J. Scott Robbins passed away July 18th, 2017. He was a former resident of Muncie, Indiana, from 1957 until 2008. He was more recently a resident of Lafayette, Indiana with Ellen Robbins, his wife of 74 years. Ellen recently passed away on May 24, 2017.
Scott is survived by four children, Chris (Attica, IN), Beth (Herndon, VA), Melissa Robbins Meredith (Renton, WA), and Brian (Daleville, IN), his beloved grandchildren Robin and Heron Teegarden, Attica, IN), 2 step grandchildren and 4 step great grandchildren. Scott was the son of the late Gail and Loretta Robbins (Pierceton, IN) and was predeceased by his brother Roswell and sister Elnora.
Scott married Ellen Bormuth in 1943 before he left to serve in WWII. They recently observed with family their 74th wedding anniversary. Scott earned a Bachelors degree from Purdue, '52 and a Masters degree from Ball State, '67. Scott and Ellen settled in Muncie, IN in 1957. Scott taught Science and Biology at Franklin Jr High and Middle School from 1957 until he retired in 1987. He and Ellen were active members of High Street United Methodist Church in Muncie for more than 50 years. He volunteered for Habitat For Humanity and for Minnetrista Cultural Center in Muncie, where he built exhibition displays.
Scott enjoyed his carreer as a teacher and also operating heavy construction equipment during his summers off from teaching. He enjoyed reading, listening to music, gardening, travel, woodworking, and reading about and researching history of the WWII Pacific Theatre. Scott proudly served in the U.S. Army from 1943 until 1945 in the Pacific Theatre in the 873rd Airborne Engineer Battalion. He enjoyed sharing his stories with others interested in his experiences, including growing up on his family's farm during the Depression, serving in WWII, returning to home and family after the war as part of the “Greatest Generation”, and being a teacher.
Private Family Services.
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