dad’s death. I did not know about it until Wednesday when I saw it in the paper. When I was a child I always enjoyed being around him because he was always joking and playing around with us kids. I know you will miss him. I will keep your family in my prayers.
You not only have lost a spouse, father,grandfather, but the community has lost a great person. I think of him as a very good person. He will be missed, but I know he is at peace now. You are in my prayers.
Mrs. Robbins, Bobby, Tom, and Joyce. I was saddened to hear about the passing of Mr. Robbins. He was a great man. I pray that you will find the strength to make it through this difficult time. And remember, you have the most amazing angel looking over you every step of the way.
God bless you all.