He was born in Bowling Green on November 20, 1983. Robbie is survived by his Mother and Dad: Debra (Mike) Rister; his father, Ron (Shellie) Sterling; and two children: Logan and Kaylee Sterling. He is also survived by his fiancé, Samantha Clayton; her children: Charleigh, Lilly, Parker, and Rosie Grilliot; ten brothers and sisters: Michael Scott (Melissa) Rister, Karl (Shari) Hummel, Kimberly (Ed) Kurt, Dawn Spence, Renee Rister, Shelly (Jerry) Johnson, Christle Peter, Steven Sterling, Andrew Rister, and Nathan Sterling; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Robbie also leaves behind his special cousins: Matt McGrain and Michael Clark; and his longtime friends: Dallas Meeker and Casey Stengel. Robbie enjoyed carpentry, working alongside his dad Mike.
He loved fishing, hunting, and camping, but most of all, he loved his family and spending time with his children. Robbie will be remembered for his great sense of humor and his willingness to help others.
A funeral service will begin at 4:00pm on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, with Pastor Jon Reynolds officiating. The family will receive friends from 1:00pm on Wednesday until the time of service. Memorial contributions can be made to the family c/o Smith-Crates Funeral Home. Online condolences can be expressed to the family by visiting www.smithcrates.com.