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Robert James Voelker

Robert James Voelker

April 6, 1961 - October 8, 2017     Age: 56

Robert “Bobby” Voelker passed on Sunday, October 8, 2017 in Amelia Island Florida. Born on April 6, 1961 in Baltimore, Maryland. Bobby grew up in Augusta, Georgia where he attended Augusta Christian and Augusta College. He  was an outstanding Athlete, and excelled at basketball  in his younger days.

Bobby moved to Amelia Island in 1985 and began working in the recreation department at Amelia Island Plantation.He soon found his passion and direction  to their Golf operations and achieved membership with the PGA as a class A member. As a golf professional, his career spanned over 30 years, during which time he met and became friends with people  from all over the world.He helped thousands of members and residents learn the game of golf and he did it with kindness and a wonderful sense of humor.

Bobby was also an avid fisherman and found both enjoyment and serenity fishing the many waterways on the island.
It was Bobby’s endearing personality and sweet nature that touched the hearts of all who met him. He will forever be remembered in our hearts and memories.
He is preceded in death by his parents, William Voelker and Margaret Taylor Voelker.

Survivors are Annette Roberts, daughter, Sierra Roberts, Rev. Patricia Roberts and family,  brother John Voelker (Julie), nieces;  Amanda and Jessica Voelker and Amanda Light and family, step mother Martha Sweat and family, Spencer Wheeler and family as well as extended families and friends.

Services will be at 2:00 pm on Saturday, October 21, 2017 in the Amelia Island Plantation Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, as per his wishes, donations can be sent payable to his daughter Sierra Roberts c/o The Reverend Patricia Kant Roberts, 35 Willow Drive Orlando , Florida 32807

30 Condolences

  • Annette Posted October 12, 2017 2:07 pm

    I love and miss you more then words can express. Thank you for our beautiful daughter and for thirty plus years of love, companionship ,laughs, tears and friendship. You are with me forever and always my sweet love.

  • Lynda Carleen Deal Posted October 12, 2017 2:56 pm

    My sincere condolence to Annette, Sierra, Bobby’s extended family and his many friends. He was a good, kind and caring man . He is and will be missed always.

  • Beth keener Posted October 12, 2017 4:42 pm

    So very sorry for your loss Annette and family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love you.

  • Sharon Sepulvado Vallery Posted October 12, 2017 5:43 pm

    I remember Bobby when we attended Augusta Christian.
    He a great person. I wish his family all the best. I had not seen Bobby in a long while, but we were friends on Facebook. The last post I got from him was when he told me happy birthday. I will always remember.

  • Debra Robertson Posted October 12, 2017 6:08 pm

    So sorry for your loss. May god be with you during this time.

  • Carol Morris Posted October 12, 2017 11:34 pm

    Annette, so very sorry for your loss. My prayers to you and Sierra. I will always remember my days working with you and Bobby. Hugs and love sent your way.

  • Rita Richardson Posted October 13, 2017 9:27 am

    My deepest condolences to Annette, Sierra, and to all of those whose hearts Bobby touched.

  • Nigel Woodcock Posted October 13, 2017 10:08 am

    Sorry to hear the sad news.Deepest condolences from your friends in Rio

  • Eric Prockow Posted October 13, 2017 10:21 am

    I’m so sorry for your and our loss. He was truly a nice person and will be missed by all.

  • Nina and Jack Johnson Posted October 13, 2017 11:07 am

    We’ll always remember you Bobby with your tall stature a warm smile and kind words for us, visiting friends and family. Success is measured by a man’s character and we have been proud to know you since the 80’s!

  • Mar-Jane Wright Posted October 13, 2017 12:00 pm

    My favorite golf pro

  • Mary-Jane Wright Posted October 13, 2017 12:01 pm

    My favorite golf pro

  • Marylyn & Tuck Gordon Posted October 13, 2017 1:00 pm

    We have loved Bobby ever since we first met him on the driving range in 1988. We was always greeting us with a big hello, a wonderful person to know and to call a friend.

