Lawrence Edward Robbins
FRANKLIN - Lawrence Edward Robbins, 88, of Franklin, passed away Friday, April 19, 2019.
Born in Swain County, he was the son of the late Alex L. Robbins and Hattie Grant Robbins. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by daughter, Mary Jane Dills; son, Randy Allen Robbins; granddaughter, Christy Waldroop; brothers, Zeb Manuel Robbins, Arnold Robbins, Vance Henry Robbins, Leonard Robbins and Gordon Robbins; and sisters, Birdell DeHart, Della Plemmons, Mattie Nell Elliott, Florence McMahan and Maude Hogue.
Lawrence was a member of Tellico Baptist Church. He enjoyed gardening, caring for his blueberry bushes, working hard and going to the flea market.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Florence Guffey Robbins; four children, Patricia Lynn Waldroop (James), Geraldine Ronan, Judy Ann Brendle and Charles Eddie Robbins (Karen), and daughter-in-law, Lynn Robbins, all of Franklin; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral service was held Monday, April 22, at Tellico Baptist Church. The Rev. Morris Tippett officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery.
The family received friends prior to the service.
Pallbearers were Jake Dills, Travis Waldroop, Joshua Ronan, Avery Brendle, Mason Robbins and James Waldroop. Honorary pallbearers were T.J. Guffey and Benny Hampton.
Macon Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
Condolences can be made at maconfuneralhome.com.