Bobby Loal Robbins, 78, died Feb. 12, 2020.
Born on Oct. 16, 1941, in Memphis, Tenn., to the late Lawerence and Nina Robbins.
Bobby graduated from Chaffey High School, located in Ontario, in 1959. He spent much of his working years as a carpet layer.
Bobby resided in the Yucaipa/Calimesa area for the last 11 years. He was known by his family as “Bubba” or “Bubba R.” Although, he was often stubborn, so he also coined the nickname “Stubborn Old Goat” by his granddaughter, Peyton. This nickname brought him laughter, which was always a joy to hear. Bobby had a personality unparalleled to that of any other and he loved his family dearly.
Bobby arrived at his daughter, Tara’s, home on hospice Tuesday night, Feb. 11, and passed 19 hours later. He was surrounded by his children and a few of his grandchildren. He will be greatly missed.
Bobby had a sense of humor and one of his favorite movies was “Tombstone.” So, until we meet again, Bubba, in the words of Curly Bill, “Well...bye.”
He is survived by his three sisters, Annette Best, Sylvia Newman, and Billy Jean Applewhite; his six children Tony Robbins, Kelly Robbins-Gonzalez, Dana Robbins, Michael Robbins, Tara Holgate, and Brandon Robbins; as well as his 17 grandchildren
Bobby has donated his body to the “Bodies for Science Program” in Loma Linda.