In Memory of



Obituary for Bobby Woolwine

Bobby Lee Woolwine, 76, of Salem,  Va., went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, October 25, 2023.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Lucy Walters Woolwine.

Bobby is survived by his wife of 45 years, Carolyn; his son, Jason Woolwine and Amy of Virginia Beach, Va.; son, Christopher and Laura Taylor of Winchester, Va., granddaughters, Abigail Taylor of Naples, Fla., and Riley Woolwine of Virginia Beach, Va.; grandsons, Carson Taylor of Winchester, Va., and Brayden Woolwine of Virginia Beach, Va.; sister and brother-in-law, Dorothy and Billy Swain of Salem. Va.; and many nieces and nephews.

Bobby was a dedicated Christian and a member of the Church of God in Salem, Va. He was a musician and singer who loved to play his guitar. In his spare time Bobby enjoyed bowling, but his passion was golf and spent many days on the course with his friends and family working to improve his game.

Before his retirement, Bobby was a valuable employee of General Electric for 35 years.

Bobby selflessly served our country as a member of the United States Army. He was honored for his service in Vietnam as a recipient of two Purple Hearts, a Bronze Star, and a Silver Star.

Before his passing, he resided at the Virginia Veterans Care Center.

A Funeral Service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 28, 2023, at Oakey’s North Chapel with Pastor Brian Gordon officiating. Interment will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 12 noon until the 2 p.m. service time on Saturday at the funeral home.  We will be live-streaming the service for those who cannot attend. Click on the link below to view the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bobby’s Honor to the Alzheimer’s Association. 

Arrangements by Oakey’s Funeral Service - North Chapel, Roanoke, VA (540) 362-1237.

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