Robert P. ‘Bob’ Woodard

Funeral services for Robert P. “Bob” Woodard, 80, Baldwin City, will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. Inurnment will be at a later date.
Mr. Woodard died Tuesday, July 5, 2011, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
He was born June 23, 1931, in Lawrence, the son of Hubert Funny and Laura Eilleen Macoubrie Woodard. He graduated in 1949 from Eudora High School and served in the U.S. Army from 1950 to 1953.
He went to work for Rusty’s IGA in 1949, left for three years of military service during the Korean War and then returned to work at Rusty’s at their various Lawrence locations until he retired in March 1988 as the manager of the produce department at Rusty’s Hillcrest. During his retirement, he worked in grocery stores in Osawatomie, Eudora and Baldwin City.
Mr. Woodard was a member of the New Life Assembly of God in Baldwin City, the American Veterans Association and the Disabled American Veterans.
He enjoyed fishing, bird-watching and KU basketball.
He married Shirley Jones on June 15, 1958, in Lawrence. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include a daughter, Michelle D. “Missi” Lehr, Kansas City, Mo.; three sons, William R. “Bill,” Lawrence, Robert E. “Bobby” and wife Kendra, Baldwin City, and Matthew P. and wife Youngha, Lawrence; nine grandchildren, David Harper, Nicole Harper, Nathan Harper, Adam Lehr, Zachary Lehr, Brandon Woodard, Laura Lee, Max Woodard and Caleb Woodard; and two great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the mortuary.
The family suggests memorials to Wounded Warriors Project, sent in care of the mortuary, 120 W. 13th St., Lawrence, KS 66044.
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