Edwards Funeral Home

201 North 12th Street, Fort Smith, AR


Marvin O. Robbins

December 3, 1934January 15, 2020
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Marvin O’Dell Robbins, was born December 3, 1934 in Fort Smith to Harvey and Velma Robbins. Marvin died January 15, 2020 in Fort Smith. He faithfully served God, his church, Grand Avenue Baptist, his country, and he loved his family and was a friend to all that he met. He never complained no matter what he had to endure or confront. He gave everything, yet expected nothing, volunteering at Grand Avenue Baptist Helping Hands Ministry and so much more. Marvin was proud of his country and served in the U.S. Army, and even met Elvis Presley during that time. He was a lifelong resident of Fort Smith and worked at Harding Glass for over 25 years meeting a lot of wonderful friends. Marvin enjoyed square dancing and skiing in his younger years and one of his first jobs was serving as a life guard at Creekmore Park. Later in life, he and his late wife, Irene, along with friends started an estate sale business. They stayed busy and served a much needed cause with their service. We will always miss you and forever be proud of the legacy you left.

Marvin is survived by his wife Shirley Cordell Robbins; his children, son Gregory Robbins-Blake and husband Cliff; and daughter Karen Bonds Hines and husband Tim; three grandchildren, Andrew Bonds and wife Christina, Justin Bonds and Allison Bonds; three great-grandchildren, Aaron, Cadence and Chloe Bonds; one step-granddaughter, Katy Cordell and many special nieces, nephews, and cousins. Marvin was preceded in death by his first wife of 60 years Irene Henley Robbins and his son-in-law Paul A. Bonds.

Funeral service will be Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 2:00 PM in the Edwards Funeral Home Chapel and burial will be Tuesday, January 21, 2020 in the U.S. National Cemetery under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home.

The family will greet friends at Edwards Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday from 1:00 PM to service time.

Pallbearers will be Andrew Bonds, Justin Bonds, Tim Hines, Jody Bonds, Dennis Chapman, and Doug Kirkland.

Honorary pallbearers will be Bob Crawford, Robert Pullen, Buddy Cole, Roy Tipton, Dick James, Enoch Diffee, Joe Bonds, Willard Horton, and the Carrol King Sunday School Class of Grand Avenue Baptist Church.

The family wishes to Thank Mercy Hospice for being so very kind, caring and understanding during his time in their care.

In lieu of flowers donations can be sent to the Helping Hands Ministry at Grand Avenue Baptist Church and the Midland Heights Clothes Closet.

To sign an online guestbook visit www.edwardsfuneralhome.com


  • Grand Avenue Baptist Church,Helping Hands Ministry
  • Midland Heights United Methodist Church Clothes Closet


  • Visitation Saturday, January 18, 2020
  • Funeral Service Saturday, January 18, 2020
  • Burial with United States Army Honors Tuesday, January 21, 2020


Marvin O. Robbins

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Mickie White

January 16, 2020

A wonderful neighbor and good friend for many years . He and Irene always busy helping others. Blessing to family.

Kristin Williams Armstrong

January 16, 2020

I spent many of my childhood days at Marvin and Irene’s house all wonderful memories..He will be missed by many...Love all of you so much ❤️