Cecil “Wayne” Robbins was born to Pete and Juanita Robbins on April 28, 1945, in Omak. Wayne passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, at home with loved ones by his side.
Wayne graduated from Omak High School in 1963. It was during his high school years that he began his first job at Al’s Pool Hall. It was after his high school graduation that he began working as a logging truck driver for Biles-Coleman for several years.
From there, he owned and operated the Silver Spur Tavern. One of Wayne’s greatest pleasures and memories was his sponsorship of the Silver Spur baseball teams and the friendship with the players.
In 1984, Wayne met Pia Jumalon and they began their life together.
Wayne also started Omak Cab and Tommy’s Video and Pawn Shop. For over 30 years, Wayne drove cab and loved the talks with his passengers. It was through the pawn shop that Wayne enjoyed wheeling and dealing.
Wayne was preceded in death by his father, Pete Robbins. Wayne is survived by his mother, Juanita Robbins of Omak; his loving partner, Pia Jumalon; brothers, Gary Robbins (wife, Ella), and Tommy Robbins, all of Omak; and a very special friend, Lindsey Bales of Omak.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, at the Omak Senior Center for those who wish to remember Wayne as he was.