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Charles Vernon Robbins, 85, of Vinita, Okla., formerly of Lebanon, died Sunday, Oct. 10, 2021, in Emerald Care Center in Claremore, Okla.
He was born July 18, 1936, in Kansas City, Kan. to Harry Frank and Esther Marie Roberts Robbins.
On July 2, 1953, he married Wanda Marie Cole.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Wanda on Sept. 1, 2003; six brothers, and two sisters.
Charles was born and raised in Kansas City, Kan., and received his education there. After he and Wanda were married, they made their home in Kansas For a few years before moving to Lebanon, where they lovingly raised their family. In 1972, Charles and Wanda established Ho-Humm Canoe Rental and Campground close to Bennett Spring, and operated the business for almost 50 years. Charles had made his home at the Lake of the Ozarks for the last few years before moving to Oklahoma when his health began to fail. He was a hard worker and would help anyone. He enjoyed meeting people from all over who came to camp and liked when they returned each year. In his spare time he enjoyed fishing and liked watching birds and wildlife.
He is survived by a daughter, Rhonda Blue and her husband Greg of Vinita, Okla.; two sons, Kelly Robbins and Clinton Robbins and his wife Cheri, all of Lebanon; five grandchildren, Amy Porter and her husband John, Danny Fohn and his wife Shawn, Jennifer Braden, and Joe Dickenson, Christopher Robbins, and Chucky Robbins and his wife Crystal; eight great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; a number of nieces and nephews; as well as a host of other relatives and friends.
Graveside services and burial for Charles Vernon Robbins will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, at Mount Rose Memorial Park in Lebanon., under the direction of Holman-Howe Funeral Home of Lebanon.
A visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Friday in the Holman-Howe Funeral Home in Lebanon.
Memorials to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Disease and to the Alzheimer’s Association have been established and contributions may be made through the funeral home.
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