Gary Robbins

Gary Lee Robbins

1946 - 2019

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Obituary of Gary Lee Robbins

Gary L. Robbins, age 73 of West Liberty, longtime area trucker died suddenly Saturday, July 6, 2019 at his shop in West Branch.

A gathering for family and friends to remember Gary’s life will be held on Saturday, July 13th from 2pm to 7pm at his shop in West Branch (322 E. Main Street).  Private graveside services will be held at Memory Gardens Cemetery in Iowa City.  To share a thought, memory or condolence with his family please visit the funeral home website @

Gary Lee Robbins was born March 23, 1946, the son of Donald E. and Elva M. (Rakestraw) Robbins.  He married Patricia K. Ayers on March 23, 1968 and had celebrated their 51st anniversary.  For over forty years Gary was a semi-driver in this area. He had served in the Iowa National Guard for a number of years.  Gary was known for his love of  family and friends as well as driving his beloved 1954 Ford F100 and antique Farmall Tractors in area parades. He was a simple soul who will be missed by all who knew and loved him!

His family includes his wife, Patricia; their children, Amy Whigham (Ronnie) and Donald Robbins; granddaughter, Nicole Hennings; great-grandsons, Issac and Eli Stephens; brother, Richard Robbins and many extended family members.

Gary was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Donna Carmichael and an infant brother.

Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service is caring for Gary’s family and his arrangements.


Gathering for Family and Friends

2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Saturday, July 13, 2019
Gary's Workshop
322 E. Main Street
West Branch, Iowa, United States