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John Robbins (NO5X)

16 July 2010

John Mark Robbins "Rob" was born in Oklahoma City, OK on April 6, 1949 and went to be with his Lord, Friday, July 16, 2010. John was married to Brenda Sharon (DeHart) Robbins in 1972. He was preceded in death by his father, Lloyd Robbins; sisters, Mary Ruth Grossman and Marty Jean Komo. John is survived by his mother, Nadine (Winterhalter) Robbins of Pittsburgh, PA; wife, Brenda S. (DeHart) Robbins of Midwest City; sons, Jay B. and Jon M. Robbins of Midwest City; his sons' significant others, Tracy Kovarik and Shannon Fields; brother, R. Michael Robbins; three sisters, Millie Blankenship, Becky Swain and Debe Weiss; many nieces and nephews, besides many, many friends. John grew up a minister's son in parsonages in Oklahoma and Kansas and on the Campus of Eastern Christian College in Maryland. He graduated Bel Air High School in Bel Air, Maryland, in 1967. After graduation he attended Bible College in Creswell, MD. John joined the United States Air Force in February 1969 and was assigned to the 62nd Air Base Group, McChord AFB, Washington, from 1969-1971; Air Force Office of Investigations, Washington, DC, 1971-1975; The United States Officer Exchange Program (NATO), 1975-1979; The Armed Forces Staff College, Norfolk, VA, 1979-1986; Tinker Air Force Base, 1986-1991. John was honorably discharged from the United States Air Force and worked as Service Manager for Irwin Business Machines from 1991-2009. John was a licensed Amateur Radio Operator and held the call sign NO5X. He dearly loved the hobby, spending hours building, experimenting and working on electronics equipment. John was the founding member of the Near Space Exploration Group in which a group of local amateur radio operators attempt record breaking high altitude balloon launches carrying radio equipment. John's quick, quick wit, humor and cheerful, generous personality will be dearly missed. We will look forward to a glad reunion with John. Funeral Services will be conducted by Ford Funeral Service at the Mimosa Heights Christian Church at 2pm Tuesday. 73 John SK

Contributed by: Thomas Webb (WA9AFM)

I'll miss john very much. we worked each other via ISS for years, the first time we made contact, his call was AD5GT and under his new call NO5X. Very glad to made these contact under each call, have both QSL cards. god bless. Mark KB1GVR.

Contributed by: Mark A. Austin (KB1GVR)

Every time I look to the sky I think of John. He enjoyed Ham Radio very much. He is missed.

Contributed by: Ronn Folk (AD5JN)

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