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309 W. Parkdale Avenue
Manistee, MI 49660
Phone: (231) 723-1117
Fax: (231) 723-1029
Robert Brabbs, Jr.

Robert John Brabbs, Jr.

Wednesday, December 13th, 1950 - Sunday, February 2nd, 2020
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Robert John Brabbs, Jr., age 69 of Manistee and formerly of Grass Lake, MI passed away on Sunday February 2, 2020 at Munson Healthcare – Manistee Hospital.
He was born on December 13, 1950 in Flint, son of the late Robert J. and Rosemary (Bennett) Brabbs, Sr. Robert received his Associates Degree in HVAC from Baker College. He enlisted in the United States Army and served until he was honorably discharged.
Robert worked as a mechanical inspector for Washtenaw County for 13 years, retiring on January 2, 2010. He was a member of the Mechanical Association of Michigan and enjoyed fishing.
Robert is survived by his companion, Angela Tabor of Manistee; 3 sons, Jacob (Sarah) Brabbs of Milan, Jeremia (Lauren) Brabbs of Pinckney and Robert Brabbs of Milan; 6 grandchildren, Kaleb, Julian, Jordan, Brooklyn, Brielle and Sophia Brabbs.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and 2 brothers Greg and Jeff Brabbs.
Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at 1:00PM on Thursday February 6, 2020 at Oak Grove Funeral Home in Manistee with Pastor James Friesner officiating. The family will receive friends for visitation from 12:00PM until time of service.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in memory of Robert may be directed to the American Lung Association. Please feel free to share a memory or photo with the family at
The family has entrusted funeral arrangements with Oak Grove Funeral Home & Cremation Center of Manistee.
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, February 6th, 2020 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Thursday, February 6th, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Oak Grove Funeral Home - Manistee
    309 West Parkdale Road
    MANISTEE, MI 49660
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  • Service

    Thursday, February 6th, 2020 | 1:00pm
    Thursday, February 6th, 2020 1:00pm
    Oak Grove Funeral Home - Manistee
    309 West Parkdale Road
    MANISTEE, MI 49660
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Pastor Jim Friesner


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Beth Brabbs

Posted at 10:32pm
I will always have fond memories of my dear cousin, RJ, from both when we were children and later in life. He was a kind and gentle man with a good sense of humor and wonderful heart. My heartfelt condolences to Angela, Jason, Jeremia, Robert, their wives and children. The world has lost a man that made it a better place.
With love,
Beth Brabbs

Deb S, John D, Katie L, Kellie L, Norma S, Don S,D

Posted at 03:10pm
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Bob was a true leader & loyal friend. His Washtenaw County family will miss him.
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Richard Nellett

Posted at 11:01am
Heartfelt condolences to Angela, Jacob, Jeremia, Robert and all the grand children. Having grown up with the Brabb family I can tell you Robert was a sweet gentle person that our family was happy to know and be related to. We have sent a donation to the American Lung Association in his honor. When Patty and I get back from Texas we will see if we have any pictures we can share with you. I wish I could share all the ones in my head. I know they would bring a smile to your face as they do to me. All our love. Dick and Patty Nellett.

Tim and Katie Brabbs, and family

Posted at 06:08pm
May you be comforted by the outpouring of love surrounding you. Rest in peace, Bob
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