Monday, October 11, 2010

Kenneth Leroy "Ken" Robbins, 63, of Cassville, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010, in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield.

He was born July 20, 1947, in Wheaton, the son of Roy and Ophelia (Bowling) Robbins. On Aug. 5, 1966, he was united in marriage to Sheila Slinkard, who survives.

Additional survivors include: two daughters, Kimberly Harris, of Cassville, and Julie Loveland and her husband, Danny, of Cassville; two brothers, Bernard Robbins and his wife, Cathy, of Blue Springs, and J.D. Robbins and his wife, Faye, of Washburn; one sister, Linda Tichenor, of Exeter; and four grandchildren.

Preceding him in death were his parents and two sisters, Carolyn Robbins and Debra Jo Lewis.

He received his education at Exeter, where he graduated from high school in 1965. During the Vietnam War, he was drafted into the United States Army, serving from July 27, 1967, until July 25, 1969, and received a purple heart and bronze star. For 25 years, he was employed for the telephone company, retiring from Centurytel in 2003. He was a member of Pythagoras Masonic Lodge #383, where he had been worshipful master and treasurer and was a member of Abou Ben Adhem Shrine in Springfield. He was also a member of American Legion Post #118, having served as commander and held several other offices. He was involved in car clubs and organized tractor pulls for the American Legion.

Funeral services were held Friday in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Rev. James Stewart and Rev. Lieu Smith conducted the services. Burial with military honors was held at Oak Hill Cemetery, Cassville.

The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday with Masonic services at 5 p.m. in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville.

Contributions may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Crippled Children, American Cancer Society or Pythagoras Masonic Lodge #383 in his memory.

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