The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas


August 8, 2012

William “Bob” Robbins

PALESTINE — Military graveside services for William Robert “Bob” Robbins, 78, of Palestine, will be at 11 am on Saturday at Roselawn Cemetery with the Rev. Lonnie Davis and Chaplain Jason Huffman officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Herrington/Land of Memory Funeral Home.

Mr. Robbins died Aug. 4 at Palestine Regional Medical Center.

He was born on Sept. 15, 1933 in Wellsville, Kan., to Clarence Matney and Lucy Beth Harrison.

Mr. Robbins lived in Wellsville until the age of 18 when he joined the United States Navy, where he served from October 1952 until July 1973.

Mr. Robbins was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8924 and 3907, DAV Korean and Vietnam Wars, and the Military Officers Association.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 42 years, Shirley Morris Robbins; and three grandchildren, Matthew Robbins, Jennifer Lopez and William Lopez.

Mr. Robbins is survived by his wife, Bertha “Bee” Robbins of Palestine; son, Bill Robbins and wife Barbara and son Billy of Houston; daughter, Sheila Robbins Lopez and husband Robert and daughter Ana of Montalba; Joseph (Robbie) Lopez and wife Elena and sons Zachary, Matthew, Zane, and Derek of Montana; Aaron Lopez and Joseph Greene of Mesquite; and Casey Lopez of Florida; son, Bo Brenton and wife Angel and children Lexie, Tabitha, and Cody of Arkansas; son, Jeffery Brenton and wife Melanie and Tyler and Brandon of Florida; daughter, Theresa Lewis of Aransas Pass, Robert Fudge of Ennis, Joseph Barker of Corsicana; daughter, Leslee Gray and husband Joel, and Logan, Lanie, Justin, Christian, and Lyndee of Palestine; sisters-in-law, Joyce Allen and husband Larry and children and Bernice Butler and family; sister, Mary Robbins Elwood; and by the most wonderful neighbors, friends, and a large extended family. We would also like to thank all the caregivers.

A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Herrington/Land of Memory Chapel.

In lieu of flowers please send donations to the Crisis Center of Anderson County at 313 W. Debard St., Palestine, Texas 75801.

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