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Official Obituary of

Bobby Glenn Robbins

January 15, 1951 ~ March 22, 2024 (age 73) 73 Years Old

Bobby Robbins Obituary

Bobby Glenn Robbins, age 73, of Forest City, died Friday, March 22, 2024.  Bobby was born in Rutherford County on January 15, 1951, and was a son of the late Joseph Glen Robbins and Shirley Mosley Wade. 

Bobby was a 1969 graduate of East Rutherford High School where he played football.  He then received an associate degree from Isothermal Community College in 1971 and was Class President. 

He was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church where he had served as a Deacon, and on the Building and Grounds Committee as well as other roles in the church.  Bobby especially loved children and was one of the builders of the current Nursery and Children’s wing at First Baptist.  He and his wife Linda enjoyed working in the Nursery Department for many years.  In years past, he spent time coaching Pee Wee Football in Forest City as well as being a former member of the Rutherford County Rescue Crew and a licensed Pilot.  He was a member of the Hollis Masonic Lodge, No. 535, AF&AM as well as a Shriner. 

Bobby was a self-employed building contractor having constructed many homes in Rutherford County. 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Jerry Robbins.

Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Linda McGaha Robbins of the home, his son, Brian C. Robbins and wife Leah of Forest City, his daughters, Jennifer Robbins Smoak of Forest City, Lauren Robbins Yount and husband David of Huntersville, North Carolina, and Julie Robbins of Forest City, his sisters, Linda Robbins of Hillsborough, North Carolina, Patsy Robbins Weast and Tamela Robbins, both of Forest City, and son-in-law, Jason Smoak.  Ther are also nine grandchildren, Parker Smoak, Blakely Robbins, Karsyn Smoak, Josie Robbins, Bobby Van Robbins, Braden Smoak, Maddox Robbins, Alexandria Yount, and Lucas Yount. 

The funeral service will he held at 2 o’clock on Friday, March 29, 2024, at the First Baptist Church of Forest City with the Reverend Dr. Garin Hill officiating.  Interment will be private for the family at Eternal Hills Memorial Park with Masonic Rites given by the Hollis Masonic Lodge No. 535.  The family will receive friends from 12:30 until 1:45 prior to the service in the Family Fellowship Hall.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, 211 West Main Street, Forest City, North Carolina 28043. 

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March 29, 2024

12:30 PM to 1:45 PM
First Baptist Church of Forest City

Funeral Service
March 29, 2024

2:00 PM
First Baptist Church of Forest City


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