Robert P. Worrell

Published 8:04 pm Monday, January 3, 2011

January 3, 2011

Robert P. “Bob” Worrell, 89, passed away Jan. 3, 2011 at Sentara Obici Hospital. A native of Southampton County, he was the widower of Eloise Bradshaw Worrell and the son of the late Philip E. and Pearl Worrell. Bob was also predeceased by his sister, Theresa Harding.

Bob was a member of Suffolk Christian Church, was a charter member of Suffolk Chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America, Inc., and a charter member of Rogers Deer Club. He was a machinist mate in the Navy during World War II. He operated and owned Bradshaw’s Service from 1945 to 1971; he then operated the coffee shop at Louise Obici Hospital from 1971 to 1987. He helped to disassemble and reassemble the Constantia House located in the back of R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home, where he worked as a funeral assistant before World War II and after his retirement at Louise Obici Hospital for 16 years.


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Survivors include his son, Robert P. Worrell Jr., of Portsmouth, son, Philip L. Worrell and wife, Mary, of Emporia; grandchildren, Corey Worrell, Thomas Worrell and wife, Courtney, Elizabeth Reyna and husband, Ryan, and Catherine Worrell; special nephew, George Pfeil and wife, Penny; niece, Debbie Parr; great-nephew, Michael Pfeil; great-niece, Cynthia Geister; great-grandnieces, Ashley Pfeil, Brittany Geister; brother-in-law, John Harding.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011 at 11 a.m. in the R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory, 509 W. Washington St., Suffolk, Va., by the Rev. Michael D. Halley with burial in Holly Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends in the funeral home Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011 from 4 to 6 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Izaak Walton League of America, Inc., 707 Conservation Lane, Gaithersburg, MD 20878-2983. Condolences may be registered online at