Robbin R. Blakeley
Robbin Ray Blakeley, 66, of Sheridan, WY died at his residence on Sunday, March 29 th, 2020. Robbin was born in Hot Spring, SD on August 21 st , 1953. Robbin was raised in Edgemont, SD andmoved with his parents to Newcastle, WY where he graduated from Newcastle High School in 1971.Robbin married Nancy Lee Decker in 1972. They had two children, Shawn (1972) and Marci (1976). Thefamily moved to Glenrock, WY in 1974 prior to moving to Sheridan, WY in 1987. The couple eventuallydivorced in 1994.Robbin worked most of his life in the coal mines, primarily as a dragline operator. He was anavid hunter and fisherman. Rob enjoyed big game hunting around the world, eventually filling his homewith trophies. His love of guns and ammunition started at an early age and continued throughout hislife. Rob was well known for being a gunsmith. He customized his own guns, created “WyomingBonded Bullets” to produce custom ammo, and developed a rare and unique gun collection. He was arugged individualist that adopted several hobbies throughout his life including, boxing, photography,cars, and cooking.Robbin is survived by his parents Glen and Freda Blakeley; his siblings Richard Blakeley, ScottBlakeley, & Lea Ann Carr; his children Shawn Blakeley & Marci Mangold; and 4 grandchildren Katelyn,Max, Tyler & Bella Mangold; Robbin served as a Father figure to Damien and Lizzy DeTavenier. Rob willbe missed by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, friends, and neighbors.Cremation and local arrangements have been entrusted to Kane Funeral Home. A memorial will be held at a later date when social distancing and travel restrictions have been lifted.