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march 10, 1928 – november 4, 2023
Wendell R. Robbins, a dedicated and hardworking individual, peacefully left this world on November 4, 2023, at the age of 95. Born on March 10, 1928, in McRoberts, KY, Wendell journeyed through life with unwavering determination and an unyielding love for his family.
Wendell’s early years were shaped by his upbringing on a humble farm, where he developed a deep appreciation for agriculture and hard work. Pursuing his dreams, he attended the University of Kentucky, where he acquired a passion for learning and a strong work ethic. Relocating to Ohio to seek employment opportunities outside of the farm life. His dedication and unwavering commitment to his work earned him the admiration and respect of those around him.
In addition to his professional accomplishments, Wendell had a compassionate spirit and a genuine desire to help others. His love for repairing and fixing things led him to create the first robot at Lunkenheimer Valves and assisted numerous individuals by repairing their tube televisions, never charging a dime. His small acts of kindness left an indelible impact on the lives he touched.
Wendell’s heart overflowed with love for his family. He cherished spending quality time with his daughter Linda (James) Littrell and his sons Kenneth (Connie), Wayne (Cathy), and Roger (Mili) Robbins. A beloved grandfather and great grandfather. Their love and support brought him immeasurable joy throughout the years. Wendell was a pillar of strength for his family, a guiding light who provided them with unwavering love and support.
His deep-rooted faith led him to be actively involved in his local church, where he served as a custodian, ensuring that the house of God remained pristine. In his leisure time, Wendell enjoyed pursuing his passions for golf and bowling. On the golf course, his skill and dedication were rewarded with trophies and even a remarkable hole-in-one. When not on the green, he could be found cheering on his favorite contestants on “The Price is Right” or indulging in the excitement of the Game Show Network.
As we say our final goodbyes, let us remember Wendell R. Robbins as a compassionate, hardworking, and loving individual who brought joy to the lives of those around him. His legacy will live on through the fond memories and lives he touched. Although we mourn his loss, let us also celebrate the well-lived life of a man who embraced each day with a loving heart and a tireless spirit.
A private memorial service for Wendell R. Robbins will be held by family.
The family is now at peace, knowing that Wendell has reunited with his loving wife of 47 years, Gladys and those who preceded him in death.
“I’ll always remember him coming to our house with his bag to fix our TV. Waiting to watch the glass tube glow was so exciting to me. He would make me laugh and do his Donald Duck impressions. Loved when him and Aunt Gladys would come to the to visit. He is the last of my Uncles on both sides of the family. I know they are all together and having a great time in heaven. Love you Uncle Wendell, Teresa”
“Uncle Wendell was such a loving, kind, caring man and I know he will be missed very much by all of his friends and family. Thinking of you all today and every day. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers here in Kentucky. Wish we could be there with you all. We love you, Cindy”
“So sorry to hear this Linda. Sending my thought and prayers to you all”
“So sorry to see this. We adored that man. Hugs to the entire family.”
“Heartbroken to see this. I adored this man.”
“My condolences. May he rest in peace.”
“May you find peace and comfort, big hugs to the entire family. The Thacker family”
“Sending all our love to your family during this time Regards Fiona Barlow – Melbourne Australia Office Shepherd Color”
“So sorry for your loss! Thoughts and prayers with family.”