OBITUARY

Christopher Lindsay Robbins

November 29, 1941April 12, 2018
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Christopher Lindsay Robbins of Knoxville, Tennessee passed away on April 12, 2018 at the age of 76.

Born November 29, 1941, at Duke University Medical Center, he was the only son of George Lindsay and Blanche Geneva (nee Atkins) Robbins. Raised in Annandale, Virginia, he graduated from the University of Tennessee in 1966. A civil servant for thirty-six years, his career would take him to Moline, Illinois; Huntsville, Alabama; Jacksonville, Florida; Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania; Zweibruecken, Germany; Middletown, Maryland; Dale City, Virginia; Heidelberg, Germany; Burke, Virginia; and Centreville, Virginia before retiring to Knoxville, Tennessee in 2001. His awards include a Meritorious Civilian Service Award from the Department of the Army.

He was an avid Tennessee Volunteer fan, a tremendous genealogist, and a master gardener. He was a member of The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, The Order of the Founders and Patriots of America, and the Clan Robertson.

He is predeceased by his parents and only sister, Olga Ann Cagan. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Emily Carol (nee Guy), son Matthew Christopher (Teresa) of Knoxville, daughters Suzanne (Michael) McDonald of Gainesville, Florida, Christine (Stephen) Murray of Leesburg, Virginia and Elizabeth (David) Robinson of Southern Pines, North Carolina, eleven grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 11 am to 12 pm at Berry Highland Memorial Funeral Home, 5315 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, Tennessee 37919. There will be a Chapel Service at 12 pm with interment to follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in honor of his wife Carol to the Alzheimer's Association.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, April 21, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, April 21, 2018
  • Graveside Service Saturday, April 21, 2018
REMEMBERING

Christopher Lindsay Robbins

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Elli Tarbell

April 20, 2018

So sorry to hear about Chris. We met in Heidelberg Germany. Kept in touch at Christmas time.
My condolences to Carol and family.

Ron Massott

April 20, 2018

Saddened by the news, but happy to remember the fun and good times in Zweibruecken. Following that , we maintained contact over the years - even if only a Christmas letter to keep up to date on the family goings on. Then there was always the Hokie connection we had by our children attending Virginia Tech.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Chris and Carol, and the entire family.

Carol and John Drake

April 16, 2018

We are so very sorry for the loss of Chris. We had such high respect and love for him and Carol. They always helped us with the Guy Reunion and provided us with information that some of us did not have. We all laughed and had great times at the Reunions. Chris always joked around with us and my parents,both now deceased, and all of us appreciated everything they did. We enjoyed visits to Mr Melton's farm and looking at photographs along with talking about our ancestors. Chris and Carol came to my parents 60th anniversary and visited their home. We will miss Chris very much. Carol and all the family are in our thoughts and prayers .
You all have our love and deepest condolences.
Love, Carol and John Drake and family.

Suzanne McDonald

April 14, 2018

Suzanne McDonald

April 14, 2018

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