David J. Robbins | Obituary

David Joe Robbins, 77, of Hull, Ill., Died at 6 a.m. on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at his home.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. on Monday, October 4, 2021 at the Smith Funeral Home & Chapel. Pastor Jack Schulz and Pastor Anthony Schindler will officiate. Interment with full military honors provided by Barry American Legion Post # 222 will be held at Kinderhook Cemetery in Kinderhook, IL.

Visitations celebrating the life of David will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, October 3, 2021 at the Smith Funeral Home and Chapel.

David was born August 5, 1944 in Atlanta, IL, the son of Samuel and Mildred (Bennett) Robbins. After the death of his mother, he was then raised by his adoptive parents Link and Marie Robbins.

He married Judy Hudgens on February 6, 1965 in Hull, IL.

Survivors include the household’s wife, Judy Robbins; two daughters, Lesa Kay Culver (Jim) of Peoria, IL and Anna Lee Capp (Max) of Hannibal, MO; grandchildren, Andrew Culver (Kristin), Nathan Culver, Zack Capp and Bethany Capp; step-great-grandchild, Skyler and bonus grandson, Jack Coones. There are also five sisters and a sister-in-law, Joyce Abney, as well as many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and adoptive parents, Mr. Robbins was predeceased by ten sisters, two brothers, great-grandson Oliver James Culver and brother-in-law Ron Abney.

David graduated from West Pike High School in the Class of 1963 and continued to honorably serve his country during the Vietnam Era in the Naval Reserves aboard the USS Enterprise.

David’s professional career has been as a farmer and home repairer. David loved God, his family and his country. David was a loyal member of Immanuel Baptist Church where he was active in Sunday School and played a vital role in Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Ministry. David had made more than 5,000 wooden cars which were delivered to children around the world, through the Shoebox ministry. He had a passion for woodworking and was very good with a scroll saw. Later in life David showed his artistic talents by engraving scenes and pictures in old barn metal using a sharp nail. David and Judy loved to travel to attend craft sales, sell all of the products David had built, and visit everyone. In November, David was ready and ready to make some money during deer season, and he had collected some very good money during his hunting career. David and Judy loved to travel to Branson and visit Silver Dollar City and listen to Gospel and Bluegrass music. He will be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him.

The carriers will be Andrew Culver, Zack Capp, Jack Coones, Brad Bareis, Ryan Bareis and Anthony Bareis

Honorary bearers will be Larry Bross and Kenneth Kroencke.

Memorial contributions can be made to Immanuel Baptist Church Operation Christmas Ministry Shoebox Ministry, care of Smith Funeral Home and Chapel.

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