Robert Lee Woodbury
July 22, 1945 - December 6, 2010
SALISBURY - Mr. Robert Lee
Woodbury, age 65, of 3526 Hickory Place, passed away Monday, Dec.
6, 2010, at W.G.
Hefner VA Medical Center.
Born July 22, 1945, in Rowan County, he was the son of the late Raymond Blair and Mary Patterson Woodbury.
He was educated in Rowan County public schools.
He was last employed at the W.G. Hefner VA Medical Center and had served in the U.S. Army.
He was a member of Refreshing Springs Christian Ministry, where he was a member of the Men's Fellowship, the
Godly Men Of Purpose.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers William Woodbury and James Woodbury.
He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Connie Roebuck Woodbury of the home; sons Brian J. Woodbury (Chante)
of Statesville and Robert J. Woodbury (R.J.) of Andover, Ohio; daughters Cynthia L. Woodbury Campbell
(Donald) of Atlanta, Ga., and Monique S. Woodbury of the home; sisters Mary Bailey Lorietha Lutz and Cynthia
Pharr, all of Salisbury, and Barbara Ann McCullough of Warner Robins, Ga.; brother Arthur Woodbury of
Winston-Salem; and three grandchildren.
Services: Committal Services and Military Rites will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10 at the U.S. National
Cemetery, Statesville Boulevard, with memorial services following immediately at Refreshing Springs Christian
Ministry, 4650 Old Mocksville Road, Salisbury, NC 28144. Pastor Naomi Hopkins is in charge of the service.
There will be no public viewing.
Visitation: The family will receive friends at the home at other times.
Noble and Kelsey is assisting the family.
Published in Salisbury Post from Dec. 8 to Dec. 9, 2010
Left: Sergeant Robert Woodbury - right: Sergeant Michael Belis, Tuy Hoa, Vietnam 1971
Photo by Michael Belis
Woody was a good man and I'm
proud to be able to say he was my friend. He was the Squad Leader
for 3rd Squad 3rd Platoon Charlie Company 1970-1971. He cared about his men and took good care of them.
He was strong, brave and had an excellent sense of humor. He was a shining light to many in 3rd Platoon during
those difficult days in Vietnam. Most of us called him "Woody" but he also had the nickname of "The Big Man".
Many times he helped me through periods of depression or boredom. Just being around him could cheer you up.
We were both Sergeants in the same Platoon and shared our responsibilities and frustrations in our mutual attempts
to deal with the situations presented to us. My life was richer from knowing him.
Michael Belis SGT C 1/22 Infantry 1970-1971
SGT Robert Woodbury in the field near LZ Action April 1971
Photo courtesy of Roger Pierce
Salisbury National Cemetery Annex
North Carolina, USA
Plot: Section 15
Grave marker for Robert L. Woodbury
Photo by Barbara Reid Ruiz from the Find A Grave website
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