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Wade Robinette

August 13, 1944 — May 10, 2024

Abingdon

With profound sadness and help from our Lord, we will try to write the obituary of a remarkable man, Wade Robinette.

Born August 13, 1944, to John Walker and Eunice Robinette, and passed from this earthly life at the age of 79 on May 10, 2024, to go to his Heavenly home.  

Wade was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Gene and Eddie Laney, a sister-in-law, Shirley and her husband, Jerry, and three brothers-in-law, Greg Turner, Bill Rose, and Don Yates.  Survivors include his wife, Alice Juanita Eggers Robinette (Nene), sisters, Sharon Turner and Yvonne Poff, brothers, John Robinette, Bobbie Laney (Naomi), sisters-in-law, Ruby Yates, Sue Rose, Kathy Rose, and Connie Cress, brothers-in-law, Dan Eggers (Darlene) and Jim Eggers (Margo).  In addition to those left to mourn his passing, Wade shared a special relationship with Aron Turner and his wife Ashley, a nephew, whom he regarded as a son. He found immense joy and pride in the presence of Aron and Ashley's children, Ayden and Cade, whom he embraced as his grandchildren. Their bond was a testament to the deep love and connection he shared with his family.

Wade married the love of his life on December 5, 1964.  Theirs is a love story for the ages that stands as a testament to the enduring power of love. Their journey began amidst the bustling halls of a hospital in Richlands, Virginia, where Wade worked filling Pepsi and candy vending machines.  It was within these very walls that he crossed paths with Alice Juanita Eggers, a student nurse whose beauty was matched by her compassionate soul. In a whirlwind of love and devotion, their hearts intertwined, and within three months, they pledged their lives to one another in matrimony. For an extraordinary 59 years, their bond only grew stronger, their love serving as a beacon of hope and inspiration to all who were fortunate enough to witness it.

In 1969, they moved to Aurora, IL, where Wade dedicated himself to hard work and perseverance.  He found employment at Caterpillar Tractor, where he worked as an assembler and welder for 30 years.  After retiring from his industrious career, he embraced life's simple pleasures with an unmatched zest for living.  His passion for gardening flourished as he nurtured his seeds and plants.  A devoted follower of the Yankees, he cheered on his beloved team with unwavering loyalty. Additionally, he became a fervent supporter of local high school football games where he and Aron shared many Friday nights cheering on the teams. Beyond the confines of their home, he and Nene embarked on adventures near and far. Just last summer, at Cooperstown's New York, Wade check marked the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum off his bucket list.

 A man of unwavering faith and deep humility, Wade exemplified the essence of Christian devotion, transcending denominational boundaries with his profound connection to God. His unwavering trust in God's guidance and providence was evident to all who knew him.  His faith was not confined to the walls of any church, for he carried the presence of God with him always. Though his earthly journey has come to an end, his legacy of kindness, humility, and unwaveringly faith will forever illuminate our lives.

The funeral service will be held at 1:00 pm, Wednesday, May 15, 2024 at Knollkreg Memorial Park Mausoleum, with Bobby Laney officiating. Pallbearers will be Aron Turner, Garon Turner, Travis Cress, Shawn Cress, Dan Eggers and Jim Eggers. Honorary pallbearers will be Brad Cress, Robert Burson, Jeff Robinette and Keith Robinette. The family will receive friends at their home following the funeral.

The family of Wade Robinette is being cared for by Farris Funeral Service & Crematory, Main Street location, 427 E. Main Street, Abingdon, VA 276-623-2700.

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Wednesday, May 15, 2024

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Knollkreg Memorial Park

556 Walden Rd, Abingdon, VA 24210

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