ALBERT WAYNE ROBBINS, JR.

Obituary

Albert Wayne Robbins, Jr., 66, of Columbia passed away on Thursday, September 21, 2017 at University of Missouri Hospital and Clinics.

He was born in Franklinton, La. on August 30, 1951, the son of the late Albert W. Robbins, Sr. and the late Irma (Magee) Robbins.

On June 9, 1984, Wayne was united in marriage to Sharon (Bradford) Robbins.  She survives his passing.

Wayne retired from teaching at West Monroe High School in West Monroe Louisiana.  He was the former Music Director at First Presbyterian Church in Fulton.  An active musician in both Louisiana and Missouri, he sang with the Monroe Symphony Orchestra, Monroe Little Theater, and directed music at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Monroe, Louisiana.  Wayne enjoyed hunting, fishing, and watching his sons play soccer.

Those remaining to cherish Wayne’s memory include his wife of 33 years; sons, Alex Wayne Robbins and Joshua Bradford Robbins of Columbia; brothers, Dennis Robbins (Lyne) of Franklinton, La., and Kent Robbins (Michelle) of Murfreesboro, Tn.; five nieces; and one great-niece.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, September 25, 2017 at First Presbyterian Church in Fulton with Reverend Marshall Crossnoe officiating.  The family will receive friends from 12:00 p.m. until the time of service at the church.

Memorial donations are suggested to the American Cancer Society, c/o Maupin Funeral Home, 301 Douglas Boulevard, Fulton, MO 65251.

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Biddy Norris

I'd like to say a few things to Wayne's family, in particular to the boys I think, because my association with Wayne was at a place and during a time period that is likely unfamiliar to you.

I've missed Wayne very much ever since he left West Monroe High School and moved away. We were colleagues at WMHS. I last remember Alex as still just a little fella. I had kept him one night when he was tiny, so that his mom and dad could go out for an evening. Wayne said that, as yet, they were a little hesitant about using babysitters. It was a night out for them and a fun night for me. And Alex was delightful, a precious baby boy.

Wayne was in my department at the high school; we both taught a computer course, and the doors to our rooms were directly across from each other. As we stood at our doors in the hallway for those few minutes between classes, we had a little bit of conversation, which by the 3:00 bell, sometimes added up to a significant amount of total conversation for the whole school day. We had some really enjoyable conversations and laughed an awful lot.

I remember the sincerity and warmth in Wayne's voice when he walked in about 5 minutes before classes began and expressed his feelings of concern for me on the morning I returned to school after my mother died. -- A rather dark day that fortunately began with a boost from a friend, a few kind words that meant a great deal to me. And on the flip side, I remember laughing so hard one day at the ridiculousness of something he had done, something he was paying a price for. The day before, he had rubbed his itchy eyes so hard that he had actually broken blood vessel's in both eyes. It was a sight to see! There wasn't going to be any long-term damage, though, so we got a good laugh from it.

Wayne and I had something in common that was extremely important in our lives – – music, something that both of us always spent a lot of time doing -- His, vocal; mine, piano.

Wayne was a good friend at school, a good buddy. We both enjoyed our profession and had lots of good laughs. I had always hoped to see him again sometime, perhaps on a visit to West Monroe and to the High School. But I'm fortunate to have known him. A bright spot in my memories.

 Posted September 27, 2017 - 2:51pm
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Judy Gore Gearhart

Much love and fond memories of a talented , godly man. I will pray for your family.
Sincerely,
Judy Gore Gearhart, friend from MC

 Posted September 26, 2017 - 7:57pm
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Topher Horstman

I'm so sorry for your loss. I'll be thinking of and praying for you all.

 Posted September 26, 2017 - 10:33am
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Carla Hobbs

I worked with Wayne at MACC in Mexico, MO and he was a great friend. Fun to be around. We talked music a lot. He sure loved his wife and family. I never met them, but I send my prayers and condolences. The world has lost a great guy!

 Posted September 25, 2017 - 8:48pm
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Eric Coulberson

The most significant high school teacher that I had. I credit him with being a driving influence in my having a 20 plus year career in Information Technology. I remember our last Facebook exchange about "Shark Week" on SyFy. Rest easy Mr. Robbins.

 Posted September 25, 2017 - 8:42pm
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Becky Treu

Everyone at MACC was lucky to have known Wayne and blessed to have worked with him.

 Posted September 25, 2017 - 8:41pm
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Becky Treu

I worked with Wayne at both the Mexico and Columbia campus. He was always willing to help out and pitch in wherever and whenever he was needed. MACC will not be the same without him. Students and staff were very lucky to have been blessed to work with him and know him.

 Posted September 25, 2017 - 8:38pm
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Phyllis Schaefer

Sharon,
You are my thoughts and prayers.

 Posted September 25, 2017 - 11:54am
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Matt Crist

I work at MACC, but I am in Moberly. I only met Wayne once or twice. My wife, Shannon, also works at MACC. Shannon works in Student Services and used to work in the library on some Saturdays. My father passed away five years ago and his funeral was on a Saturday that Shannon was supposed to work. Wayne came to Moberly and covered for Shannon in the library. I never knew this. We were talking about his passing and Shannon told me how she would never forget Wayne for taking the time to help us out. After reading and hearing other wonderful stories about Wayne I am not surprised he took the time to help out. I am sad I didn't have the opportunity to know him better.

The Robbins family will be in my prayers.

