He was united in marriage to Patricia Joy Gould on Sept. 10, 1960, in Grenada, Miss. Mrs. Robins survives of the home in Cape Girardeau.
Bob moved with his parents to Dexter in 1945 from Arkansas to Missouri and resided many years in Dexter and for the past 23 years in Cape Girardeau. He served in the United States Army from 1956-1958. He graduated from Arkansas Sate University at Jonesboro in 1961. Bob worked for Missouri Utilities/Union Electric for 36 years and retired in 1997. He was District Manager in Dexter and District Sales and Office Manager in Cape Girardeau. In Dexter, he was instrumental in bringing the Dexter Memorial Hospital to Dexter and served many years on its Board of Directors. Additionally, he was a member of the Chamber of Commerce, Jaycees, and Kiwanis International. In Cape Girardeau, Associate Member of Southeast Missouri Hospital, Chamber of Commerce, and Kiwanis International. Further, he was active in many states and nationwide organizations such as Missouri Community Betterment, Missouri Municipal League, and The United Way. He was a deacon and treasurer of First Missionary Baptist Church at Dexter and deacon and chairman of the building committee at the First Baptist Church in Cape Girardeau.
He is survived by his wife Patricia Robins of Cape Girardeau; by one son, Dr. James Howard Robins and wife Sandra Denise Dowling of Cape Girardeau; by his father, James Lowell Robins of Batesville, Ark.; by two brothers, Byron Louis and wife Wanetta of Heber Springs, Ark., and James David and wife Janis of Prairie Grove, Ark.; by two sisters, Barbara Ann and husband Dr. Gerald Billions of Germantown, Tenn., and Martha Jo and husband Joseph Ruiz of Batesville, Ark.; by his mother-in-law Jewel Cleo Gould of Jackson, Miss.; by two brothers-in-law and wives, James and Katherine Gould of Brandon, Miss., and Donald and Guyla Gould of Vicksburg, Miss. Bobby had a very special love for special little friend Faith Parr of Jackson, Miss.
He was preceded in death by his mother Mollie Faye Andrews Robins and by his father-in-law James Ellis Gould.
Friends may call at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter from 12:30-1:45 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2007.
Graveside services will be conducted on Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2007, at 2 p.m. at the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield. Additional visitation will be held on Wednesday. Jan. 24, 2007, from 3:30-5 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Cape Girardeau. A memorial service will then be conducted at 5 p.m. at the First Baptist Church with Rev. Mike Shubert officiating.