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Robert Woodland Jr. Obituary

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WOODLAND, Robert ROBERT F. WOODLAND, JR. Robert F. Woodland, Jr. passed away on October 25, 2009, at Vista Care Hospice at Wesley Woods. Bob, as he was known to his friends, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on November 4, 1949. The Woodland family moved to Alexandria, Virginia in 1959. Bob graduated from Gonzaga College High School, in Washington D.C. in 1967. He then attended the University of the Virginia graduating with a B.A. in 1975. During his college years, Bob played in a rock band, the "Lima Willby", was on the staff of the student newspaper, the Cavalier Daily, and, along with his roommates, hosted the infamous "Annual Daiquiri Fest". Following graduation, Bob moved to Atlanta and worked for the U.S. Department of Labor as a Compliance Officer in the Labor-Management Services Administration. He received the U. S. Department of Labor Valor Award "for courageous actions that resulted in saving a life". While on his Sunday run, Bob, a long time runner, witnessed a minor two car auto accident. The driver of one of the cars got out of his car and began choking the driver of the other car. Bob stopped to yell at the man. The man then pulled out a gun and hit Bob in the head with the handle of the pistol. The gun discharged and the bullet hit Bob in the foot. Bob was quoted in the AJC as saying he would not hesitate to help out in a similar situation. Those who know Bob would not be surprised by his unselfish actions. Bob left the Department of Labor to attend the University of Georgia School of Law. It was there that he met his future wife, Kimberly Logue. Both Bob and Kim were members of the 1983 winning Intrastate Moot Court Team. Upon graduation in 1984, Bob moved to Atlanta to begin his law practice as an associate in the law firm of Asbill Porter Churchill & Nellis. At his death, Bob practiced at Storrs & Woodland. Bob was an avid sports fan but, most of all, was a devoted and loyal Braves fan. Bob followed the Braves from the time he moved to Atlanta during the 1970's until his death. Each year, beginning after the Super Bowl, Bob counted the days until spring training. Bob's greatest love, however, was his family: his wonderful wife of 22 years, Kim, his daughter Helen, age 13, and his son Patrick, age 11. In addition to imparting to his children a superior knowledge and fine appreciation of the game of baseball (especially Braves baseball), Bob also shared his love of traveling and classical music, but especially the joy of reading. Bob loved spending time with his children and particularly enjoyed their Scrabble games. Bob was predeceased by his father, Robert Frederick Woodland. In addition to his wife and children, Bob is also survived by his mother, Helen Lyle Woodland, of Alexandria, Virginia; his four siblings and their spouses: Barbara and Stephen Fleming, Larry and Carolyn Woodland, Helen and Ray Hager, and Amy and Matthew King, all of Virginia; his mother and father-in-law, Jim and Sherry Logue, brother and sister-in-law, Mike and Alma Logue, and many much loved nieces and nephews. Bob was an active member of St. Thomas More Church and a supporter St. Thomas More School where his children attend. The family will receive friends at A. S. Turner & Sons, 2773 N. Decatur Road, Decatur, 30033, on Wednesday, from 6-7:30 p.m. followed by a Rosary Service. A Memorial Mass of the Resurrection will be held at 1:00 on Thursday at St. Thomas More Church, in Decatur. Prior to the Mass, the family will receive friends in the Family Room of the Church from 12:00 until 1:00 p.m. Interment will follow the Mass at Decatur Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you make donations to the St. Thomas More School Library Fund, Attention: Aynsley Murphey, St. Thomas More School, 630 W. Ponce De Leon, Decatur, GA 30030. A. S. Turner & Sons
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution from Oct. 26 to Oct. 28, 2009
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