Robert Howard Woodard

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Robert Howard Woodard, 80, of Bushnell, Florida, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on July 29, 2018. Robert, lovingly referred to as, Dad, Bob, Uncle Bob or B-Bob, was survived by his son, Randal Howard Woodard (Kim) of Silver City, New Mexico; son, Stephen Dean Woodard (Linda) of Morenci, Arizona; daughter-in-law, Patty Jo Woodard, of Lordsburg, New Mexico; grandchildren: Linzy Faith Woodard, Samuel Walker Woodard, Cody Rogers Woodard and Malorie Danielle Aralica; brother: Jesse Eugene Woodard, Bushnell; sisters: Alice Woodard Lovett, Bushnell, Audrey Woodard Baker, Bushnell, Mary Woodard Rogers, Brooksville and numerous nieces, nephews, great and great-great. Bob was preceded in death by his son, Robert Leon Woodard, his twin sister, Elizabeth (Betty) Simon and his parents, Paul Monroe and Elsie Dott Woodard. He was a retired Sgt. of the U.S. Army, with three tours in Vietnam as a Front Line Medic. He was a recipient of the Correctional Officer of the Year for the State of Florida and the recipient of the Medal of Valor for the City of Ocala. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Wahoo. Bob was known for his napkin art which can be seen in restaurants all over central Florida and in the hands and hearts of many nurses and doctors, individuals in the eating establishments he frequented, staff and patrons as well. He was loved by all who know him. A time of visitation will be held on Thursday, August 2, 2018 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Purcell Chapel. A service will be held on Friday, August 3, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church, Bushnell with Pastor Ronny Hunt officiating. Interment will follow at Florida National Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Purcell Funeral Home, Bushnell, Florida.
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114 West Noble Avenue
Bushnell, FL 33513
(352) 793-4531
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Published in Sumter County Times from Aug. 2 to Aug. 8, 2018