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Gary Dean Robbins

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Gary Dean Robbins Obituary
Gary Dean Robbins, 71, of Quincy, formerly of LaPrairie, died Monday, Aug. 6, 2018, at the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy.

Gary was born Feb. 26, 1947, in LaPrairie, to the late Ercil "Shorty" and Dorothy (Utter) Robbins.

Gary graduated from Central High School and studied business in college. He served in the United States Army and spent 18 months on the ground during the Vietnam War, where he attained the rank of sergeant and received numerous medals. He flew airplanes and helicopters and later joined his father operating Robbins Fertilizer in LaPrairie for many years. He owned and operated Robbins Flying Service and crop dusted for area farmers. Most recently, he drove a truck over the road for Farr Trucking in Iowa City, Iowa. He served as LaPrairie's mayor for many years, retiring in 2018 due to ill health. He enjoyed traveling the country, his yellow labs, gardening and the LaPrairie community.

Survivors include two nephews and a niece, Tom (Susan) Churchill of Boulder, Colo., Jill Churchill of Quincy and Brad Churchill of Tucson, Ariz.; a brother-in-law, Joe Churchill; and several great-nieces and nephew.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Carole Churchill.

VISITATION: 2 to 3 p.m. memorial visitation Saturday, Aug. 11, at Hunter Funeral Home in Golden.

MEMORIALS: Illinois Veterans Home.

WEBSITE: hunterfuneralhomes.com.

ARRANGEMENTS: Hunter Funeral Home, Golden.

Condolences may be expressed online at whig.com.
Published in Quincy Herald-Whig from Aug. 9 to Aug. 11, 2018
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