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In Memory Of Our Poets

Edward "Ed" Leon Robbins (1932-2011) - Class Of 1950

Edward Leon Robbins, a man of great faith and courage, died October 10, 2011, at the age of 79 after an extended illness. The son of the late Verlin Elias Robbins and Thelma Shoemaker Robbins, Ed was born in Loyal, Kentucky and has been a resident of Montgomery, Alabama since the age of 11. His lifelong career was in construction, including home design and building and roofing contracting; and he served as the project supervisor for many commercial construction projects throughout Alabama and the Southeast. Ed was a graduate of Lanier High School and attended Huntingdon College and Auburn University Montgomery. He was a talented artist and a past president of The Montgomery Art Guild. He was an active member of the First United Methodist Church and the Tower Sunday School Class in which he served in numerous capacities. His design and art work was contributed generously to the Church and to the annual Alabama- West Florida Methodist Conference. He was predeceased by his brother and sister-in law, Stephen and Linda Robbins and is survived by his wife Chrystene Mullins (Chrys) Robbins; his son and daughter-in-law, Edward Leon Robbins, Jr. and Kipp Robbins; his sister, Norma Jean Robbins; his brother and sister-in law, Arnold and Martha Robbins; and a large extended family including his step- son, Charles H. Volz, III and step-daughter, Judi Volz Martell. Other extended family members include grandchildren, Kyle Biles and wife Kim; Jon Biles and wife Jennifer; Emily Volz Hasbrouck and husband Dwight; George Kreutzjans and wife, Natalie; William Kreutzjans, Jr. and wife, Emily; Tony Kreutzjans and wife Dinky; and 12 great- grandchildren. Visitation will be Friday, October 14 at 10:00 am in Fellowship Hall of First United Methodist Church followed by a memorial service in the sanctuary at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Stegall Seminary Memorial Foundation, 2416 West Cloverdale Park, Montgomery, Alabama 36106; The American Cancer Society, 3054 McGehee Road, Montgomery, Alabama 36111; or the charity of choice.