Robert Alan Woodall (Bob), 71, of Wickenburg, AZ, died on May 10, 2020 in his sleep. Bob is survived by wife Marjorie F. Woodall, son Robert L. Woodall of Henderson, NV, and daughter Joanna K. Perkins of New Mexico and his cat Jack who traveled with him to Arizona. Bob's grandchildren are Sundee and Colton Perkins, Dustin Woodall, Stephanie Woodall Nieto, and great grandchildren are Kaden, Dax and Ryann Nieto and Max and Amelia Woodall. His brother is Ronald W. Woodall, wife Linda and their daughters Leigha and Jessica. He is preceded in death by his father, Beamon Wilson Woodall, and his mother Margaret Eulene Wilson Woodall.
Bob was born in Sylacauga, Talladega County, Alabama, August 6, 1948. The family moved to the Fort McDowell Indian Reservation on the Verde River when Bob was a baby due to his father getting a new job in the Phoenix, Arizona area. In Bob's early years he lived in Scottsdale, AZ, Guam and Warrensburg, Missouri due to his father's work. Bob graduated from Warrensburg High School in 1966. Bob was a football kicker and played trumpet in the marching band. He attended Central Missouri State University where he met his wife, Marjorie. Bob was drafted into the Army May 1968, and went to Ft. Leonardwood, Missouri for basic training, Ft. Ord, California for Advanced Infantry Training and Ft. Sill, Oklahoma to attend Officer Candidate School. He was assigned to US Army Artillery School at Ft. Sill, as a Data Processing Instructor, additional duty as Trial Counsel for Special Courts Martial. He served in Viet Nam from September 1971 to March 1972. He was assigned as Assistant Operations Officer/Fire Directions Officer for a heavy Artillery Battalion that was involved in all aspects of combat operations of a heavy Artillery Battalion. He received the Bronze Star, Viet Nam Service Medal, Viet Nam Campaign Medal, Good Conduct Medal and National Defense Service Medal. He was rated as Sharpshooter, Marksman, and 2nd Class Gunner.
In 1972 he went to work for Sears, Roebuck & Co., in the tool department in Omaha, Nebraska and stayed almost 10 years. In June 1978, during his work at Sears he also attended Bellevue College and received his Liberal Arts Degree in Business Administration. In 1982, he went to work for United States Air Force Civil Service at Offutt Air Force Base, Bellevue, Nebraska. He also worked at Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas, Nevada, and at Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, New Mexico. His jobs were in the Employee Relations department as a Position Classification Specialist, an Employee Relations Specialist and various temporary assignments.
In Albuquerque, New Mexico, Bob trained to be a hot air balloon pilot. The family was involved with the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta from 1986 until 2019. Bob chased balloons, attended numerous training classes, and trained to pilot hot air balloons. He owned Angel De Sol, Midnight Angel and Angel Dancer Balloons; he flew them in Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. He was a "Zebra", (a hot air balloon launch director), a Safety Officer for the Fiesta, and his last volunteer position was a member of the Landowner Relations Team along with Marjorie.
Bob loved fishing, hunting, ballooning, growing vegetables, and traveling. He loved cats, dogs, parakeets, and other pets.
Services are pending currently at Prescott National Cemetery and a celebration of life will be held at a future date in Westpark.