October 29, 2009

(8/27/1955 - 10/19/2009)

Scott Eugene Robbins, 55, of Russellville, died Monday morning, October 19, 2009, at University Hospital in Jackson, MS.

He was born the son of Donald and Betty Jo (Saxton) Robbins on August 27, 1954 in Kirksville, MO.

Scott married the former Milly Coleman on May 28, 1993. She survives.

Scott graduated from Scotland County R-I High School in Memphis in 1972 and then graduated from Quincy (IL) Tech with a specialty in auto body repair in 1973. He was the FFA president in high school and earned the rank of Eagle Scout of God and Country in the Boy Scouts of America.

He farmed with his father, working on all the farm equipment and ran the spray rigs. He also worked for Fasco driving a tractor trailer transporting farm equipment. Scott was also a union steward with Electric Wheel in Quincy, IL.

After his father’s passing, Scott moved to the Lake Ozark area and pursued a career in construction. He mastered all phases of construction such as designing and building million dollar custom lake homes to supervising multimillion dollar commercial projects. Scott was involved in the design and development of a home at the Estates of Lake Ozark that was featured in a 1992 issue of Builders Architect. He was currently employed as a superintendent at Stein Construction of Chattanooga, TN.

Scott worked all over the United States and enjoyed the challenge and satisfaction of overseeing a project from ground up. His greatest satisfaction in construction was design and trim specialist of residential custom homes.

He hunted big horn deer, turkey and enjoyed fishing. The happiest times of his life were spent with his wife and son, and visiting friends while telling stories and laughing together. He put all he had into everything he did with excellence and perfection. He was in the elite group of the Best of the Best.

He was preceded in death by his father; a sister, Donita Robbins; grandparents Ivan and Eula Ludwick and Paul and Catheryn Drummond.

He is survived by his wife, of the home; a son, Donald Eugene Robbins, of the home; his mother, Betty Jo Bissell of Jefferson City; step sons, Rod Gray of West Palm, FL and Wm. Paul Goth of Spokane, WA; a brother, David and wife Elaine Robbins of Marshall, MO; a sister, Sherry and husband Bill Kupferle of Jefferson City; numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held Saturday, October 24, 2009, at the Memphis United Methodist Church. The Rev. Frank Dunbar, pastor of the Russellville Assembly of God church officiated the service. Stanley Prather, Tim Bruffett, Ryan Provine, Steve Boose, Turner McDonald and Dave Purdue served as pallbearers. Burial was in the Conyers Cemetery in Scotland County.

Memorials are suggested to the Donny Robbins scholarship fund, in care of Milly Robbins, and can be left at or mailed to the Gerth Funeral Service, 115 S. Main St., Memphis, MO 63555.

Condolences may be sent to the Robbins’ family via email at gerths@gerths.com.

Arrangements were under the direction of Gerth Funeral Service from their Memphis chapel.

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