First Name: Carlton  |  Middle Name: Henry  |  Last Name: Robbins, II
Date Born: June 25, 1941
Birth Location: Mill Point, West Virginia
Date Died: December 4, 2020
Place of Death: Coos Bay, Oregon
Final Resting Place: Cremated

Carlton Henry Robbins, II died December 4, 2020 in Coos Bay, Oregon. He was the third of seven children of the late Carlton Henry Robbins, I and Verna Kathleen Gum Robbins, both deceased, formerly of Smoot, West Virginia. Carlton graduated from Smoot High School in 1959 and enlisted in the US Navy in June of that year. His Basic training was at Great Lakes Naval Training Station in Chicago, and then he was stationed in Norfolk, Virginia where he served as a Petty Officer First Class on the USS Tutuila supply ship during the Cuban missile conflict.

After honorable discharge from the Navy in 1962, he was employed by the United States Park Police in Washington, DC from 1962 to 1970. During this period, he also trained as a competitive body builder, receiving awards in Washington. He then became a heavy equipment operator and moved to Santa Cruz, California. He married Francesca Rangel in 1979 in Santa Cruz, and moved to Coos Bay, Oregon in 1980.

Carlton and Francesca had no children. He is survived by six siblings: Joan Whelan of Maryland, Warren Robbins of Virginia, Keith Robbins of Nevada, Karen Crownover of Florida, Lynn Cochran of Virginia, and Terry Robbins of Georgia.

Historical note: Carlton was the 4th, and last, generation of Ruckman lineage born in the original house of David Little Ruckman near Millpoint, West Virginia. His mother, Kathleen Gum, his grandmother Rachel Ruckman Gum, his great grandfather James Renick Ruckman were also born there. His birth home was believed to have been built before the Revolutionary War, around 1770, and was occupied by David Little Ruckman descendants until 1943 when a newer house was built. This same month of December 2020, the last surviving family member born in the original house, Max Leroy Gum, also passed away.  Written by Terry Robbins, January 5, 2021