September 3, 1945 - August 7, 2020
Dinkins – Robert “Papa Rob” Leon Dinkins, age 74, of Glen St. Mary, Florida passed away August 7, 2020 at UF Health Shands Hospital in Gainesville, Florida. He was born September 3, 1945 in Baker County, Florida to the late Leon Dinkins and Marvin Taylor Dinkins. Papa Rob was a lifelong resident of Baker County and a member of Glen Baptist Church. He was very involved in his church as a crossing guard, substitute Sunday School Teacher and a cook in the church kitchen. Papa Rob enjoyed his long career at NEFCOM and retired as the Plant Manager after 30 years. He was known as a fix it man. Papa Rob also enjoyed hunting with his dogs and fishing out on the johnboat. Most of all Papa Rob loved his family dearly especially his children and grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Gladys Conner Walker, Blanche Long, Lucille Conner, and Myra Fraser. Papa Rob is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Teresa Ott Dinkins of Glen St. Mary, Fl; children, Pam Starling of Macclenny, Fl, Ronny Leon (Deedra) Dinkins of Glen St. Mary, Fl, Brad (Jamie) Dance of TN, and Olivia (Lance) Thomas of TN; brothers, Nathanial Dinkins of Glen St. Mary, Fl; grandchildren, Josh, Casey, Ashleigh, Canaan, Gibson, Gage, and Gretchen; 8 great grandchildren; and best friend, Bobby Ray Barton. A Celebration of Papa Rob’s life will be held on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at Glen Baptist Church with Pastor Chas Rowland officiating. Interment will follow at Taylor Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. prior to the service at the church. Arrangements are under the care and direction of V. TODD FERREIRA FUNERAL SERVICES, 250 North Lowder Street, Macclenny, FL 32063 (904)259-5700. Visit www.ferreirafuneralservices.com to sign the family’s guest book.
Dinkins – Robert “Papa Rob” Leon Dinkins, age 74, of Glen St. Mary, Florida passed away August 7, 2020 at UF Health Shands Hospital in Gainesville, Florida. He was born September 3, 1945 in Baker County, Florida to the late... View Obituary & Service Information
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