John was born Oct. 23, 1964, in Vigo County.
John was the first-born son of Lynda (Spurlock) Robbins Girton and the late Max Robbins and the stepson of the late Don Girton. He graduated from Brazil High School and Ivy Tech.
John loved being in the outdoors, spending time at his cabin at the river, riding his Harleys, running his little repair shop and becoming a friend to most everyone he met.
In his earlier years, John ran the repair shop at Robbins Sales and Service on Walnut Street.
He took great pride in taking care of his mother and grandkids.
His greatest joy in life was his family, and going to the river with his brother and sister-in-law and grandson Ethan. John was preceded in death by his grandparents John and Irene Spurlock, whom he called Mommo and Poppo, his father, step-father, his first wife and mother of his children Ronica Paddock Robbins, his second wife and mother of his step-children Vicki Wilmouth Robbins and two little nephews William Brandon and Jeffery Robbins.
He leaves behind his mother, son Johnnie Robbins, daughter Kayla (Robbins) and husband Adam Raines, stepchildren Nick Kirkling, Danielle Flora, Jamie Brush and Darin Brush.
He also leaves his brothers and sisters-in-law William Patrick Robbins and wife Johnna and Joseph Robbins and wife Jayme, five grandchildren that he was so proud of, Bralynn Robbins, his study buddy Aiden Simonson, his fishing buddy Ethan Robbins, two little buddies Kingston Robbins and Preston Robbins, five step-grandchildren Tyler, Tanner, Grayson, Coleson and Kailyn, aunt Brenda Kennedy and uncles Bill Spurlock and Steve Spurlock, his third wife and still good friend Tami Davis, niece Lori Ann Robbins, with whom he had an extremely close relationship, his little nephew Max Robbins, as well as many cousins.
Services will take place Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 7 p.m., at Lawson-Miller Chapel with Pastor Ernie Rush officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4-7 p.m., at the funeral home. Private family burial will follow at Bee Ridge Cemetery.
Light a candle in his memory at www.frenchfuneralhome.com.