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Robbin Leon Cowen

August 18, 1944 — May 23, 2024

Fort Worth

Robbin Leon Cowen, 79, passed away on Thursday, May 23, 2024, at Heart-to-Heart Hospice in Fort Worth, Texas. He was born on August 18, 1944, in Fort Worth, Texas to Leon Max and Lurosa Robberson Cowen.

Robbin grew up in Fort Worth. He graduated from Polytechnic High School in Fort Worth, Texas in 1962. After high school he attended Tarrant County College in Fort Worth, Texas.

He worked for the City of Fort Worth Water Department beginning on a survey party and ending his career as the Superintendent of Field Operations, where he worked for 30 years, retiring in 1994. He loved Fort Worth and was proud to have helped in building it.

After retirement he was the manager of Pendry's Spices in Fort Worth, Texas for two years.

During his time in the Texas Hill Country, where he moved in 1998 and spent the next 21 years, Robbin worked for the Museum of Western Art in Kerrville, Texas in different capacities, Broken Arrow Ranch in Ingram, Texas selling exotic game meat to restaurants all over the country and Mo-Ranch Presbyterian Camp and Conference Center in Hunt, Texas in Maintenance and as the manager of the Gift Shop.

He was involved in the Sports Car Club of America where he enjoyed officiating at amateur sports car, Indy car and Formula 1 races all over the country.

He collected vintage miniature open-wheeled racecars which he displayed in his home. Robbin was a music man and DJ'd many gatherings of friends. He was very knowledgeable about all kinds of music genres. A great cook, following in his father's footsteps, Robbin enjoyed serving friends delicious meals.

He was a member of Saint Luke's in the Meadow Episcopal Church in Fort Worth, where he was on the Vestry.

Robbin married Sarah Honeycutt in September 1964 at St. Luke's in Fort Worth, Texas. They were happily married for almost 60 years.

Robbin is survived by his spouse Sarah; his son, Jason and wife, Jennifer; brother Jerry; grandchildren Cade and Maggie all of Fort Worth, Texas; niece, Tiffany Landry (Kurt) of Round Rock, Texas and nephew, Byron Cowen (Stephanie) of New Braunfels, Texas and numerous cousins. Robbin is preceded in death by his son, Richard (Buddy) and his parents.

A memorial service will be held at Emerald Hills Funeral Home, 500 Kennedale Sublett Road, at 2:00 on Friday, May 31, 2024. A visitation will be held at Emerald Hills at 1:00 on May 31. The family will greet friends and relatives at that time. Burial will follow at Emerald Hills, Garden of Angels.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to the charity of your choice. Condolences may be left on Emerald Hill's online guest book at www.emeraldhillsfuneralhome.com.

The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the doctors and nurses at Harris Hospital, Heart to Heart Hospice in Fort Worth, Texas and all of Robbin's doctors who helped him in his fight for good health.

Robbin had a special way of talking with and meeting people. No matter your age, race, religion or social class, he immediately made you his peer. His conversations were driven without judgment, but with true curiosity of your point of view. While he wasn’t well travelled, it’s this curiosity of others that made him worldly. It seemed he knew a little bit about everything. We miss his big presence.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Friday, May 31, 2024

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

Emerald Hills Funeral Home & Memorial Park

500 Kennedale Sublett Rd, Kennedale, TX 76060

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Funeral Service

Friday, May 31, 2024

2:00 - 2:45 pm (Central time)

Emerald Hills Funeral Home & Memorial Park

500 Kennedale Sublett Rd, Kennedale, TX 76060

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Burial

Friday, May 31, 2024

3:15 - 3:30 pm (Central time)

Emerald Hills Funeral Home & Memorial Park

500 Kennedale Sublett Rd, Kennedale, TX 76060

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