Robert M. (Robbie) Woods I – February 17th, 2018

Robert M. (Robbie) Woods I, 56, of Marion, Ohio passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 17th, 2018 surrounded by the love of his family at Marion General Hospital.

Robbie was born April 27th, 1961 in Dennison, Ohio to Suzette I. Woods with whom he shared a very special bond and Calvin Woods both of Dover and Thomas L. Jackson of Massillon.

On March 7th 1983, Robbie wed his wife of 35 years, Ellisa (Avery) Woods who survives along with 5 children, Robert M. Woods II of Dennison; Andrisha M. Woods, Jarret M. Woods (fiancé Chelsey Guider), Kory A. Woods (Tiffany Wilson) and Marcus A. McGary all of Marion. Despite the challenges with his health Robbie looked forward to daily visits from his 6 grandchildren and took great pride in being “PawPaw” to Olivia Clemons, Jaela, Kylah, Avery, Ahmir, and Emoni Woods.

The oldest of his siblings Robbie was a very loving and protective big brother who always remained just a phone call away. Leaving to cherish those great memories are sisters Valerie Woods, Sonya (Kerry) Townsend both of Dayton, Jovon Black of Canton, Tracy Jackson of Booneville, MS; brothers, Dale (Diane) Woods of Steubenville, Calvin (CJ) Woods of Dover, and Vincent Alexander of Canton.

Also surviving are his grandmother, Aretha M. Walker, and his mother-in-law Shirley Avery. He also leaves behind a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, and uncles and very close friends all of whose lives he touched with his humor and infectious smile. He was preceded in death by his grandfather and namesake, Robert Macon Walker and father-in-law, Andrew H. Avery Sr.

Robbie was a 1980 graduate of Dover High School where he was an accomplished athlete and very well known around the state. He loved attending his children’s sporting events and took great pride in never missing a game. He could often be seen and heard coaching them on from the sidelines. He loved the outdoors with his typical day being spent fishing and playing with his grandchildren at the park.

The family also wishes to acknowledge Dr. Bob Singh and the incredible staff at Marion General Hospital’s ICU, Respitory, and Palliative Care Departments as well as to Community Care & Rehabilitation Center in Marion.

Friends may call from 11a – 1p on Saturday February 24th at Geib Funeral Center at 5600 N. Wooster Ave, Dover, Ohio with services to begin at 1p with Elder Michael Wade and Bishop Corredon Rogers officiating.

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory
116 Second Street NE, New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663

Geib Funeral Service
5600 North Wooster Avenue, Dover, Ohio 44622

Geib Pet Crematory
5600 North Wooster Avenue, Dover, Ohio 44622