October 11, 2014
E. B. Robbins, 86, of Russellville, passed away Saturday, October 11, 2014.
The funeral service was Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, at 2:00 p.m., at Pinkard Funeral Home Chapel, Russellville, with burial in CedarTreeCemetery, Hackleburg. Officiating will be Jack Henson. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday, from 12:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m.
Survivors include his daughter, Marsha Robbins Hurst and son-in-law, Kenny Hurst; grandchildren, Sarah Hurst and Lucas Hurst.
He was preceded in death by his father, Charlie Robbins and his mother, Belle Zona McCain Robbins; sisters, Ovella Young, Thelma Rye, Mary Lou Munnerlyn, Voncile Alene Burleson and husband, Mutt; brother, Lacy Robbins and two infant brothers, S.L. Robbins and Lois Robbins.
Mr. Robbins was born May 26, 1928, in Russellville. The son of a share cropper, his family lived in Mt.Hope, until he was 13 when the family moved to Carlisle, Ark. He attended school till the 8th grade. He then worked to help his family. He entered the Army where he was trained in field artillery. He served in Japan immediately following the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, as an MP, and later as a dispatcher. He was proud of his military service. He was retired from his life’s work as a sheet metal worker.
E.B. Robbins was a proud American and a lifelong conservative. Fiercely independent, he treasured his freedom. He was a member of the Church of Christ. He always pulled for the Alabama Crimson Tide. He loved to travel, especially in the western states. In fact, he loved all things western, the stories, the landscape and the culture. He was never seen out unless he was wearing a cowboy hat and boots, many times earning him the nickname, “Cowboy”. He was his own man. He will be missed.
The family extends a special thank you to his caregivers at Russellville Health Care.