Robert "Bob" Henry Wolfe

November 6, 1934 ~ October 22, 2023 (age 88) 88 Years Old

Robert "Bob" Wolfe Obituary

Robert “Bob” Henry Wolfe, a Morehead State University retiree and community leader, passed on October 22, 2023.

He was born on November 6, 1934, in Manchester, KY, to Hansford Wolfe and Theo (Roark) Wolfe. Bob was the first member of his family to graduate from college when he received his bachelor’s degree from Berea College in 1958. He went on to earn a Master’s of Science degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute (now Virginia Tech). 

Bob is survived by his daughters, Robin (Patrick) Morley of Danville, KY, and Ramona Gardner of Morehead, KY; grandchildren, Cory Gardner of Morehead, KY, and Amelia (Zach) Murray of Las Vegas, NV; and two great grandchildren, Aspen and London Murray.  He is also survived by his siblings, Russell (Jocelyn) Wolfe of Manchester, KY, Ronald (Hope) Wolfe of Monticello, IL, Sandra Still of Berea, KY; his brother-in-law, Roger (Rena) Lance of Arden, NC, as well as many nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews.

In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Frances (Lance) Wolfe on April 6, 1994, and son-in-law, Randy Gardner, on April 7, 1989.

Prior to teaching, he served as a County Extension Agent in Morgan, Pike, and Rowan counties. He joined the staff at Morehead State University in 1967 and taught Horticulture and Agriculture until his retirement in 1999. Throughout his career, he invested in the students and the region through leadership in several University committees and special projects including the Derrickson Agricultural Complex, the Mountaintop Agriculture Complex (Martiki), the Morehead State University Horse Show, as Alpha Gamma Rho advisor, and member and president of the MSU Faculty Senate. He was a life-long member of the Morehead Men’s Club and MSU Retirees Association.

He served Morehead and Rowan County on numerous boards and committees including the Rowan County Public Library Board of Trustees, Lee Cemetery Board of Trustees, Morehead Tree Board and Tree Walk Committees, Morehead Streetscape and Beautification Committees, Morehead-Rowan County-Lakeview Heights Joint Planning Commission, the Morehead Tomorrow Committee, the American Association of Kidney Patients, and the Central Kentucky Horse Show Association.

His family was important to Bob and he enjoyed being involved in their activities. If his grandson was playing or coaching a sport, he was in the stands as the team’s most fervent supporter. He was also an avid gardener, fisherman, genealogist, and lover of nature, birds, trees, and native Kentucky plants. 

In fulfilling Bob’s request, a graveside service for family and friends will be held on Thursday, October 26, 2023, at 2 p.m. at Lee Cemetery with Roger Lance and Cory Gardner presiding.

Pallbearers will be Justin Caudill, Heath Loper, Judge Wolfe, Jeff Wolfe, Wayne Lambert, Creighton Benner-Perry.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the MSU Foundation to support the Wolfe-Gardner Family Scholarship Fund. Contributions can be made online by visiting  or mailed to MSU Foundation at PO Box 628, Morehead, KY 40351.

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Graveside Service
October 26, 2023

2:00 PM
Lee Cemetery
Lee Cemetery Road
Morehead, KY 40351


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