Rodney Dean Robbins, Sr.

Born: Sat., Dec. 29, 1945
Died: Wed., Jul. 12, 2017


Visitation

9:30 AM to 11:30 AM, Sat., Jul. 15, 2017
Location: Niebur Funeral Chapel


Funeral Service

11:30 AM Sat., Jul. 15, 2017
Location: Niebur Funeral Chapel


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Rodney Dean Robbins Sr., age 71, passed away Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at Hannibal Regional Hospital in Hannibal, MO.  Rodney was born on December 29, 1945 to Roy and Viola Hastings Robbins in Hull.  He married Lena Huff Roberts on July 17, 1999 in Hull and she survives.

Rodney served as a Sergeant in the Army from 1963 to 1965 and was stationed in Pusan, Korea during the Vietnam War.  After the service, he owned a landscaping business in the Chicago area for several years.  He then operated heavy equipment for over 40 years for several different corporations retiring out of Local 965 in 2008.  Rodney loved Hull and never liked to leave.  He was a Hull Board Member for 2 different terms and a member of New Hope Country Church in Hull.  Around town he was known as the “angel” of the community for mowing, scooping snow, cutting trees, taking care of the ball field, and many other things.  He was always helping people.  Rodney enjoyed driving his tractor and playing his guitar.  He also loved children and children loved him.

He is survived by his wife, Lena; 5 sons, Rodney (Shelia) Robbins Jr of Hull, Todd Bossaller; Lee (Karen) Robbins of Hull, Chuck (Whitney) Robbins of Hull, and Dustin (Ellie) Robbins of Quincy; 4 daughters, Tawsha (Doug) Knutelski of Kansas City, MO, Misty (Jason) Hancock of Palmyra, Melissa Roberts of Hannibal, and Kirstin Robbins of Hannibal; 2 brothers, Willis Robbins of Bay Minette, AL and Jerry (Patty) Robbins of Pittsfield; 3 sisters, Lynda Jo (Kevin) White of Quincy, Cherryl Robbins of Oklahoma City, and Bonnie Robbins of Barry; 17 grandchildren, Greg (Tanya), Gunnar, Ariel, Cassie, Connor, Christina, Peyton, Megan, Easton, Azariah, London, Paris, Gary Wayne, Ezekiel, Aedon, Taylor and one on the way; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Rodney was preceded in death by his parents, a step daughter Christy Kolthoff, a sister Mildred Cox and a sister-in-law Linda Lea Robbins.

Services will be Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 11:30 AM at Niebur Funeral Chapel in Barry with Jimmy Hodges officiating and a visitation prior from 9:30 to 11:30 AM.  Burial will be at the Kinderhook Cemetery.  Memorials are suggested to the Hull-Kinderhook First Responders and the Kinderhook Cemetery.

Charitable donations may be made in Rodney's memory to the following organizations:

Hull-Kinderhook First Responders

Kinderhook Cemetery

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Rae (Ivers) Brown
   Posted Thu July 13, 2017
Robbins Family: My deepest condolences for your loss. I've known Rodney since the 1980's and always thought he was such a fun and kind man. Truly a gentleman in ever way. But always good for a great laugh and good time! My deepest sympathies for all of you.


Karen Waters
   Posted Thu July 13, 2017
Have known Rodney since we were children very good friend of the whole family his mother and mine were best friends Iam so sorry your family has my deepest sympathy and prayers for all

Jack and Barbara Schulz
   Posted Thu July 13, 2017
We have known Rodney for many years.We went to school with him. Sorry to hear of his passing. God Bless all of you! Love and prayers!

Darrell Lewis
   Posted Fri July 14, 2017
Condolences to all of Rodneys family,he will be missed.

Debbie DeReadt
   Posted Fri July 14, 2017
To the Family: May care and love of those around you provide comfort and peace to get you through the days ahead. My most sincere condolences to you all.

Rodney was my brother-in-law for many years and I remember him fondly. He was of a great spirit, non-judgmental, willing to help anyone and above all, he had a great Love for our Lord, Jesus Christ.

He courageously served in the armed forces to protect our freedoms.

“What we have once enjoyed, we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes part of us.” - Helen Keller


Sherry Givan
   Posted Fri July 14, 2017
Lena,
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Sherry Givan

pat veile
   Posted Sat July 15, 2017
Our deepest sympathy to Lena, Christina and Conner and to the rest of his family. He was such a kind man and did so much for his community. He will be missed. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Erika Deitzman White
   Posted Sat July 15, 2017
Lee and family, So sorry to hear about your fathers passing. In the last couple years he and I became facebook friends and he always had a kind word to say. He will be greatly missed. God be with you. Love Erika Deitzman White

William E. Shotts
   Posted Mon July 17, 2017
Lena and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. I would have been at the service but I am in Colorado and did not learn of Rodney's passing until Monday. You know how much I thought of Rodney. He and I shared many memories from when we were kids in Hull. I will miss him and you and the kids will be in our prayers. God bless you and your family and I pray for His grace and support for you in the coming days. If I can be of assistance please let me know.

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