Earl Robbins – Services 8/17/23

Earl Robbins, 90 of Aledo, died Saturday, August 12, 2023, at his home, Brookstone of Aledo. Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Thursday, August 17, at Speer Funeral Home, Aledo. Burial with Military Honors will be in Viola Cemetery. Visitation is 4 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.

Earl Joseph was born on July 3, 1933, in Monmouth, Illinois to Harold and Sarah Jane (Nichols) Robbins. He served his country in the United States Army from May 27, 1953, to May 26, 1955. On September 5, 1953, he married Joyce McCaw at the Aledo United Methodist Church.

Earl farmed in Ohio Grove Township for most of his life. In earlier years, he also worked at the Viola Sale Barn and plowed snow for the State of Illinois. He was trustee of the Sunbeam United Presbyterian Church and previously a trustee and Elder at Burgess Presbyterian Church and an Ohio Grove Township Trustee. In his spare time, he especially enjoyed his grandchildren’s sporting events, and most recently attended his great-grandson’s t-ball game. Earl could banter with anyone and enjoyed sitting and visiting with family and friends alike. He was an avid fisherman and loved camping with his family.

Those left to cherish Earl’s memory include his wife: Joyce; children and spouses: Robert and Susan Robbins of Branson, Missouri, and Ronald Robbins and Reneé and Steve Lloyd, all of Aledo; seven grandchildren: Shay Robbins, Nick Robbins, Shantell Matney, Blake Robbins, Joe Elliott, Bree Wakeland, and Kevin Lloyd; and 12 great-grandchildren. Also surviving is a god-son, Rick Boruff and Earl’s “adopted” sons, Mike and Steve Staker, Mike Crawford, and Todd Tracy. Earl was preceded in death by his parents and siblings: Leonard and Leroy Robbins and June Lowery.