Robert Eugene “Gene” Robbins, Jr.

Published 9:46 pm Friday, April 29, 2011

RICH SQUARE – 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; and 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; two sons, Bobby Robbins and his wife, Terry, and Tommy Robbins and his wife, Deneen, all of Rich Square; two sisters, Evelyn Hall of Rich Square and Janie Burgess and her husband, G.O., of Conway; and one brother, Willie Robbins and his wife, Maude, of Scotland Neck. 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.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 2, 2011 at the Rich Square Baptist Church in Rich Square with the Rev. Bob Rogers officiating.  The interment will follow at the Cedar Lawn Cemetery in Rich Square.

The family will receive friends at Sykes Funeral Service on Sunday afternoon from 3:00-5:00 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Rich Square Baptist Church, PO Box 589, Rich Square, NC  27869.

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