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Robert Rolland Woodson

September 14, 1946 ~ September 22, 2018 (age 72)

Robert Rolland Woodson, "Bob", "Gabby", "Woody", "Gramp", "Pop Pop", and "Dad" passed away unexpectedly at his home in Tooele, early Saturday morning, joining his dad, precious mom and older sister Lorraine.

Robert was born September 14, 1946 to Robert and Ruhama Woodson in Kincheloe, West Virginia.  He was the oldest son of 12 siblings, Lorraine Small, Lawrence Woodson, Wayne Woodson (Rhonda), Adelene Allen (Mason), Gordan Woodson (Kathy), Phillip Woodson (Tammy), Dewaine Woodson, Floyd Woodson, Noreene Heater (Bruce), Jerene Sprouse (Gary), and Marlene Anderegg (Andy).

Robert grew up working on the family farm milking cows, feeding the hogs and chickens, rabbit hunting and gathering the chicken eggs in the evening.  Farm life was rarely easy but with the 12 of them there was never a dull moment. 

In November 1966 Robert was drafted into the Army and was stationed at Tooele Army Depot where he met his soon to be wife Peggy Johnson.  Robert and Peggy were married November 25, 1967, shortly before Robert left to serve in the Vietnam War.  He came home in November 1968 even more patriotic then when he left and that pride has always remained with him.  Robert and Peggy made their home in Weston West Virginia and later settled in Tooele, Utah where they raised four daughters; Shauna Woodson, Kim Hervat (Mark), Cathy Hammond (Bobby), and Robin Woodson.

Robert worked at the Tooele Army Depot as an Electrician for 46 years. Prior to a traumatic accident at work in April 1996 restricting a lot of physical activity; hunting, fishing, camping and 4-wheeling were Dad's passions his love for all of them came out with the stories he told and boy he could tell a story.  

He is survived by his wife of fifty-years, ten siblings, four daughters, seven grandchildren, two great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.  

Robert was proud to be a Grandpa and Great Grandpa and had a deep love for all of them.  He will be missed greatly by his family and friends. 

Funeral services will be held at Tate Mortuary on Friday, September 28, 2018. Viewing 9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. funeral services to follow at 11:00 full military honors will be conducted at the Tooele Cemetery.    

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