Robert E. (Bob) Jennings

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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.
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February 15, 2011 at 4:19pm
Bob, growing up in Woodbury brought special memories of my first job, working for you on Saturday's at the Ford garage. I became experienced in washing cars, delivering and picking up customers' cars, even getting lectured by some of the lady customers on how I shouldn't drive their cars too fast or recklessly. I remember fondly seeing Douglas as a little boy who loved to come down to the garage on Saturdays and hang out. When I graduated from college, you offered me my first real job working for you selling cars, doing accounting work, etc. I remember telling you that I thought I would try to make it in the world outside of Woodbury and Cannon County, but to keep the offer open if things got too tough. We kept in touch over the many years since I left. You would often compliment me on my work with Scouts and career successes. I never forgot those words of encouragement. Everyone will miss you there, but I know you are with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ in a new Home. Hopefully, a lot of us will see you there someday. Harry Odom, St. Augustine, FL.
February 15, 2011 at 4:52pm
so sorry to hear
we are in St. Louis and will miss the funeral
But will miss him more in the years to come
Jubba and Sarah
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