Harry F. Robbins, Sr., owner of St. Petersburg Map and Blue Print Company and active in the Boy Scouts and the Kiwanis Club, died Thursday (July 29, 1982) at Edward White II Memorial Hospital. He was 77.
He started St. Petersburg Map and Blue Print Company in 1924 and was active in the company until March when he became ill with a heart condition.
Mr. Robbins was active in the Boy Scouts for Many years. He was a member of the executive council of the Pinellas Area Council, Scoutmaster of Troup 14 at the First Baptist Church and chairman of the camping and activities committee. He was presented the Silver Beaver award, the highest award available to an adult scout worker. He was instrumental in the development of Camp Soule and the summer camping programs for boys and girls.
He served as president of the Kiwanis Club in 1955 and was on the board of directors. He assisted in the development of the Circle K Club in St. Petersburg Junior College and also the Key Club in St. Petersburg High School.
He sponsored and coached Little League.
Mr. Robbins was a longtime member of First Baptist Church of St. Petersburg where he was a Sunday School teacher for 50 years. He was associate superintendent of a junior department of the Sunday School from 1954 until his death, director of the Junior Training Union for 18 years, member of the finance and building committees, and a deacon of the church since 1928.
Survivors include his wife Hazel B.; two sons, Harry F., Jr. (Doris) and Robert J. (Betty Lou); two daughters, Margaret Perry (David) and Jean Robbins; a brother, Arthur J. Robbins; and three grandchildren, Sharon and Todd Robbins and Brian Perry, all of St. Petersburg.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Danks and Florence M. Robbins; his step-father, Lewis W. Robbins; and a granddaughter, Lynn Perry.
Services will be officiated by Dr. James F. Graves and Dr. Earl B. Edington
Hazel Belle Tomlinson Robbins
1904–1998 (m. 1925)
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