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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Very sorry to hear of Robbie's passing. Ronda, you know my memory of Robbie, as I can still see his smile in my rear view mirror. I have been thinking of you and praying for you all since I heard of his illness. Sending sympathy and prayers from Warren Pa. God bless your family. Kelly Shaw
Submitted by Kelly Shaw on Mar 22 2018 09:56:39 AM
My heart goes out to all of Robbie's family, especially Jessica who had dreams of a life together forever. I am praying for your hearts to be at peace knowing Robbie is forever with God but forever in your hearts and memories. Brenda Looney
Submitted by Brenda Looney on Mar 22 2018 09:37:17 AM
So very sorry for your loss. Sending hugs and prayers to all.
Submitted by Mary Ellen Witzel on Mar 22 2018 08:35:36 AM
Dear Dennie and Ronda,
Since we heard about Robbie's illness we have had you all in our thoughts and prayers. A loss like this is so hard to understand. Wishing you comfort and peace in the coming days and years. May God give you strength to get through this time and Bless you all. Linda Papalia & Don Graham
Submitted by Linda Paplia on Mar 22 2018 08:32:30 AM
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Bruce & Donna Allen lit a candle on Mar 21 2018 10:47:07 PM
So sorry for your loss...
We are keeping you and your family in our prayers ....God Bless!
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