Robert Edward Wooley, age 59, and residing in Kansas City, Missouri, passed away on August 16, 2022, at Centerpoint Medical Center in Independence, Missouri.
Robert was born on May 27, 1963, in Sedalia, Missouri, and spent most of his life in the Kansas City area. After graduation, he served in the Air Force then moved to California for a time. He worked for Silver Eagle Auto Mall in Riverside, Missouri, for over 20 years.
He is survived by his daughter, Hannah Morel Wooley; two grandsons, Easton and Maseo; two brothers, Andy (Nancy) Harris and Brent (Jolene) Harris; one sister, Dawn Houston; and ex-wife, Tina Wooley. He also left behind three nieces, Lauren (Jeremiah) Gonzalez, Marissa Houston, Jacquelynn Harris; two nephews, Brandon (Heather) Chavez, and Cole Houston; and two great nieces.
He was proceeded in death by his mother, Mary Louise (Arnett) Bodziony, 66, and son, Robert “Robbie” Carl Wooley, 17.
Robert will be remembered for his love of Hot Wheels, video games, bargain shopping at thrift stores and flea markets, morel mushroom hunting and we can’t forget his love of fishing. There was never a dull moment spent with Robert. He was either shopping for that elusive Red Line Hot Wheel or the rare video game or system. He also liked to work on Hot Wheels, taking an old dingy Hot Wheel car and turn it into a custom work of art.
A celebration of life service will be held from 3 to 5 p.m., Sunday, September 4, 2022 at VCU Church, 15813 Highway M, Rayville, MO 64084.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the family for the final expenses at: Brent Harris, 32162 W. 216th Street, Lawson, MO 64062.
Arrangements in care of Bross & Spidle Funeral Home, Excelsior Springs.
Our Sincere Condolences
So sorry for loss of Robert. Robert and where I tried to be good friend. We would swap hot wheels stories went fishing together and he ate Thanksgiving dinner with our family in 2020. By this time he was dealing with loss of work Robbie and Divorce, not to mention his health issues. We last spoke 8/15/22 where we spoke of latest hot wheels finds and he was actively looking and gave no indication being sick, tho it was not uncommon for Robert to ghost you for days weeks or months only to text you next day pick up the conversation like it was yesterday. But this time was different. Tried several times to reach him. Even called his work and some goof ball never heard of 25 year plus employee. Again I am sorry for loss. He was a friend.