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Robert Howard Woodfin

September 23, 1942 — December 19, 2023


Robert Howard Woodfin, 81, passed away on Tuesday, December 19, 2023, at Lynchburg General Hospital. He was preceded in death by his parents, Wilmer (Bill) A. Woodfin and Evelyn Kirby Woodfin and two brothers, Wilmer (Skeeter) A. Woodfin, Jr. and Richard (Dickie) Lee Woodfin.

He was a United Methodist Minister for 50 years before retiring and was also a retired Navy Commander Chaplain. Robert graduated from Eastern Mennonite College and Eastern Mennonite Seminary.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Marion Phillips Woodfin; son, Robert H. Woodfin, II (MargaretAnne); grandsons, Robert H. Woodfin, III, Joshua David Woodfin and Micah Seth Woodfin; special nieces, DeAnn Phillips Brown (John) and Shana Phillips Moon (Joe); special friends, Leonard and Ellen Fitzwater and Steven and Jerri Ann Booth and many, many other friends.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Society of St. Andrews or Hunters for the Hungry.

A celebration of Robert’s life will be conducted at 3:00 pm on Saturday, February 3, 2023, at Timberlake Church with the Rev. Brad McMullen and Rev. Robert H. Woodfin, II officiating. Military Honors will be rendered at the service. There will be a reception following the service.

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Bedford, is assisting the family. To send online condolences please visit

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