  • Jack Aschenbach, PGA Posted October 13, 2017 1:33 pm

    On behalf of the entire Aschenbach Family we are saddened by the news of “Bobby’s” passing and we would like to extend our condolences to his entire family and circle of friends. Bobby was a true professional, a man with great integrity and well respected by all. We are blessed to have known him and he will truly be missed.

  • Elizabeth Hankins Posted October 13, 2017 3:21 pm

    Tom and I will really miss Bobby’s smile, service and overall caring heart for Amelia Club members and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with Bobby’s family. May he Rest In Peace.

  • Nick Klein Posted October 13, 2017 4:04 pm

    To Bobby’s Family, we are so sorry for your loss and your loss is also ours. Bobby is and will continue to be missed here at the Plantation where we first met Him in 1998. We are very fortunate to have known him for nearly 19 years.Nick & Kerry Klein and Bill & Coni Chandler

  • Kevin J. Koons Posted October 13, 2017 4:35 pm

    Bobby was a wise and caring man with a great sense of humor and respect for everyone.

  • Merilus Taylor Posted October 13, 2017 8:53 pm

    I remember Bobby as a spirited teenager who got alone with and was loved by all. My sincere condolence to his brother, John, and all the family who held him so dear.

  • Leslie Cubbage Posted October 13, 2017 9:31 pm

    I am truly saddened by the loss of Bobby. I took golf lessons from him in the early days of his career at the Plantation and have known him for over 30 years He was a kind and gentle person with his sweet smile and soft voice. Recently we reminisced about my fathter who he knew well and all the good times and all the old guys who are still hanging around. I will miss him forever.

  • Ron Turner Posted October 13, 2017 9:36 pm

    Bobby, you are and always will be an integral part of the fabric of our Club. Our entire family thanks you for being you and we will miss you.

  • Phil Wahl Posted October 14, 2017 7:52 am

    I have fond memories of Bobby as quarterback for Augusta Christian Schools’ first football team. He was a servant leader who put others first. There is a new star in heaven!

  • Phil Wahl Posted October 14, 2017 7:57 am

    I have fond memories of Bobby as our quarterback for Augusta Christian Schools’ first football team. He was a servant leader who put others first and made sure that everyone felt that they were part of the team. There is a new star in heaven!

  • Barry and Pam Callaway Posted October 14, 2017 9:46 am

    JOHN you and your family are in our prayers

  • Walther, Lori, spencer Vliegen Posted October 14, 2017 5:08 pm

    We are so sorry to haar thuis stad News and we offer our sincere condoleances

  • Mac and Diane MacDonell Posted October 15, 2017 3:03 pm

    We will so miss Bobby. Nicest person So sorry for your family and we are praying for his happiness.

  • Rita T Coia Posted October 16, 2017 5:56 am

    I was saddened to hear about the loss of Bobby, I had the pleasure of working with him at Amelia Island Plantation. He also took the time to say hello and had a kind word for everyone. My deepest condolences for you and your family at this time.

  • Robin & Bob Hall Posted October 20, 2017 2:16 pm

    We will always remember Bobby’s smile when we returned from the Super Bowl in Houston when our N.E. Patriots’ miracle win over his Atlanta Falcons. Knowing full well that Bobby was fighting a brutal battle, we wanted to try to give him a light moment. We gave him a N.E. Patriots’hat!
    He put it on and we received the gift that we had personally hoped for – a wide grin and soft (somewhat forced) “Thank you Mr. & Mrs. Hall for your thoughtfulness”. We left the golf shop, tears in our eyes, but knowing we had achieved our goal of lighting up his face – if for only a brief few minutes. We are grateful for knowing Bobby and will always remember that great smile and spirit.
    Robin & Bob Hall

  • Debbie Edmund Miller Posted October 20, 2017 6:24 pm

    Bobby & I attended ACS together. Our mom’s took turns carpooling us Facebook friends too. So sorry to hear this news. Prayers for family&friends.

  • Debbie Edlund Miller Posted October 20, 2017 6:25 pm

    Bobby & I attended ACS together. Our mom’s took turns carpooling us Facebook friends too. So sorry to hear this news. Prayers for family&friends.

  • Duffield family Posted October 21, 2017 10:47 am

    Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Our memories of your kindness and friendship will always be in our hearts.

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