Earnest Edward Robbins, “Ernie”, passed away Sunday, February 9, 2020 in his home in Clinton. Born in Sentinel on May 21, 1957 to the late John Robbins and Margie (Bennett) Robbins, he was the youngest of three children. Ernie spent his childhood in and around Sentinel, graduating from Sentinel High School in 1975. He continued his educational pursuits by attending SWOSU in Weatherford, completing his undergraduate degree in 1979 with dual majors in Chemistry and Biology. Ernie’s studies then brought him to Fort Smith, Arkansas, at the Sparks Regional Medical Center, where he completed the Medical Technology program.
Ernie returned to western Oklahoma, accepting a job in the laboratory at Clinton’s hospital, where he would go on to work for nearly 40 years. In the later stages of his career, he was also proud to be able to share some of his years of medical tech experience, spending the 2018 academic year as an instructor at SWOSU’s Sayre campus. While in Clinton, Ernie enjoyed spending time fishing, shooting, golfing, and watching car races throughout the area, and would go on to welcome two sons, Anthony “Tony” Robbins and Christopher “CJ” Robbins, into his life.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and is survived by sons CJ Robbins of Oklahoma City, and Tony Robbins and wife Monica of Virginia, plus five grandchildren including Logan, Gavin, Maddie, Holden, and Colton. He is also survived by his sister Beth Stubbs and husband Bob of Weatherford, his brother John Jr. and wife Arlie of Hammon, and many more nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
According to his wishes, no services are to be held, and it is asked that he simply be kept in your thoughts, prayers, and memories. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to Friends For Life Animal Sanctuary, PO Box 1965, Weatherford, OK 73096.