Robert D. Woodall

Written by Theresa Rose on August 31, 2020

Robert D. “Bob” Woodall, 91, of New London, died Monday, August 31, 2020 at his home.  He was born December 17, 1928 in Terre Haute, Illinois to Harry Allen “Jack” and Alma Jane Martin Woodall.  On October 1, 1948 he married Ferneitta McCannon at the Open Bible Church in Burlington.

Bob drove a truck for Benner Tea/Aldi for 27 years, worked ten years as a custodian at New London Schools, and retired after 18 years for WalMart.

He was a member of New London Christian Church, Travelin’ Tigers Camping Club, Des Moines County Riding Club, Baltimore Township Riding Club, New London Fire Department, Police Reserve and Henry County Rescue Squad.  Bob and his wife volunteered many years at Midwest Old Threshers and for the New London Annual Sixth Grade Campout.  Halloween was his favorite holiday and he dressed as “Bob the Builder”. He enjoyed working on lawn mowers and old cars and there wasn’t anything he couldn’t fix.  He and Ferneitta traveled to all lower 48 states plus Canada and Mexico.  He truly loved his children and grandchildren.

Besides his wife of New London, he is survived by daughters  Jane (Rick) Salmon of West Burlington and Bonnie (Steve) Volger of Mt. Pleasant, son Rod  (Pam) Woodall of Burlington; ten grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and several step-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers; three sisters; and a brother and sister in infancy.

Visitation for Mr. Woodall will begin at noon Wednesday at Elliott Chapel, New London with the family receiving friends from 4:00 – 6:00 PM.  Social distancing will be followed and masks are required by the family.  A graveside service will be Thursday at Brooks Cemetery, rural New London with Pastor Rod Cooper officiating. Those wishing to follow in procession should meet at Elliott Chapel at 9:45 AM.  Memorials in his honor have been established for New London Rescue Unit, New London Child Care Center and EveryStep Hospice.  Online condolences may be left at www.elliottfuneralchapel.com.