Michael Robbins


Michael R. Robbins, 64, of Edinburgh, died at 9:13 a.m. Wednesday, March 29, 2017, at his residence from complications of a five month battle with lung cancer.

Michael was a 1970 graduate of Madison Consolidated High School, completed his journeyman toolmaker and went on to become a manufacturing engineer at Cummins, where he retired after 39 years. He enjoyed mowing, taking care of his lawn and riding his motorcycle. He was a DIY guy and enjoyed doing it. He bowled for many years with the 300 series.

Family and friends may call from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Barkes, Weaver, & Glick Funeral Home on Washington Street. Private graveside services will be at Rest Haven Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Columbus Regional Hospital Cancer Center for the Lung Screening Program.

Online condolences and special memories may be shared with the Robbins family at barkesweaverglick.com and a video tribute viewed.

Michael was born on October 20, 1952, in Madison, Indiana, the son of Norman Leroy and Rosamond V. Fallis Robbins.

On November 18, 1978, in Nineveh, he married Debra D. Roach.

Survivors include his loving family; his mother, Rosamond V. Robbins of Columbus; his wife of 38 years; children, Eric (Stacy) Robbins of Michigan and Holly (Josh) Burton of Edinburgh; siblings, Danny K. (Carolyn) Robbins of Madison, Rhonda J. Wells of Columbus, Norma L. (Thomas) Humphrey of Ellettsville and Anthony B. Robbins of Columbus; grandchildren, Christopher Robbins, Crystal Boknecht, Wyatt Kinney, Zack Burton, Gavin Robbins and Taylor Robbins; great-grandchildren, Taiden Boknecht and Carson Boknecht; mother-in-law, Marcella M. Roach of Franklin; brother-in-laws, Gayland (Debra) Roach and Lonnie (Vickie) Roach, both of Nineveh; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins; and his special cats.

He was preceded in death by his father; son, Derrick Michael Robbins; father-in-law, Woodrow Roach; sister-in-laws, Sandra West and Cheryl Moore; and nephew, Marc Moore.