 Posted September 25, 2017 - 11:48am
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Stacy Donald

My thoughts and prayers go out to Wayne’s family. It is with deep sadness I reflect on how Wayne touched so many lives at MACC, he will be truly missed. I will always remember Wayne as being both thoughtful and kind to all those he met.

 Posted September 25, 2017 - 11:40am
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Michael Fey

We talked soccer, sailing the Great Loop, hunting, food, music, family.
A great friend at work!

 Posted September 25, 2017 - 10:33am
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 Posted September 25, 2017 - 10:28am
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Shauney Clark

Words cannot express my sincere sympathy for the family. Wayne was an incredible person, terrific role model, loved God and his family, had an infectious smile and tender nature. He will be sorely missed by all of us.

 Posted September 25, 2017 - 10:24am
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Patti Shanks

Sincere condolences to Wayne's family and friends. I'm a colleague from MACC, and I can tell you that Wayne was a welcoming face for our school: helpful to all and a true colleague. He will be missed. Bless.

 Posted September 25, 2017 - 9:56am
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Jay Bailey

Precious memories, unseen angels,
Sent from somewhere to my soul;
How they linger, ever near me,
And the sacred past unfold.

Precious memories, how they linger
How they ever flood my soul.
In the stillness of the midnight,
Precious sacred scenes unfold.

Precious father, loving mother,
Fly across the lonely years;
And old home-scenes of my childhood,
In fond memory appears.

Precious memories, how they linger
How they ever flood my soul.
In the stillness of the midnight,
Precious sacred scenes unfold.

In the stillness of the midnight,
Echoes from the past I hear;
Old time singing, gladness bringing,
From that lovely land somewhere.

Precious memories, how they linger
How they ever flood my soul.
In the stillness of the midnight,
Precious sacred scenes unfold.

As I travel on life's pathway,
Know now what the years may hold;
As I ponder, hope grows fonder,
Precious memories flood my soul.
Precious memories, how they linger
How they ever flood my soul.
In the stillness of the midnight,
Precious sacred scenes unfold.

 Posted September 25, 2017 - 1:14am
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Rachelle Smith Fisher

I am so sorry to hear that Wayne has passed away. He and I graduated from Franklinton High School together. He was such a kind person. My thoughts are with you all.

 Posted September 24, 2017 - 8:38am
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Kathy Stafford Jewell

Dennis, so very sorry to hear of Wayne's passing. You and your whole family are in my prayers.

 Posted September 24, 2017 - 1:50am
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Chrissy Gilbert

I am so very saddened to learn of Wayne's passing, my deepest sympathy to his family, and prayers for comfort. I worked with Wayne in Columbia at MACC a few years ago,. I was so happy to have seen him earlier this year while in town. He was the kindest man, funny, thoughtful, I always enjoyed talking to him. He will certainly be missed.

 Posted September 23, 2017 - 11:30pm
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Jimmy Hardy

I well remember Wayne and Sharon.In fact,I knew Sharon first. I loved them both. Seems like yesterday.

 Posted September 23, 2017 - 7:07pm
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Sylvia Moak LaPointe

How does one even begin to express the sadness and sorrow of the passing of a childhood and high school friend? My condolences to Wayne's wife and sons, his siblings, and their families. He touched so many lives in Franklinton, growing up, and he will always be remembered for his smile and jaunty walk.

 Posted September 23, 2017 - 7:04pm
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David Gilmore

My deepest prayers for you all. Wayne and I were fellow Teaching Assistants at NLU and I followed him at Pineville. I thought the world of him and was happy to have reconnected on Facebook in the last few years.

 Posted September 23, 2017 - 3:56pm
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Brenda and Jimmy Woodson

So sorry for your loss. Praying for your family.

 Posted September 23, 2017 - 3:27pm
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Larry & Maxine Wilson

Kent, I'm so very sorry for the loss of your brother here on earth. Praying for you and all your family. May all of you feel HIS presence during this time. May loving memories and the assurance of knowing that he is rejoicing in heaven bring you comfort.

 Posted September 23, 2017 - 12:44pm
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Tommy Usrey, Monroe, LA

Sharon, I remember how Wayne's glorious voice filled the arena when performing with MSO. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

 Posted September 23, 2017 - 12:26pm
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James Bateman

So sorry for your loss, may Father bring comfort and peace to all of the family and friends during this time.

 Posted September 23, 2017 - 11:54am
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Angel Allen-Martin

Sharon, I met you and Wayne in 1987. Wayne was an upstanding person, devoted Christian and wonderful husband and father. As we go through life, the Wayne's we meet are rare and we are blessed to have the time we do with them. My heart and prayers are with you and your boys. I will see you soon.

Love,
Angel

 Posted September 23, 2017 - 11:31am
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Anne and Wayne Melvin

Sharon, Alex, Josh our hearts break for you. Wayne was a special person sent by God to brighten the lives of so many. His smile lit up the room wherever he was and his voice warmed our hearts. Such a gentle heart he had. We will always remember him. We pray for Gods peace and comfort to cover each of you and your entire family. We love you guys.

 Posted September 23, 2017 - 10:47am
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Linda Mulhern

Sharron, I'm so sorry to hear this. Wayne and I were good friends and I loved playing for him. Praying for you for the days ahead. Linda Mulhern

 Posted September 23, 2017 - 10:13am
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Melvin and Ruth Laurent

So sorry for your loss! Prayers for comfort during these trying days.

 Posted September 23, 2017 - 9:56am

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