Robin Drew Haight, age 65, passed away on April 16, 2018 in Cedar City, Utah. Robin was born on September 16, 1952 in Salina, Utah, to Leonard Drew and Mary Belle Ivie Haight. He was the oldest of four children. He married his eternal sweetheart Brenda Gubler on May 7, 1976 in the St. George LDS Temple.
At a young age, Robin learned a strong sense of responsibility in his family. He spoke fondly of his childhood and had many great memories in the Cedar Valley helping on his Grandparent’s farm. He was an Eagle Scout. He found a passion for athletics playing baseball, football and basketball. He was an All-State athlete in football and basketball and graduated from Cedar High School in 1972 having served as the Student Body President. He earned full-ride basketball and leadership scholarships to Southern Utah State College and also served as the Student Body President there.
Robin served a 2-year LDS mission to Auckland, New Zealand. He spoke highly of his experiences serving the Lord and served in many leadership capacities including Zone Leader and Assistant to the President.
After graduating from SUSC in 1977, Robin and Brenda moved to Seattle, Washington where Robin attended the University of Washington Dental School; earning his doctorate degree in Dentistry in 1981. They returned to Cedar City with their small family where he practiced dentistry for 37 years.
Robin was blessed through his service in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served faithfully in many callings including a Bishopric, the High Council, Scouting, and teaching in various capacities. Since he lost his father when he was 8-years-old, he did all he could with his family, teaching them skills and making memories. He served in many capacities in the Boy Scout Program promoting meaningful activities and life experiences. He often recounted stories of scouting adventures that he shared with many youth and leaders.
His hobbies included Dutch-oven cooking, hunting, fishing and spending time with family. He had a strong loyalty to Cedar City and used his cooking and organizational skills in many community events over the years.
He had a big heart, a brilliant mind and a contagious laugh. He lived his life to the fullest and will be missed by many.
Robin is survived by his wife Brenda; sons Bryan (Heather) Haight, Michael (Tausha) Haight; daughters Tamara (Mike) Twitchell, and Jennifer (Doug) Kerksiek along with 15 grandchildren; brother David (Nancy) Haight; brother-in-law Richard Thomas and sister Joann Bergera. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister Kathryn Haight Thomas and brother-in-law Gregg Bergera.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 1p.m. at the Cedar West Stake Center, 725 South 1100 West, in Cedar City, Utah. A viewing was held on Friday, April 20, 2018 from 6-8 p.m. at Southern Utah Mortuary. On Saturday, April 21, 2018 the viewing was at the Cedar West Stake Center from 11:30-12:30 p.m. Interment was in the Cedar City Cemetery under the direction of Southern Utah Mortuary. Online condolences can be made at www.sumortuary.com.