Robert L. (Bob) Gillenwater, 85, of New Holland, Ohio died Monday, March 18, 2019, at 4:55 p.m. at Doctors Hospital West in Columbus where he had been admitted earlier in the day.

Bob was born April 29, 1933, in Fayette County, Ohio to Clark E. (Lucky) and Eva G. Longerbone Gillenwater.  He was a graduate of Madison Mills High School and  lived most of his life in Madison and Fayette Counties.

He was a retired security guard; a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean Conflict and loved fishing, particularly at Deer Creek.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Shirley Gillenwater and a great granddaughter.

Bob is survived by his wife, the former Jo Ann Holloway whom he married December 17, 1994; sons, Mike Wood and his wife, Maryann, of Mt. Sterling and John Wood and his wife, Tiffany, of Port Charlotte, FL; six grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; a brother-in-law, Jeff (Vickie) Holloway of Washington Court House and two sisters-in-law, Carolyn (Bill Arledge) Vititoe of Washington Court House and Nancy (Russell) Keller of Grove City, OH.

The funeral will be Thursday, March 21, 2019, at 1 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in New Holland with the Rev. Michael Hodge, pastor at the Walnut Hill Church of Christ in Christian Union, officiating.  Burial will follow in the New Holland Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home in New Holland one hour prior to the service on Thursday.

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