Condolence & Memory Journal

What a privilege to have known Duane and to still communicate with Janice. Duane was prince of a man and he was always so kind and so helpful to others. He loved my son, Stephen, and his family, and always made them feel so special!! I appreciate that more than words can say. Duane, Tallowood hated to see (both of) you move away from us, but am so glad you found a place to use your talents. Now you have seen the face of Jesus ....WOW!!

Posted by Sue Wells - Houston, TX - Friend   January 29, 2021

Duane's life story is quite inspiring. We loved hearing about Janice and her family's influence on Duane as an already fine young man. Duane and Janice truly "became one" when they married and their close relationship has been indeed precious. We're thankful for their friendship and we will miss Duane painfully. We loved hearing him sing - and especially when Janice played - and we'll always associate him with "Sweet Little Jesus Boy" as well as other works. We love you, Janice, and we know Duane will stay very closely with you.

Posted by Ron and Jody Bruce - Houston, TX - Friend   January 29, 2021

Unending Love!

Posted by Robert Ball - DALLAS, TX - Friend   January 27, 2021

Posted by Robert (Bob) & Julie Ball - DALLAS, TX - friend   January 27, 2021

Posted by Robert (Bob) & Julie Ball - DALLAS, TX - friend   January 27, 2021

Posted by Robert (Bob) & Julie Ball - DALLAS, TX - friend   January 27, 2021

Posted by Robert (Bob) & Julie Ball - DALLAS, TX - friend   January 27, 2021

Posted by Robert (Bob) & Julie Ball - DALLAS, TX - friend   January 27, 2021

Posted by Robert (Bob) & Julie Ball - DALLAS, TX - friend   January 27, 2021

Posted by Robert (Bob) & Julie Ball - DALLAS, TX - friend   January 27, 2021

Posted by Robert (Bob) & Julie Ball - DALLAS, TX - friend   January 27, 2021

Posted by Robert (Bob) & Julie Ball - DALLAS, TX - friend   January 27, 2021

Posted by Robert (Bob) & Julie Ball - DALLAS, TX - friend   January 27, 2021

Dear Robbins Family,

Duane Robbins will forever be my best friend!

Duane's life and true character is the kind that people know and proudly call a "classic gentleman".
I will always cherish his friendship and will forever seek to emulate his life.
Duane will always be to me a great gentleman though he refused to brag on himself.

So . . . what are these character qualities and criteria by which a "classic gentleman" is to be measured?
How can a gentleman like Duane Robbins live life that consistently made a positive difference on the lives of the people knew and met ?

Here are some of the ** Common Character Qualities** that Duane lived out:

* Duane was a Godly Man who placed ultimate trust in God through a living faith in Jesus Christ.
* Duane was a Christian Man who was never pushy with his faith, but he was always ready to share that faith with others.
* Duane was a Music Man full of life-giving music. He was an eloquent and recorded Baritone soloist; a Choral Director and Member of many choirs; however, most of all, he loved singing and making music with his adorable wife Janice - who as a skilled pianist, soloist, and Vocal Music Teacher at San Jacinto Junior College in Houston, TX for decades they enjoyed making music.

DUANE IS . . .
* an Adoring Husband;
* a Loving Father and Grandfather;
* a Caring Neighbor;
* a Sensitive Man
* a Friend to All;
* a Praying man;
* a Business man and
* my Best Friend!

I could write volumes on any one of these Character Qualities.

But . . . until we meet again in Heaven Duane Robbins . . . I love you my brother!

May God's Presence and Peace invade our lives with His Comfort and Hope!

Robert (Bob) & Julie Ball

Posted by Robert (Bob) & Julie Ball - DALLAS, TX - friend   January 27, 2021

My deepest sympathies, Janice. I so miss seeing the two of you at Tallowood and singing next to Duane in the choir. Love you.

Posted by Jim Price - Houston, TX - friend   January 25, 2021

Janice, so very sorry for your loss. Duane was such a good and nice gentleman. Pat and I have fond memories of serving with you and Duane in Sunday school at First. God bless you and comfort you.
Love- Tom and Pat

Posted by Tom Sturdevant - Georgetown, TX - friend   January 22, 2021