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OBITUARY

Robert "Bob" Woods

November 21, 1939October 3, 2019
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Robert Earl “Bob” Woods, 79, passed away Thursday, October 3, 2019 at home surrounded by his loved ones. Visitation is scheduled for Sunday, October 6, 2019 at Hope Church Chapel from 1:30-2:30 PM followed immediately by funeral services also in the Chapel at Hope Church, 8500 Walnut Grove Road, Cordova, TN. Burial will follow at Memorial Gardens, 3700 N. Germantown Parkway, Bartlett, TN.

Bob was the owner of Hillstop Motors where he worked for over 41 years. He was a loving and devoted husband to his wife of 17 years, Carol Smith Woods. He was a wonderful “Bonus” Dad to his Step-children. He was a sweet and precious Grandparent to his Grandchildren and Great-Grandchildren who all adored their “Bob-Bob”.

Bob was born in Holladay, TN to Nona and Leslie Woods. He grew up with 3 brothers, Gaylon, L.B. and Bill. Bob was involved in the car business from the age of 14, retiring just this April 5, 2019. He loved fishing and spending time with his family and friends. He was a devoted member of Hope Church’s “Real Life-Real God” Bible Study Class for more than 5 years. Bob never met a stranger. He was considerate and gracious to every person he encountered. He always had a smile and a kind word for others. He will be remembered by his family and friends as the sweetest of men, and he will be deeply missed.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents and brothers. He is survived by his wife, Carol Smith Woods; Children, Carol Broughton (Ernie) of Eudora, MS; Jerry Lyons of Memphis, TN; Ronnie Lyons (Teresa) of Southhaven, MS; Kirk McGuire (Kim) of Eads, TN and Mary Margaret McGuire of Cleveland, MS. He is survived by 14 Grandchildren, 13 Great-Grandchildren, 3 Great-Great Grandchildren and his mother-in-law, Jean Smith of Collierville, TN. Special thanks to his niece, Dr. Melissa Smith Hayes, instrumental in overseeing his healthcare for the last 3 years, and also to Crossroads Hospice of Memphis. He is also survived by a host of nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Coaching: Life Matters, 7100 Executive Center Drive, Suite 105, Brentwood, TN 37027 or www.coachinglifematters.org

  • FAMILY

  • Carol Smith Woods, Wife
  • Carol Broughton (Ernie), Child
  • Jerry Lyons, Child
  • Ronnie Lyons (Teresa), Child
  • Kirk McGuire (Kim), Child
  • Mary Margaret McGuire, Child
  • Fourteen (14), Grandchildren
  • Thirteen (13), Great Grandchildren
  • Three (3), Great Great Grandchildren
  • Jean Smith, Mother-in-law
  • Dr. Melissa Smith Hayes, Niece
  • He is also survived by a host of nieces and nephews.

    Bob was preceded in death by his parents Nona and Leslie Woods and brothers Gaylon, L.B. and Bill.

Services

  • Family Will Receive Friends Sunday, October 6, 2019
  • Funeral Service Sunday, October 6, 2019

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Barry Cary

October 6, 2019

Robert Earl Woods as we called him in his “boyhood days” was a wonderful man and leaves a deep void for so many. He was the youngest and last survivor of his immediate family unit which included four sons of Leslie and Nona Woods. Bob’s Family traces its roots to the Round Top Community near Holiday, Tennessee where settlers stopped on their journey from North Carolina in the 1830s. Bob touched the lives of so many during his 79 year walk on this earth and was a positive, caring, and loving example to all who knew him. Carol: you and the Family have our deepest sympathy as we know you loved him dearly - May he Rest In Peace.
Barry & Janice Cary - Nashville, Tennessee

Carol Woods

October 6, 2019

Carol Woods

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Carol Woods

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Carol Woods

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Carol Woods

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Carol Woods

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Carol Woods

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Carol Woods

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Carol Woods

October 6, 2019

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Biography

Robert Earl “Bob” Woods, 79, passed away Thursday, October 3, 2019 at home surrounded by his loved ones. Visitation is scheduled for Sunday, October 6, 2019 at Hope Church Chapel from 1:30-2:30 PM followed immediately by funeral services also in the Chapel at Hope Church, 8500 Walnut Grove Road, Cordova, TN. Burial will follow at Memorial Gardens, 3700 N. Germantown Parkway, Bartlett, TN.

Bob was the owner of Hillstop Motors where he worked for over 41 years. He was a loving and devoted husband to his wife of 17 years, Carol Smith Woods. He was a wonderful “Bonus” Dad to his Step-children. He was a sweet and precious Grandparent to his Grandchildren and Great-Grandchildren who all adored their “Bob-Bob”.

Bob was born in Holladay, TN to Nona and Leslie Woods. He grew up with 3 brothers, Gaylon, L.B. and Bill. Bob was involved in the car business from the age of 14, retiring just this April 5, 2019. He loved fishing and spending time with his family and friends. He was a devoted member of Hope Church’s “Real Life-Real God” Bible Study Class for more than 5 years. Bob never met a stranger. He was considerate and gracious to every person he encountered. He always had a smile and a kind word for others. He will be remembered by his family and friends as the sweetest of men, and he will be deeply missed.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents and brothers. He is survived by his wife, Carol Smith Woods; Children, Carol Broughton (Ernie) of Eudora, MS; Jerry Lyons of Memphis, TN; Ronnie Lyons (Teresa) of Southhaven, MS; Kirk McGuire (Kim) of Eads, TN and Mary Margaret McGuire of Cleveland, MS. He is survived by 14 Grandchildren, 13 Great-Grandchildren, 3 Great-Great Grandchildren and his mother-in-law, Jean Smith of Collierville, TN. Special thanks to his niece, Dr. Melissa Smith Hayes, instrumental in overseeing his healthcare for the last 3 years, and also to Crossroads Hospice of Memphis. He is also survived by a host of nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Coaching: Life Matters, 7100 Executive Center Drive, Suite 105, Brentwood, TN 37027 or www.coachinglifematters.org