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James William Robbins, 78

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By The Staff

MADISON, Ind. – James William “Bill” Robbins, 78, of Madison died Thursday, Sept. 11, 2008, at the Veteran’s Administration Medical Center in Louisville, Ky.

Funeral services were Sunday, Sept. 14, at the Morgan and Nay Funeral Center, 325 Demaree Drive, Madison, with Bro. George A. Severn officiating. Burial was in Grandview Memorial Gardens near Madison.

Mr. Robbins was born, Jan. 8, 1930, in Madison to the late William S. and Ruth Marie (Richards) Robbins.

A lifelong Madison resident, he served in the U.S. Army in the Quartermaster Corps. He was honorably discharged April 30, 1950.

He married the former Francis Copeland on Jan. 14, 1961.

He worked as an over-the-road truck driver for Red Ball and North American Van Lines from 1951-63. He also was a truck driver for Thompson Dairy for 15 years.

He was a member of the Manville Christian Church. He enjoyed traveling all over the United States.

Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Sue (LeRoy) Palmer of North Vernon, Ind., Angela (Paul) Oresik of Hanover, Ind, and Pondra (Joe) Ayler of Manville, Ind.; a son, James G. Waddle and his companion, Dollie, of Henderson, N.C.; a sister, Betty J. Ralston of Madison; two brothers, Joe E. Robbins of Noblesville, Ind., and John A. Robbins of Madison; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Jerry Robbins.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Manvillle Christian Church; contribution cards are available at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home Web site,  www.morgan-nay.com.