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Wilson Arthur Robbins, 91, of Fairmont, left this earth Friday (July 28, 2017).
He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Ava Matthews Robbins; his wife of 63 years, Mildred Lough Robbins; a son, James Arthur Robbins; and several siblings.
He is survived by one brother, John Robbins of Fairmont; five sons and their spouses, Arthur Allen Robbins of Gray Court, South Carolina, Kevin and Shirley Robbins of Rivesville, Keith and Lisa Robbins of Rivesville, Stephen and Patty Robbins of Clarksburg and Robert and Wendy Robbins of Eden, North Carolina; four daughters and their husbands, Rebecca and Kevin McLaughlin of Concord, North Carolina, Cheryl and Terry Daniel of Eden, North Carolina, Ellie and Stan Lively of Belleville, Michigan and Sharon and Alan Romine of Clarksburg; and 26 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren.
Wilson was a part of the "greatest generation." Serving in the U.S. Navy, he was a member of the Amphibious Forces during World War II. He was a man of incredible strength, character and faith. He could often be seen walking from his home on West Side to McDonalds to enjoy coffee and conversation. He made friends with the wonderful employees of Cracker Barrel, McDonalds and the Rivesville 7-Eleven.
Thank you all for being so good to him. His life was full of adventure, archery, hunting, gardening, studying and hiking.
Family and friends may call from 6-8 p.m. today at Ford Funeral Home, Ford Chapel, 201 Columbia St., Fairmont, West Virginia. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home. Rob Robbins and Zachery Layne will be officiating. Burial will follow at the Nuzum Cemetery in Marion County.
The Marion County Veterans will observe full military honors at the graveside.
Published on August 1, 2017
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