Thomas Robbs

Thomas Robbs, 86, of Fairview Heights, IL, born Friday, January 13, 1922 in Roselle, Missouri, died Thursday, October 9, 2008 at Cedar Ridge Healthcare in Lebanon, IL.

Mr. Robbs worked as a maintenance supervisor for Chessie Railroad System where he retired after 40 years of service. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Fairview Heights, IL, and was past president of International Brotherhood of Railway Workers.

He is preceded in death by:

  • Wife: Juanita nee Bollinger Robbs
  • Parents: Ernest C. & Myrtle I. nee Matthews Robbs
  • Brother: John Robbs
  • Sister: Virginia Reed
  • Half Brother: Albert Octender
He is survived by:
  • Son: Thomas "Gene" (Shirley) E. Robbs of Venedy, IL
  • Daughter: Donna S. Duckworth of Troy, IL
  • Grandchildren
    • Madelynn Robbs
    • Nancy Robbs
    • Michael (Larrah) Duckworth
  • Great Grandchildren
    • Daniel Otten,
    • Garret Garland,
    • Josh Madrid
  • Brother: Ernie (Joy) Robbs of West Des Moines, Iowa
  • Sisters
    • Helen McCormack of Jackson, MO
    • Doris Eaves of Overland, MO
    • Mary Northcutt of Imperial, MO
  • Sister-in-law: Joy Robbs of O'Fallon, IL
  • Brother-in-law: Clifford Reed of Winfield, MO.
Memorials: Memorials may be made to Heartland Hospice, Cedar Ridge Healthcare Center, or First Baptist Church, Fairview Heights.

Visitation: Friends may call from 3-7 pm Sunday, October 12, 2008 at Kurrus Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 11 am Monday, October 13, 2008 at Kurrus Funeral Home with Rev. Bob Graham officiating. Interment will follow at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, IL.