NEW ALBANY – On April 21, 2014, Earnest Windom Robbins entered his eternal home with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Earnest was born April 9, 1918, in Union County.
He joined the military at 24 years of age and fought in the Pacific Fleet during World War II. After the war, he came back to Union County and worked hard in the booming furniture industry during the day and his soybean fields in the evening and wee hours of the morning. He was a member of Fredonia Baptist Church of Ingomar.
Mr. Robbins is survived by his wife of 63 years, Jamie Benefield Robbins; two daughters, Earnesteen (Richard) Tate and Rita Kidd; and one son, Johnny (Dorothy) Robbins; and grandchildren, Cheritie (Mike) Faulkner, Christopher (Natalie) Robbins, Brandon (Kim) Robbins, Michael (Mercee) Tate, Leslie (Murray) Collum, and Jessie Kidd. He has also been blessed with nine wonderful great grandchildren.
He is also survived by his sisters, Clara Mae Grisham of Union County and Martha Avirett of Lake Wells, Florida.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Thomas Robbins; brother, Lamar Graves; and sisters, Francis, Lottie Cobb, Eunice Downs, and Pearl Sparks.
Pallbearers will be Christopher Robbins, Brandon Robbins, Mike Faulkner, Michael Tate, Simmie Benefield, and Murray Collum.
Let us remember Earnest as a dedicated father, husband and grandfather.
Services will be held at United Funeral Home in New Albany with Bro. Joe Herndon and Bro. Chris Madison officiating. Visitation will be today, April 22, from 5 to 8 p.m. and the funeral on Wednesday, April 23, at 2 p.m. Burial will follow at Ingomar Cemetery in Ingomar.
In honor of Mr. Robbins' military service, United Funeral Service will fly the U.S. Army
flag during his visitation and service.