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In Memory

Bob Woolsey

Bob Woolsey

LAGO VISTA, Texas - Charles Robert Woolsey, loved dearly by his family and many friends, passed away peacefully April 21, 2018, at his home in Lago Vista. Bob, 76, was born Nov. 18, 1941, and raised in Galesburg, Illinois, attended Galesburg High School, and graduated from Knox College. He was treasurer of Phi Gamma Delta and received an ROTC Commission in the U.S. Army, where he served in an engineering battalion both in the United States and Vietnam.

Following graduate school at Texas Tech University, "Captain Bob," as he was affectionately known, met his loving wife, Edwina Davis, at the city of Lubbock where they both worked. The same qualities that made him successful in his 45-year career (30 years in Houston and 15 in South Carolina) in residential land development made him a wonderful son, brother, husband, father, uncle and friend. Bob was a patient and active listener who valued honesty and exhibited integrity over anything else. One thing about him can be assuredly said, Bob Woolsey was strong - physically, mentally, in EVERY way! And his subtle but wicked sense of humor endeared him to all, (especially children?). Being an Eagle Scout was a professed enduring influence on his life. Plus, he loved his time as a Sunday school teacher at Bellaire United Methodist Church and active member of Lakeside Christian Fellowship Church's men's breakfast, Men-in-Trucks and men's Bible study.

His fervent love and expert skill in woodworking was paramount. He had quite the mechanical mind - the man could and did fix ANYTHING!

Preceded in death by his parents, Charles Leroy and Leto Kimery Woolsey and his brother, James, Bob is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Edwina Davis Woolsey; three sons, Matt and wife Erin, Clay, and David and wife Genny; four grandchildren, Bennett, Landon, Cora, and Ellis; nieces, nephews, cousins, and many, many friends from every phase of his life.

A memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 12, 2018, at Lakeside Christian Fellowship Church, Lago Vista, Texas, and graveside burial with military honors at Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, on Monday, May 14, 2018.

Bob would have appreciated and the family asks that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the following organizations:

Lakeside Christian Fellowship Church, P.O. Box 4874, Lago Vista, TX 78645

Challenger Sports – Adaptive sports for children with intellectual and developmental disabilities, c/o Joni Fichter, 3733 Arnold Street, Houston, TX 77005.

Published in The Register-Mail on May 1, 2018

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04/28/18 10:28 AM #1    

Jerry (Woodie) Wood



04/28/18 10:37 AM #2    

Jennefer Wetherford (Eldert)

So sorry to hear that Bob passed away. We were in the same advisory during high school for three years & some classes. As I remember,he was quiet with a great smile!  My sympathy to his families & friends. Peace be with everyone 🙏🏻

04/28/18 03:25 PM #3    

Donna Yeager (Grady)

I was really saddened to hear of the passing of Bob.  Another voice from Mr. Hegg's homeroom speaking.  Bob was truly a gentleman even back in the years he was in high school.  He was always pleasant and had a nice smile for everyone.  RIP Bob.  My condolences to his family.  

04/29/18 11:31 AM #4    

Philip J Stewart

Another sad day. Bob was a wonderful friend and he will be missed. He blessed all of us.

04/30/18 03:27 PM #5    

Mike Vitale

​We last saw Bob in September.  From knowing him in 7th grade until then, he was the closest of friends....strong in faith, family, friendship and patriotism. Our love and respect to him and his family.  Mike and Sue Lass Vitale


05/01/18 08:39 AM #6    

Amy (Blanche) Elam (Wareham)

I knew Bob best from our youth group at the Presbyterian Church.  He was such a nice guy.  Very sorry to hear of his passing.

05/01/18 09:31 AM #7    

Mary Helen Urban (Hough)


Bruce and I got together with Bob and Ed when they came to Omaha for the College World Series. We had such a great time.  We treasure those memories.  Bruce also recalls the good times he and Bob had as lifeguards at scout camp.

Mary and Bruce Hough

05/02/18 02:03 PM #8    

Judy Buck (Shotts Cornett)

​This news saddens my heart.  Bob and David Shotts were good buddies at GHS.  Bob looked in such good health when we last met at the "picnic" at the Mall some time ago. My prayers are with those of you who remained such close friends all the years past 1959. He was an incredible person and I so enjoyed reading all of his life accomplishments and the legacy he leaves.



05/03/18 08:51 AM #9    

John Sauter

I remember Bob Woolsey from Knox physics class, and Dave Shotts from GHS gym class.  They were both good guys.  They will be missed.





05/05/18 10:34 AM #10    

Jerry D Johnson

I too remember Bob well... one of those guys that stay in your mind forever.  Condolences to his family.  Also, David Shotts was a good buddy of mine and I'm sure he and Bob are having a great discussion about the world's problems over a beer in the Great Beyond.

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