Robert "Bob" W. Fogle

December 28, 1942 ~ March 11, 2024 (age 81) 81 Years Old

Robert "Bob" Fogle Obituary

Robert (Bob) W. Fogle was born 12/28/1942 in Glen Dale, West Virginia to Grace

Roberta and Johnnie Leonard Fogle and went to his Heavenly reward on


Predeceasing him were his parents and a toddler brother (Lenny).

Due to his dad’s poor health the family moved to Florida in 1957 where Bob

graduated from Miami Jackson High School in 1960. He attended Miami Dade

Junior College and the University of Tampa before going into the Army Reserve

where he served for many years.

In Florida he met Carolyn Smith where they dated for three years, then married

on 12/1/1962. She was the love of his life and he was hers. They have two

children: Shawn (Anita) and Andrea Sapienza (Richard) who gave them three of

the most special grandchildren: Cameron, Landyn and Henry. Because he had no

siblings he unofficially adopted Carolyn’s two sisters; Suzanne (Ed) St. John and

Kathy (Ray) Kenahan and all the nieces and nephews that came with them.

Bob’s happiest days where when he was in law enforcement. He started as a

patrolman in the Ocala Police Department, then served as a deputy and finally an

undercover investigator in the Marion County Sheriff’s Office (Florida).

In 1988 Bob and Carolyn moved to Boone, never looking back. Recent days would

find him in his woodworking shop where he made mirrors and crosses from local

reclaimed barnwood.

Along the way he was able to indulge his love of things loud and fast by owning a

racing boat and more than one Harley motorcycle. He rode with the Christian

Motorcyclists Association where annually they joined the Ride to the Wall in

Washington, DC to honor missing U.S. servicemen in Vietnam. CMA would also

ride into local churches for Thunder Sunday to “take over” the service and be

treated to potluck lunches afterward. Also, favorites were riding into prisons or to

children’s homes to share their testimonies. Being creative, Bob had managed to

find a way to combine his love for Christ with his love for things loud and fast.

Another ministry that was dear to his heart was the Walk to Emmaus and also

KAIROS (a prison ministry) where he served both on numerous teams.


Several illnesses tried to slow him down but they nearly always met their match.

Special sincere thanks to his PCP Tim Dailey, MD and his staff who used their

expertise and humor to add untold years to Bob’s life. Bob always thought he’d

only make it to 50 but he evidently underestimated Carolyn’s love and his many


In lieu of flowers, food or memorials, Bob would have preferred that you give

your life to Christ. Please consider his request.

Bob (who really wanted to be named Jesse) will be remembered on Saturday,

March 23rd at Boone United Methodist Church at 2pm with visitation following in

the chapel. If you’re coming to his “Reminiscing Service” (and please do) another

of his requests is that you “don’t wear black” or a “sad face” and be prepared for


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