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Bob Bodiford, Former Powder Springs Councilman, Dies at 91

Visitation will be held on Thursday at Powder Springs First Methodist Church, followed by a memorial service.

Bob Bodiford, Former Powder Springs Councilman, Dies at 91

The following obituary is from Bellamy Funeral Home's website.

Robert (Bob) G. Bodiford, a former Powder Springs city councilman, departed this earth for greener pastures on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012 at the age of 91.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, Oct. 25 at 12:30 p.m. at Powder Springs First Methodist Church, followed by a memorial service at 2. Rev. Susan Ashe will conduct the service. 

Bodiford was born in Gainesville, Florida in 1921 and left after high school to attend and work in an engineering co-op program at the University of Cincinnati, where he earned his bachelor's degree. 

He also served his country in the Army during World War II in the Philippines. In 1950, he earned a master's degree from Georgia Tech in aeronautical engineering. He came back to the Atlanta area in 1954 after working for McDonald Aircraft to have a successful career at Lockheed until he retired in 1983.

That year, his wife and mother of his children, Jane, passed away from cancer. He met and later married DeLane C. Browning in 1986. DeLane and her three children Johnny, James and Robert were a loving addition to the family, and they all survive Bob.

Also surviving Bob are his two children, Judge Jim Bodiford and his wife, Nancy, of Marietta, and John Bodiford of Opelika, AL; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Bob lived in the same historic house on Marietta Street near downtown Powder Springs for 57 years and proudly served on the City Council there for $1 a month.

He was also named volunteer of the year in 1994 for the Cobb County Superior Court Volunteer Probation Office.

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