Robert Lee Withington, known best as “Robbie”, passed away Tuesday, March 20, 2018, following a battle with cancer. Born September 15, 1985, Robbie was a native of Pennsylvania and a graduate of Penn State. Vacationing at the beaches of North Carolina as a child ignited an interest in its coastal communities. From a very young age, he always had a love for the outdoors and wildlife. As a Wildlife Biologist with the USDA Wildlife Services, Jacksonville, North Carolina afforded an opportunity for him to fulfill his passion of the outdoors hunting, fishing and loving every day. His life grew more complete following marriage to his wife, Jessica, on May 31, 2014. They established their home last year in Newport, North Carolina. At 32, Robbie’s life ended as it was just seeming to begin.
Left to cherish Robbie’s memory are his beloved wife, Dr. Jessica B. Harrell; his devoted parents, Dennie and Ronda Withington of Pollocksville; only brother, Shawn Withington of Maryland; paternal grandparents, Roy and Sandra Withington of Youngsville, PA; maternal step-grandmother, Hilda Haehn of Pittsfield, PA; parents-in-law, George and Linda Harrell of Snow Hill; sister-in-law, Ashley Harrell Strickland and husband, Cory of LaGrange; a nephew, Hardy Strickland; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Preceding Robbie in death are his paternal grandmother, Susan Withington; and maternal grandparents, Donald and Beverly Haehn.
A Service of Remembrance will be held 1 PM Saturday, March 24, at Calvary Memorial United Methodist Church, 107 W. Greene Street, Snow Hill, NC.
The family will receive friends immediately following the service in the church’s fellowship hall and other times at the home of George and Linda Harrell, 513 Sturbridge Drive, Snow Hill, NC.
Memorials in Robbie’s memory are suggested to the National Wild Turkey Federation New River Longbeards Chapter Scholarship Fund, 555 Grants Creek Road, Jacksonville, NC 28546. Online condolences at www.taylor-tyson.com
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So sorry to hear to hear of the passing of your son. Praying for God's love to embrace and comfort you and your family in the days and weeks ahead. May Robbie live on in all your hearts everyday. Lord Bless you and your family. Love Brad & Brenda Johnson
Submitted by Brenda Johnson on Mar 27 2018 11:33:05 AM
You're in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless you all.
Submitted by Ed Cassidy and family on Mar 26 2018 06:22:07 AM
So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to your family.
Submitted by John Merenick on Mar 25 2018 04:07:28 PM
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John Merenick lit a candle on Mar 25 2018 04:06:19 PM
What a great person Robbie was, he was always kind and polite. His kind heart will be sadly missed. At this difficult time we are so sorry for you loss Denny & Ronda. Sending many thoughts and prayers for you and your family for now and the days to come. Ever since we heard he was ill we have had you in our prayers and thoughts.
Submitted by Penny and Steve Rex on Mar 24 2018 07:42:34 PM
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Steve and Penny Rex lit a candle on Mar 24 2018 07:37:50 PM
Thank you for allowing me into your life. It was a pleasure and honor to care for such a kindhearted soul, never once complaining about life's circumstances. You were blessed with a beautiful family and chose a strong courageous woman to share your life with and I thank you for the memories. May God keep you in His loving arms until we meet again.
Love, Doni and Rusty
Submitted by Doni Riley on Mar 24 2018 08:36:20 AM
So sorry to hear about the loss of your son. I worked with Denny at the Watson Home and he always spoke highly of Robbie. You are in my thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Submitted by Donna Miller on Mar 24 2018 08:35:34 AM
Mark & LuAnn Withington lit a candle for Robbie Withington
Mark & LuAnn Withington lit a candle on Mar 23 2018 01:53:20 PM
May you Rest in Peace!
Submitted by Ramsey May and Family on Mar 23 2018 06:47:51 AM
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