Michael Jefferson "Mike" Robbins, age 68, of Asheboro passed away on October 3, 2023 at Randolph Hospice House.
Mr. Robbins was born in Randolph County on November 3, 1954 and will be remembered as a true friend and a great person. Mike was formerly employed as a supervisor at Klaussner Furniture and retired from Lowe's Home Improvement. He was a member of Russell's Grove Baptist Church. Mike spent 20 years pitching baseball from little league, pony league, high school, college, and county league. He played 3 years of Legion ball under Charlie Robbins and County League under Marvin Cooper. In 1974, Mike received a baseball scholarship from UNC-W. He was a huge Atlanta Braves fan. Mike was an avid fisherman and hunter. On Thanksgiving morning in 1986, Mike killed a 9-point buck that was scored as a 152. In 1977, Mike caught his biggest bass weighing 91/2 lbs. and in July 2023 he caught his biggest catfish weighing 35 lbs. Mike was preceded in death by his father, Hobert Robbins and daughter, Taylor Harmon.
He is survived by his wife, Deborah Hill Robbins; mother, Clara Varner Robbins McDuffie; stepfather, Bob McDuffie (Vicki); and brothers, Steve Robbins (Ellen), Jeff McDuffie (Susan), and David McDuffie (Stephanie); brother-in-law who was like a brother, Larry Hill; sisters-in-law, Janet Henley, and Sharon McIntosh; and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, October 5, 2023 from 1:00-2:30 pm at the Russell's Grove Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, 5118 Business US-220 in Asheboro. Funeral services will follow at 3:00 pm on Thursday at Russell's Grove Baptist Church with Pastor Tim Fonner and Pastor Lucy Robbins officiating. Burial will be held in the church cemetery.
Mike's family would like to express a special thank you to his Hospice nurse, Lynette White, for the compassionate care she provided to Mike, and to special family friend, Ruth Powell.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Randolph, 416 Vision Drive, Asheboro, NC 27203.
Pugh Funeral Home in Asheboro is serving the Robbins family.