Robert Kirk "Robin" Dent II
1954 - 2020
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DENT II

Robert Kirk

March 31, 1954

September 13, 2020

Robert Kirk Dent II, also known as Robin, 66, died peacefully on Sunday, September 13, 2020, at his home in Roanoke, Virginia.

He was born on March 31, 1954 in Salem, Virginia. Robin graduated high school from Andrew Lewis in 1972, where he played football and was part of the famous "Remember the Titans" state championship game. He attended college and graduated from Virginia Tech in 1976, but ultimately remained loyal to his family's love for the wahoos. Robin was an avid University of Virginia fan for the entirety of his life, attending countless football, baseball, basketball, and other various sporting events.

What was even more important to him, was his family's involvement in athletics. He spent the past 30 years traveling to his children's, stepchildren's, and grandchildren's games, practices, and dance recitals. His dedicated support and love for family and sports was selflessly prioritized throughout every season. Robin never missed a game or an opportunity to encourage his family members to hustle both on and off the field.

Aside from family, he was most devoted to his church at Grandin Court Baptist. Robin held several positions that contributed to the growth of fellowship as well as his own faith. He spent time on the personnel, building and grounds, and financial committees, to name a few.

Robin had a successful 44-year career building and selling real estate in the Roanoke Valley. He constructed numerous homes where families, young and old, could come together and make memories under one roof. His last, yet most special (although some may say difficult) build, was a home for his son's family in a newly developed neighborhood in Salem.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Marie Mabes Dent and Donald Kirk Dent.

Robin is survived by his wife of 33 years, Marcia Dent; son, Kirk Dent and his wife, Cannady Graybill Dent, and their three children, Trey, Colt, and Naomi; daughter, Maggie George and her husband, George David George III; stepchildren, Emily Bryant Kahn and Gregory Bryant; and three stepgrandchildren.

Robin and his family would like to give special recognition to the medical team and staff members at Blue Ridge Cancer Center who provided him with 22 years of excellent care and friendship.

Last, but not least, it is important to note that in 2017 Robin was the recipient of a stem-cell transplant at Duke University Medical Center. This selfless donation allowed for cherished memories with his wife, family, and friends over the past three years. The Dent family would like to strongly urge anyone who is able, to please consider joining the bone marrow registry at bethematch.org.

Funeral Services will be held at 4 p.m. this Friday, September 18, 2020, at the Billy Sample Field at Kiwanis Park in Salem. Due to the ongoing pandemic, masks and social distancing will be required.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Grandin Court Baptist Church, 2660 Brambleton Ave., SW, Roanoke, VA 24015. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.oakeys.com.


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Published in Roanoke Times from Sep. 16 to Sep. 17, 2020.
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September 18, 2020
Kirk: I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Barbara Dean
September 18, 2020
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September 17, 2020
Thinking of you all during this time. We have special memories of becoming friends with Robin many years ago on the ballfield as our sons played with Kirk as young boys and all through high school. Robin was always a pleasure to be around and we were always glad to see him and catch up after the boys grew up. He waS always so proud of his kids and last few times we saw him so proud to tell us about the grandchildren. Peace and comfort to you all
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September 17, 2020
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Madeline Cornick
September 17, 2020
Robin will be sorely missed by his loving family and many friends. He was a good and courageous man who made a real difference in this life. His memory will continue as a bright light in the hearts of all he touched. With love and deepest sympathy to his devoted wife Marcia, his children, family, and friends.
Lise Landis Hopson
Family
September 17, 2020
So sorry for your loss and glad for all the special family times to remembet
Connie Ratcliffe
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September 17, 2020
So proud to have met and subsequently admired Robin. His Wahoo/Wolverine allegiance was exemplary surpassed only by his love of family. Arms around Marcia and family during this very sad time and pray for GOD’s strength and comfort as we celebrate one of HIS good and faithful servants who has most surely fought the good fight. RIP
Bernie Sanders
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September 16, 2020
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
Jack Biggio
Acquaintance
September 16, 2020
So sorry for your loss! We got to know Robin real well when he built our house!
Fred White
Acquaintance
September 16, 2020
I worked with Robin at Peery and Flora when I first got into real estate and he was so helpful. His knowledge and his willingness to work with a newbie was inspiring . After many years he called me and preceded to sell my house. He said after all the years, " Hi Robin what time can I come over and sell your house?" I laughed and we caught up. My son knew his daughter at Roanoke College and so it goes. He will remain one of my favorites. He was a treasure. So Sorry for your loss
Robin Allison
Coworker
September 16, 2020
I am so sorry to hear the news. It seems like just yesterday we were all working together at Flora Realty, later known as Peery and Flora. May the Lord wrap his loving arms around you and give you strength and peace
Margaret Bryant
Coworker
September 16, 2020
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief. We are thinking of you and praying this love will Surround you with warmth and hope as you have many wonderful memories of Robin. He is with the angels now. May he Rest In Peace.
Jacquie & Fernando Garcia
Family
September 16, 2020
With deepest Sympathy!
Joseph Smith
Friend
September 16, 2020
Robin was one of my City Rec league football coaches back in the late 70's. He was a great coach and very passionate about the game.

Keep blowing that whistle my friend.
Carl Bumgarner
Friend
September 16, 2020
I loved him. He was always so kind to me . Every time I saw Robin he was so upbeat and he ask how I was doing. God bless the family and remember that he was a wonderful individual .
Billy Collier
Friend
September 16, 2020
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Deborah Shields Parks
Friend
September 16, 2020
I will always remember Robin and I carrying Dee up the steps to her house. I don't know what we would have done without him.
He will be missed.
Tom Mason
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