Gary Allen Robbins, 80, of Worland, Wyoming, passed away peacefully on April 29, 2022 surrounded by his loved ones.
Gary was born on Aug. 12, 1941 in Powell, to Bain Lagard and Elenore “Noni” (Hiemer) Robbins. While growing up he attended school in Powell, graduating from Powell High School in 1960. During high school he met Diane whom he later married in Powell, on Oct. 31, 1964. To this union, a baby girl, Gayla, was born July 10, 1965. A few years later a baby boy, Michael, was born Oct. 16, 1967.
After the close of this union, Gary later met the love of his life, Carolyn Garrett, along with his daughter, Colette, whom he adopted in 1970. Gary met Carolyn in Riverton when he was a Pepsi route driver. Soon after, they wed in the United Methodist Church on Sept. 5, 1970.
The couple moved to Casper, where they resided for a few years. While there, their son Bain was born, on June 15, 1973. Two years later, in 1975, they moved to their final spot in Worland. Gary worked as a roustabout and truck driver for several companies over the next few decades.
During the 1980s Gary enjoyed spending time stock car racing. He was known for his 08 Green Oscar the Grouch stock car, which won several awards. Gary loved working or tinkering on anything and everything.
One of the biggest projects that he took pride and joy in was his truck “Sweet Pea.” He and his dad worked on this 1964 International pickup truck and later he had it restored. This was his baby. He entered her into several car shows and won numerous awards.
Gary loved traveling around the United States with his love, Carolyn. One of his fondest memories traveling was when they drove back to Nashville, Tennessee, to the Grand Ole Opry.
Gary enjoyed spending his Sundays gathered with his buddies at church. Any chance he got he wanted to be surrounded by his grandchildren where they could play games or he could teach new things because anyone who knew him knew that was his pride and joy. Gary was a special man who would have given a hand to anyone in need. There was no such thing as a stranger in his world; he knew everyone. His laugh and jokes filled any and every room he entered.
He was preceded in death by his parents, beautiful bride of 51 years, Carolyn, son Bain and brother Marty.
Survivors include his children: Gayla (Mark) Johnson of Washington, Michael of Washington and Colette (Chris) Kocher of Worland; siblings: Elva Kauffman and John Robbins; eight grandchildren: Brittney (Jacob), Trevor (Ashley), Thane, Raelynn, Thomas, Amber (Kyle), Danny (Nikki), and Anna; and eight great-grandchildren: Tate, Tobias, Cameron, Wyatt, Emily, Logan, Jasper and Paetyn.
Graveside services will be held on May 21, 2022, at 11 a.m., at Riverview Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Wyoming Pitbull Post Rescue and sent to PO Box 524, Worland, WY 82401. Online condolences may be made to www.bryantfuneralhomeonline.com.