Farel Robins

Sunday, January 20, 2013

ADVANCE, Mo. -- Farel D. Robins, 69, of Advance passed away Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, at his home.

He was born Oct. 15, 1943, at Greenbrier, Mo., son of Wilbur and Elsie Crites Robins.

Farel had worked for Brown Shoes, farmed for Lloyd Francis, and at the post offices in Advance and Poplar Bluff, Mo. He was an avid flier and owned a 1946 Aronca Champ. He was very passionate about eagles.

He was a 1961 graduate of Advance High School. He will be sorely missed by neighbors, classmates and friends.

Farel and Eileen Rowe were married in July 1997.

Survivors include his wife; a stepson, Eugene McConnell of Dexter, Mo.; a stepdaughter, Becky McConnell Motes of New Madrid, Mo.; four nephews, David and Mark Robins, Rodney and Randy Stevenson; three nieces, Pamela Wolf, Robin Flury and Tana Hudson; three grandchildren, Madison and Wyatt McConnell and Ivory Motes; and a brother-in-law, John Ruhl of Springfield, Ill.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Norman Robins; and a sister, Melba Ruhl.

The funeral was Saturday at Morgan Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Kirby Grindstaff will officiate, with Rodney Stevenson II assisting. Burial was in Morgan Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to 18 Fore Life or the ALS Society.