Robin was born September 10‚ 1955. He officially joined the Startex Volunteer Fire Department in 1975. His father was a charter member and fire chief from 1961 until 1993‚ so Robin actually grew up in the fire department. He dearly loved being a firefighter and was very dedicated to the department. Before we were married‚ many of our dates were at fire calls or the department.
He was very much a community man‚ and if anyone ever needed help‚ he was always there. He loved his God and his family‚ in that order. Being very active in the church‚ he sang in the choir and in a quartet with our son‚ daughter‚ and son-in-law. He loved to joke around with people and gave most of them nicknames.
Robin was married to his high school sweetheart (me!) for 36 years and has a very loving family. We have a son‚ Joshua West‚ his wife‚ Leigh‚ and their daughter‚ Kendall; our daughter‚ Jessi Hill‚ her husband‚ Johnathan‚ and two sons‚ Noah and Tucker. The grandchildren were the light of Robin’s life. He is also survived by two sisters‚ Pam Wheeler and Dianne Rogers‚ and a brother‚ Jesse West.
His motto was‚ The happiest people aren’t the ones who have the best of everything‚ but the ones who make the best of everything they have!
We miss him terribly‚ but feel his presence is always with us.