Robert W. Woolery, 81, of Lebanon, died Nov. 9, 2012, at his residence.
Bob was born and reared on a farm in Climax, Ky., the son of Thomas and Nannie Mullins Woolery. The farm is where he learned the value of hard work and dedication to his family. At the age of 20 he married the love of his life, Nannie (Lamb) Woolery on Nov. 26, 1951, in Berea, Ky., and together they had six children. Bob moved to Madison County, Ky., and then to Lebanon.
He worked at the Bucket Factory and for different companies over the years having retired from Calumet Construction in 1996 where he worked as a heavy equipment operator. Bob was a member of the Hope Community Church in Lebanon and enjoyed the fellowship very much. He is survived by his children Bill (Diana) Woolery of Lebanon, Bud (Diana) Woolery of Lebanon, Donna (Robert) Trafford of Lebanon, Linda (Gary) Payne of Lebanon and Tommy Woolery of Indianapolis; 15 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; infant daughter Kathy Ann Woolery; siblings Alberta See, Charles Woolery and Fannie Olgesby. Family and friends will gather on Friday, Nov. 16, from 2 p.m. until the time of service at 4 p.m. with the Rev. Billy Watts and Rev. Paul Wireman officiating the funeral service in the Strawmyer & Drury Mortuary, 2400 N. Lebanon St., Lebanon.
Contributions in his memory may be made to the Hope Community Church Building Fund, 525 W. 375 N, Lebanon, IN 46052.
Online condolences may be made at www.strawmyerdrury.com.