Thomas Eugene “Tommy” Robbins, 73, passed away on September 12, 2015 surrounded by his loving family. He was born March 22, 1942 in Bostic, North Carolina to the late Clarence M. & Ruth S. Robbins. After graduating from Cool Springs High School, Forest City, NC, he attended and graduated from business school in Charlotte, NC, then attended Atlantic Christian (now Barton College) Wilson, NC.
Mr. Robbins entered the US Navy in 1965 training as a corpsman after completion of basic training. While stationed at USNH Portsmouth, VA, he trained to be an operating room technician. HM3 Robbins was then transferred to serve with the 3Rd Marine Div., Phu Bai and later Quang Tri, Republic of Vietnam 1967-1968. On return, HM2 Robbins was again stationed in Portsmouth. Upon discharge, Mr. Robbins became employed at Norfolk General Hospital and trained to be a surgical assistant, later transferring to Maryview Medical Center in Portsmouth working there as a Certified Surgical Assistant retiring in 2008 after 33 years.
Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 48 years, Alice Kay Robbins; daughters, Jeannette Robbins Stover and her husband Michael L., Sr., Kelly Hormuth and her husband Brian, & Elizabeth Aguilar and her husband Santiago; grandchildren, Michael L. Stover, Jr., Aaron Hormuth, Brittney Hormuth, & Chelsea Robbins; brother, Richard Robbins and his wife Gail; sister, Harriet R. McCall; and uncle, Perry Smith.
A Celebration of Life & Ministry will be held on Saturday, September 19th at 2:00 PM in Church of the Holy Apostles, 1593 Lynnhaven Parkway, Virginia Beach, VA 23453 with Rev. Michael B. Ferguson officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Church of the Holy Apostles or American Cancer Society.
Condolences may be offered to the family at www.altmeyerfh.com
Date: Saturday, September 19, 2015
Time: 2:00 pm
Celebration of Life & Ministry
followed by US Navy Military Honors
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to:
Church of the Holy Apostles
1593 Lynnhaven Parkway
Virginia Beach, VA 23453
American Cancer Society
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