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Blount & Curry Funeral Home-Carrollwood

3207 W Bearss Ave, Tampa, FL

OBITUARY

Gerald William Robbins

October 17, 1945April 8, 2017

Gerald, “Jerry” William Robbins, 71, of Tampa, Florida, passed away on April 8, 2017. Jerry was born in Lafayette, Indiana on October 17, 1945. He graduated from Carmi High School and continued on to receive an Engineering Degree from Northwestern State University of Louisiana. Jerry worked as a Quality Engineer. He enjoyed boating, scuba diving, and golfing. He was also an active Ham Radio Operator. Jerry is survived by his wife, Carole Robbins; two sisters, Linda Robbins of Canton, GA, Cricket (Art) Merritt of Fripp Island, SC; brother, Max (Arlene) Robbins of Lafayette, IN; two children, daughter Karen (Tony) Ballinger of Auburndale, FL, son Chris Robbins of Lakeland, FL; two step-daughters, Tisha (Eddie) Malone of Evansville, IN, and Wendy (Alan) Wells of Newburgh, IN. He is also survived by six grandchildren: Theresa and Danny Ballinger, Jenna and Eric Malone, and Allie and Christian Wells. Jerry is preceded in death by his parents, William and Catherine Robbins. The family wishes to extend their gratitude to Florida Hospital at Connerton for their loving and compassionate care during his final days. Blount and Curry Funeral Home is in charge of cremation arrangements. There will be no public services; please visit and sign the personalized guest book at www.blountcurrycarrollwood.com.

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Donna Neal

September 9, 2017

Carole you are reliving your pain all over again. I pray God gives you the strength to be okay. We both know how hard it is to lose your soulmate. My blessings for you and your family

Dwight Pittman

June 30, 2017

Jerry & I were roommates at Northwestern State in the mid 1960s. We got into so much mischief that the housemother put us in separate rooms on different floors. He was also a wrestler and showed me how to get out of a headlock. That came in handy a few times. I remember going in his silver Pontiac to the Natchitoches pipeline explosion. We were one of the first ones on the scene. Of course I'll never forget when we cut classes and went to Mardi Gras back before they put up blockades and you could walk right up and hop on the floats. He taught me how to solder a connection which came in handy since I became a musician and had to repair my instrument, replace speakers, etc. I could go on all day. I've searched for him for many years and am very sorry I finally found him on this site. My condolences go out to the family.

Jimmy & Pam Eggers

April 20, 2017

I am so sorry for your loss, Carole. He had many fine points. Glad you both were able to have the time together that God gave you. May God give you His comfort and peace that only He can give. I know you miss him tremendously. Our deepest sympathies.

John Dennis

April 18, 2017

I worked for many years alongside Jerry at both Honeywell and Paradyne. I found him to be a good friend, and a man of quick intelligence and subtle humor. He embodied what a good friend should be.
Jerry, save me a spot there, turn on The 1812 Overture, and line up a couple of projects to do. We'll pick it back up.

RK Smith

April 16, 2017

I worked with Jerry at Paradyne. He was a fine man and great to work with...a friend I remember fondly. Vaya con Dios, my friend.

Cuneyt Yilmaz

April 16, 2017

Best manager I've ever had. But Jerry was more than a manager for me. He was a friend. RIP Jerry. I'll miss you very much. Gang's lunch outings will never be the same without you.

April 13, 2017

Martha and I were very sorry to hear of Jerry's passing. I am glad we got to talk a few years ago. He was a wonderful person. Mark and Martha Logan, Oak Ridge, TN

Tanya Rabe

April 13, 2017

I worked with Jerry for many year at Paradyne/AT&T Paradyne. He was a wonderful person. He will be missed. My sympathies to you all. ❤

Ed Thompson

April 12, 2017

Jerry worked for me at Paradyne. He was an outstanding professional employee, well liked and respected by all. His technical abilities helped make Paradyne successful. I was so sorry to hear that he passed away. He will be missed. My sympathies to his family.

Rose Ann Pearce

April 12, 2017

May the warm memories of your life together bring you peace, comfort and strength during difficult days. My sympathy to Carole and the Robbins family.

FROM THE FAMILY