James Arvel Robbins (1951 – 2020)
James A. Robbins was born March 27, 1951 in Cherokee, Oklahoma to Arvel A. and Mary Doris Robbins. He passed from this life in Enid, Oklahoma on October 15, 2020. He attended Cherokee Public Schools and received his Bachelor’s Degree from NWOSU in Alva, Oklahoma. On June 27, 1975 he and Jean Mahieu were married in Helena.
James worked in law enforcement as Cherokee Chief of Police and as Grant County Undersheriff. After leaving law enforcement, he began his career with Koch Hydrocarbon, now known as OneOK. He was a member of the Medford Masonic Lodge, Medford Lions Club, and Scout Master for the Medford Boy Scouts for many years. He was also a member of the Medford First Baptist Church.
James is survived by his wife, Jean of Medford; daughter, Krista and Fabian Reyes of Frederick; daughter, Sheila and Jim Shepherd of Medford; son, Clayton and Megan Robbins of Bray; grandchildren, Alexander and Baylee Reyes of Yukon, Diego Reyes of Germany (serving in the military), Esai Reyes of Frederick, Ethan, Samuel and Maggie Mae Shepherd of Medford, Paige Robbins of Bray; great granddaughter, Aria Beckett Reyes of Lawton; one brother, Tim Robbins and wife, Dorothy of Omaha, Nebraska.
James is preceded in death by his parents; one brother, John Robert Robbins; three sisters, Carolyn Louise Robbins, Mary Beth Robbins and Virginia Ann Robbins.
Graveside memorial service for James will be Friday, October 23, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at Good Hope Cemetery south of Helena with arrangements by Lanman Funeral Home, Inc. of Medford. www.lanmanmemorials.com Facebook: Lanman Funeral Home Inc.
Memorials may be made to Medford Masonic Lodge or Medford First Baptist Church through the funeral home.
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