Obituary: Robert E. Woods

by Staff on August 25, 2012

in Obituaries

April 28, 1922 — Aug. 23, 2012

Robert E. Woods, 90, of Spring City, Tenn., died at 3:15 p.m. on Thursday at his residence.

Born April 28, 1922, in Medora, he was the son of Daniel Wirt Woods and Grace (Johnson) Woods. He married Dorothy L. Louden; and she preceded him in death in 1995. He then married Ella Mathis; and she preceded him in death in 2009.

He retired from General Motors in Marion in 1987.

He was a US Army Veteran of World War II, and was part of the 275 Cannon Company 70th Division, having served in France and Germany.

Surviving are his two daughters, Kay (Walter) Norris of Mooresville, and Patty (Arthur) Guthrie of Bedford; one stepdaughter, Pat (Nolan) Brown; two stepsons, Dwight (Linda) Mathis, and Royce Mathis, all of Spring City, Tenn.; five grandchildren, Clint Norris, Jeff Norris, Bryan Guthrie, Amy Norris and Mary Burton; four stepgrandchildren; five great-grandchildren; six step-great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; three sisters, Loyett Harrison of Medora, Wynona Lienhoop of Columbus, and Peggy (Floyd) Meahl of Vallonia; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wives; one stepdaughter, Gail Haynes; three brothers, Harlan, Buddy and Talmadge Woods; and one sister, Rosetta Fish.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., on Monday, with a funeral service to follow at 3 p.m. at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, with Mike Davis officiating. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery, with military graveside rites accorded by the American Legion Gillen Post No. 33.

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