Robert E. (Bob) Jennings, 80-year-old prominent retired Woodbury business man, died on Monday, February 14, 2011 at his Woodbury home after a prolonged battle with pulmonary fibrosis. He was a son of the late Selmer M. and Lena Jennings. Others who preceded him in death were brothers Marvin, James and Carl Jennings.
Survivors include his wife Jane McCrary Jennings, son, Douglas Jennings, sister, Thelma Jennings Owen, and brother, Austin Jennings (Carmine).
A graduate of Woodbury Central High School and Middle Tennessee State University, Mr. Jennings was a veteran having served three years in the U. S. Army.
He was a member of Woodbury First Baptist Church where he served many years as treasurer and trustee. A member of the Woodbury Lions Club for 56 years, Mr. Jennings was a partner in Jennings Motors, Woodbury automobile agency, until he retired. While serving on the Cannon County Board of Education he led the effort that resulted in the new Cannon County High School being built.
Funeral Services will be conducted by Rev. Hunter Hay and Rev. Bobby Zumbro at Woodbury First Baptist Church on Thursday, February 17 at 10:30 a.m. Interment will be in Riverside cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Hoyte Owen, Robert Owen, Dr. Michael Jennings, Dr. William (Bill) Jennings, Thong Chai Khidathong, William Patterson, Nathan Jennings and Eddie Jennings.
Honorary pallbearers will be members of his Sunday School Class.
Visitation with the family will be from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday in the parlors of Woodbury Funeral Home.
The family requests that memorials be made to Alive Hospice, Adams Memorial Library Building Fund, First Baptist Church Building Fund or a charity of your choice.