Robbie James Plunkett

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Robbie James Plunkett, 89, of Commerce, Texas, passed away on July 6, 2019, of natural causes.
Robbie was born in Cumby, Texas on April 16, 1930 to Alvin Leslie "Shorty" and Vera Violet Plunkett.
Robbie was married to Linda Yvonne Beasley on April 10, 1955; they were married 64 years.
Robbie served as an airman in the United States Navy from 1949 to 1954. He worked as a self-employed barber in Commerce for 30 years and served as the Physical Plant director at East Texas State University for 10 years. He enjoyed raising and training pointer bird dogs and was also an avid golfer. He was actively involved in the ETSU Lions Club, served on the board of directors at Sand Hills Country Club, and was involved in softball and basketball leagues in Commerce. He was a life member of the United States Marine Corps League.
Robbie is survived by his wife Linda, daughters Debra Kay Crowell, Rhonda Lee Plunkett, and son James Kenny Plunkett. He has five grandsons; Micah, Zachary and Tristan Crowell, and Cameron and Matthew Plunkett. He was blessed with five greatgrandchildren; Jackson, Brooklyn and Thomas Plunkett and Ash Crowell.
He was preceded in death by his father, mother and older brother Richard.
The family would like to thank the staff at Country Home Estates, Oak Manor Nursing Home, Kindred Hospice and Dr. Rick Selvaggi for their loving care.
At Robbie's request, there will be no formal funeral service as Robbie long ago decided to donate his body to science to help further medical understanding.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given in his honor to the Commerce Animal Shelter at 1203 O'Neal Street, Commerce, Texas, 75428 or by phone at 903-886-1160. Donations can also be made to the Hopkins County Marine Corps League at 3182 Woodglen Dr., Commerce, TX 75428-6112.
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Published on July 9, 2019
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