Born on October 18, 1944, at Smyrna Army Field Hospital in Smyrna, Tennessee, she was the only child of Edgar William and Margaret Louise (nee Finch) Guy. Raised in a military family, she would live in 6 different states graduating from Limestone Highschool in Limestone, Maine. It was there that she was crowned Miss Flame 1961. She attended Huntingdon College where she would meet and marry her college sweetheart. Together they would travel the world, living in 12 locations to include 13 years in Germany before retiring to Knoxville, Tennessee in 2001.
She spent the last 13 years of her career as an Executive Assistant at the U.S. Army Center of Military History at Fort McNair in Washington D.C. receiving several commendations for outstanding performance.
Carol was a loving mom to four children. She was a great cook and loved to entertain. Her creativity was always on display through her cooking, crafting, sewing and artwork. She was an avid volunteer in scouting, schools, and the community. She was an active member of the German-American Women's Club Heidelberg (DAFC) from 1983-1991. She belonged to the National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution for over sixteen years being active in the Emory Road Chapter (Knoxville) and the Andrew Bogle Chapter (Knoxville), where she spent the bulk of her time. She served in many roles including Vice Regent and Regent. She also served in the Tennessee Daughters of the American Revolution as the State Chair of the Seimes Technology Center from 2007-2010. She was a member of The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America. She enjoyed being a NCAA track & field official with her husband.
She was preceded in death by her parents, as well as her husband of 53 years, Christopher L. Robbins. She is survived by her son Matthew (Teresa) of Knoxville, daughters Suzanne (Michael) McDonald of Gainesville, Florida, Christine (Stephen) Murray of Alexandria, Virginia and Elizabeth (David) Robinson of Southern Pines, North Carolina, 11 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.
The family would like to extend their gratitude to the caregivers who supported her in her final years. Special Thank You to Jacqueline Huling.
The family will receive friends and family on December 20, 2023, at 10am at Berry Highland Memorial, 5315 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919. The funeral service will begin at 11am with Phil Rains officiating. Interment will immediately follow in the Berry Highland Memorial Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association in honor of our Mom, Carol.