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Zachary Robbins

Funeral service for Zachary Allen “Zach” Robbins of Jackson, was held Friday, Aug. 27, 2021, at 12 p.m. at McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson. The Rev. Darren DeLoach officiated. Burial followed at Memorial Park Cemetery in Cape Girardeau.

Zach, 28, passed away Monday, Aug. 23, 2021. He was born Sept. 10, 1992, in Cape Girardeau, to Allen and Penelope Hicks Robbins.

Zach was a graduate of Cape Central High School. He worked several years as a forklift operator. He was an avid St. Louis Cardinal Baseball fan and was a gifted musician, playing the guitar, piano and violin.

Loving survivors include his parents, Allen Robbins (Amy Romak) and Penelope (Paul) Laurentius of Jackson, grandparents, Bruce (Teresa) Robbins Sr. of Jackson, Vicky (Dennis) Turner of Lowndes, Kathy Marler of Cape Girardeau, Tomi Sample of Jackson, and Helen (the late Leon) Laurentius of Jackson, eight siblings, Sierra Owen, Chelsey Laurentius, Thomas Robbins, Morgan (Logan) Harris, Brianna Robbins (Austin Lacey), Emily (Keegan) Grear, Devin Robbins and Timothy Deason II and several aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by a sister, Abigail Deason and grandfathers, Donald Hicks and Leon Laurentius.

Memorials may take the form of contributions to Mid-America Teen Challenge.

Online condolences may be sent to the family by clicking on the tribute wall tab of Zach’s personal obituary page at

Jay Forness covers education, county government and community events for The Cash-Book Journal. He graduated from Southeast Missouri State University with a degree in multimedia journalism and has lived in Jackson for the past five years. He can be reached at

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