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Roy Robbins

2/13/1940 - 1/6/2020

PEKIN ~ Roy Cleo Robbins, 79, of Pekin, formerly of Banner, Arkansas, passed away at 9:12 a.m. Monday, January 6, 2020, at UnityPoint Health - Proctor in Peoria.

Born February 13, 1940, in Banner, Arkansas to Oca and Lillian (Taylor) Robbins. He married Diane Wieburg on April 14,1962, in Pekin. She survives.

Also surviving are four children, Cleo (Patricia) Robbins of Carterville, Kevin Robbins of Peoria, Collin (Kelley) Robbins and Shelly (Lorin) Chism both of Pekin; 8 grandchildren and one brother, Glenn Robbins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Ollie Robbins, Ben Robbins, Shorty Robbins and Burley Robbins; and four sisters, Ethel Sharp, Elsie Johnson, Clara Stonewalter and Adele Johnson.

Roy was an avid golfer, bowler and fisherman. He is remembered for his love of jokes and stories, his quick wit, and his friendly easy-going personality.

His memorial service will be at 5 p.m. Thursday, January 9, 2020, at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.

Memorial contributions may be given to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Midwest Affiliate, 530 Northeast Glen Oak Avenue, Peoria, Illinois 61637.

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