Obituary for Robert D "Bob" Woods

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Robert D "Bob" Woods

December 15, 1930 - August 2, 2014

Robert D. "Bob" Woods, age 83 passed away Saturday morning, August 2, 2014 at Franciscan St. Francis Health Center in Indianapolis. He was a resident of Martinsville.

Bob was born on December 15, 1930 in Morgan County to the late William P. and Murphy Della (Long) Woods. He was a 1948 graduate of Morgantown High School and attended Indiana University, Indiana State and Colorado State. Bob retired in 1987 as the Personnel Management Officer of the State Head Quarters of the Indiana Air National Guard at Stout Field in Indianapolis. He enlisted in the Air National Guard in 1950, and was called to active duty during the Korean Conflict and the Berlin Crisis. Prior to moving to his last position at state headquarters, he was assigned to the Air Guard's Air-to-Ground Gunnery Range at Camp Atterbury where he was instrumental in the design, upgrade and relocation of the range facilities. Bob retired with the rank of Chief Master Sargent.

Bob is survived by his children: James M. "Jamie" (Shelly) Woods of Martinsville and Roberta (Ted) Saras of Chicago, IL; daughter in law: Teresa Woods of Martinsville; six grandchildren and five great grandchildren; sisters: Nila Jo Lasiter of Trafalgar and Mildred Blackburn of Bloomington.

He was preceded in death by his son: Mike Woods and siblings: Elizabeth Platt and Bill Woods.

Bob was a member of the Martinsville American Legion Post 230 and was a former member of the First Christian Church of Morgantown. After retirement, he enjoyed traveling.

The Martinsville American Legion Chaplin Philip Deckard, will conduct a funeral service on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. at Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry Street in Morgantown. Friends may call from 2:30 p.m. until service time on Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Old South Park Cemetery in Martinsville with Military Honors presented by the Martinsville American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars Honor Guards.

Condolences may be sent to the Woods family at

Information: (812) 597-4670


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Born: December 15, 1930
Died: August 2, 2014

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Tamara Sparks posted on 1/1/00

We are so sorry to hear about Bob. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Tamara Sparks Zachary Thacker Mackenzie Thacker Zachary Thacker