Friday, May 1, 2020
Richard (Whitey) Emerson Robbins (April 24, 2020)
Whitey never knew a stranger, he loved people and people loved him. Always a giver with a kind word for everyone, a welcoming smile, and full of laughter. He always asked “Can I ask you a personal question?” and most everyone agreed not knowing he was working his magic of making a connection!
He is preceded in death by his parents; wife: Phyllis Joan Robbins; brother: Dale (Marilyn Jean) Robbins; sister: Marilyn Jane Emmons; son: Mark Robbins; son-in-law: Carl L. Westfall II; daughter-in-law: Darla Robbins.
He is survived by children and spouses: Rick Robbins of Rossburg, Christina Westfall of New Lebanon, Teri (McDonald) Robbins of Greenville, Jeff and Nicole (May) Robbins of Greenville; 13 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and cousins. He loved and cherished his family, most of all, his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Full of encouragement, leading by example and always ready with a hug and/or back slap!
We would like to give a special thank you to all the staff of the Brethren Retirement Community who provided wonderful care as extended family for many years.
Memorial Contributions can be sent to the Alzheimer’s Association @act.alz.org or the Brethren Retirement Community @BHRC.org/donate.
There will be a graveside service for Whitey at 10:00 AM, Saturday May 9, 2020 at Greenville Township Memorial Gardens, Greenville, Ohio. Arrangements entrusted to Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville. www.zecharbailey.com.