Robert Lewis Lavinder

October 9, 1958April 12, 2021

Robert Lewis Lavinder, 62, of Martinsville passed away on Monday, April 12, 2021. He was born October 9, 1958 to Shirley Jean Cochran Lavinder and the late James Leo Lavinder, Sr.

In addition to his father, Robert is preceded in death by his brothers, John M. Lavinder, Tom W. Lavinder and James Leo Lavinder, Jr.; maternal grandparents John R. and Lucille Stadler; paternal grandparents Leona and A.M. Lavinder.

Robert is survived by his mother; son Robby Lavinder; daughter Leah Lavinder; and brother, William “Bill” Lavinder (Joyce).

Robert was a graduate of Martinsville High School and was a member of Broad Street Christian Church.

A visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 17, 2021 at McKee-Stone Funeral Home, with a memorial service to follow at 2:00 p.m. .

In accordance with COVID guidelines, social distancing and the wearing of masks will be required. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Broad Street Christian Church, 106 Broad Street, Martinsville, VA 24112.

Arrangements are by McKee-Stone Funeral Home-Martinsville, VA To express condolences online, please visit


  • A.M. Lavinder, Paternal Grandfather (deceased)
  • Leona Lavinder, Paternal Grandmother (deceased)
  • John R. Stadler, Maternal grandfather (deceased)
  • Lucille Stadler, Maternal Grandmother (deceased)
  • Robert Leo Lavinder, Sr., Father (deceased)
  • John M. Lavinder, Brother (deceased)
  • Tom W. Lavinder, Brother (deceased)
  • James Leo Lavinder, Jr., Brother (deceased)
  • Shirley Jean Cochran Lavinder, Mother
  • Robby Lavinder, Son
  • Leah Lavinder, Daughter
  • William "Bill" Lavinder, Brother
  • Joyce Lavinder, Sister-in-law

  • Broad Street Christian Church


  • Visitation

    Saturday, April 17, 2021

  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, April 17, 2021


Robert Lewis Lavinder

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Marilyn Willett

April 20, 2021

Thank you Robert, when my autistic son Billy wanted old tv's to take apart, you responded and gave him one. This meant a lot to Billy.

Billy Cross

April 17, 2021

My condolences to Bill, Mrs. Lavinder, and Robert's children. Robert and I were great friends in High School, roomed together for a year in college and he was a groomsman in my wedding.

RIP my friend,

Billy Cross
Versailles KY

Arnold & Barbara Bottoms

April 17, 2021

Jim and Shirley were dear friends of our youth. Many fond and happy memories. We are older now but memories defy age. Shirley and her family are in our prayers.

David Martin

April 17, 2021

Robert gave me a job 20 years ago when I needed it. He war a good person and a good friend . He will be missed

Theofilos Balabanis

April 15, 2021

Our deepest sympathies are with the family at this time.

We will keep them in our thoughts and prayers.

God Bless,
Ted & Ruby Balabanis

Velvet and Tom DeJarnette

April 14, 2021

We send our deepest sympathy. Robert has always been a wonderful and caring friend to our family. We will surely miss him and his goodness to all. Prayers to each of his dear family🙏