Rob Burlinson

July 24, 1981October 27, 2019

John Robert ("Rob") Burlinson II, 38 of Osteen, Florida passed away on October 27, 2019. Rob was born on July 24, 1981 in Charleston, S.C. He is preceded in death by his father, John Robert Burlinson, Sr. He is survived by his wife Rachel (Bonnie & Clyde), his son Blake, daughter Alexis ("The Bug"), mother, Vicky Smith, sister, Nicole Burlinson, Aunt, Donna Manzullo and nephew, Aiden Burlinson.

Rob was a project manager for C & H Development, a site development company owned by his best friend Jeremiah Mitchell. An extremely hard worker, Rob leaves behind an abundance of close friends. He was always lending a hand to anyone that needed help. He could fix almost anything and could often be found tinkering in his shop. He was rarely seen without a smile on his face and a sparkle in his eyes.

He was an avid fisherman and hunter and loved spending time with his friends and being outdoors. But his true joy was being with his son and daughter. Rob taught Blake all about fishing and hunting and helped shape him to become an outstanding football player and young man. Rob and "Bug" were best friends who went everywhere together; they were inseparable. He taught her many life skills, but mostly how to be compassionate. So many lives were enriched by knowing Rob. He will be sorely missed and forever in our hearts.

A viewing will be held Saturday, November 2; 3.30 pm at First Baptist Church of Geneva, 325 1st Street, Geneva, FL. 32732 with a service to follow at 4 pm. A Celebration of Life will continue after the service at River Oaks Pavilion in Osteen. Food and music will be provided; we only ask that you bring a chair.

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  • Visitation Saturday, November 2, 2019
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william peuser

November 6, 2019

I had not seen " Little Rob " for quite some time but remember good times when he was younger taking trips with " Little Rob " and his father " Big Rob " fishing and diving in the Bahamas with other family and friends . He loved hanging with his dad learning how to fish and get Lobster out on his dads boat . He was a good kid and we had some memorable times . May God welcome him with open arms !

Shay Athey

November 4, 2019

Yalls Rob is my Clint. I have so many memories with him. So many good and even some bad. Yes there were times I wanted to choke the life out of him my damn self. Like the time he was so fighting mad he flipped my glass coffee table and shattered it into a million pieces. Or even the time he swiped his hand across an end table and smell good oil spilled all over it. But then there were times when he would for no reason fight with me just to buy my breakfast. The minute I walked into the restaurant he would grab the waitress quick and make her give him my ticket. We would fight over it ever time. A few times I beat him to the punch. He would try to argue but I stood my ground as he always did. Or the time he did a job for a friend of mine and he told him to give all the money to me cause I was a single Momma raising twins. It was so unexpected and thoughtful. He loved us and we loved him. There wasn’t a time he didn’t see my girls that he wouldn’t hug, play, & love on them. He was a big staple in our lives. He loved his family and friends and would do anything for any of us. It didn’t matter what time of day it was he was there. Though he owes me millions of dollars for the countless hours I spent on the phone counciling him through life I‘d erase that debt for one more phone call from him. We will forever miss such an amazing man. We love you Robbie aka Clint.

Sam Samhaoui

November 2, 2019

Still in disbelief! Got to know Rob back in 2011 what a great guy to be around! Always optimistic, always ready to make somthing out of nothing!
Rest in peace my friend.
You didnt try my chicken and dumplings yet, but one day you just will !

Priscilla Smith

October 31, 2019

I wasn’t going to write, but figured maybe it’ll make me feel better. Robby, you’re my big brother. You’ve been saved in my phone as “Big Bro” since I was 14 years old. Some of my favorite memories have you in them. Every time I see a tree frog I think of you, I know how much you hated them. Lol You truly are a one of a kind, would do anything for anyone, a protector, and definitely a wild one! You’ve protected me many times, whether it was defending me at the mudruns, cracker day, or saving me at the hair salon when I locked my keys in the truck, or stranded at some persons house and needed a ride. You’ve been there for me countless times, over break ups, over bad news, and of course for the good times. Let me practice driving your stick shift truck at 14, taught me the words to boyz in the hood, doctored me up my first time drinking. I could go on but I’ll keep it short, no one can replace you in my heart. Our whole town is heartbroken over losing you. I hate thinking of this world without you in it. I will miss you forever. I love you. And like we always say, “that’s right!”

Melissa Strickland

October 31, 2019

I have to Start by Saying he was the Best Neighbor We have Every had... He had a Special Kind of Bond With Our 3 Children . The Kids At One Point Never Came Home they were Always Over his house . He Also Messed around With My Husband Wade Newberry About getting Our Chevy Running to go to Woods. He was Down to Earth , Crazy, Funny. You will be Truly Missed by ALL OF US...💖R.I.P

Steve Harrison

October 31, 2019

Robbie would drag me everywhere, even if I didn’t want to go. He would say “ we’ll only stay for a minute”. Couple hours later we are still there, still talking, and not even close to leaving but that’s how I got to meet so many of Rob’s friends and family. Thank you Robbie I will forever miss those not so quick rides to one of your buddies house.