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Charles Ervin Robens, 71, of Yorktown, passed away Monday, June 20, 2016, while spending time outdoors at his beloved mountain home in Augusta County.
Affectionately known as “Bubbus” to his sister and brothers and “Uncle Bubbus” to his nieces and nephews, Charlie was one of the most generous, giving and honest people to grace this earth. He joined the U.S. Navy right out of high school at 17 years old and served during the Vietnam War. After the Navy, he began a long and distinguished career with VEPCO and eventually retired with Dominion Power.
Charlie was an avid outdoorsman and a member of Gray Game Conservation Club. He took hunting expeditions to many exciting places including, Africa, Canada and Alaska. Charlie was a proud member of the NRA. He belonged to Moose Lodge No. 1711.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Sallie Robens; and nephew, J.C. Sgavicchio.
He is survived by his special life companion, Charlotte Pope; sister, Ann Sgavicchio; brothers, Stephen Robens and Ernest Robens (Nita); nieces, Amber Ellis (Mark), Malina Robens and Kim Barefoot (Jim); nephews, Chris Robens (Crystal), Brandon Robens (Lisa), Lance Robens, Clayton Robens and Timmy Walpole; six great-nieces and seven great-nephews; one great-great-nephew; and goddaughter, Kyla Otey.
The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 24, at Bucktrout Funeral Home, 4124 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 25, at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Disabled Veterans National Foundation, P.O. Box 96262, Washington, D.C. 20090.
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