Robert Joseph “Bobby” Durbin, 66, passed away peacefully Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018.
He was born July 27, 1952, in Jackson County, Missouri, to the late retired U.S. Navy Boatswain’s Mate Robert Willis Durbin and Juanita Plummer Durbin. Bobby was a graduate of Bayside High School, Class of 1970. He was an electrician for Public Works at Little Creek Amphibious Base from 1972 to 1979. He retired after 26 years as a master electrician from the City of Virginia Beach-Public Utilities Sewer Pump Shop in 2007.
Bobby was an active member and served on several board positions, including president with the Aragona Lions Club for almost 20 years. He was also a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles and the Moose Lodge. Bobby was an avid golfer and enjoyed spending time in Florida with his childhood friend Jeff, golfing and enjoying the warm weather. At one time, the friends were owners of a clamming reef off the Gulf side of Florida. He enjoyed woodworking and a nice cold Budweiser.
Bobby is survived by his children, Carrie Durbin Kline (Lee) and John Robert Durbin (Adrienne); grandchildren, Madison Alicia Foley and Ian Robert Durbin; and his former spouses, Deborah Hollingsworth and Suzanne DeVaughan Durbin.
The family would like to thank the ICU Staff at Virginia Beach General Hospital, Pauline, Shanel, Joe, Virginia, Dr. Hathwar, Dr. Greenberg, Dr. Agha and Dr. Belete for their compassionate care.
A celebration of life gathering will be held from 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 11, at Footers Sports Bar, 4676 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach.
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