Charles William Woodard, Sr., 85, died Dec. 9, 2012, at his residence in Reform, Alabama. Services were Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012, at Skelton Funeral Home Chapel with Elder Tim McCool and Dr. Samuel Andreason officiating. Burial followed in Graham Memorial Cemetery. Mr. Woodard was born May 19, 1927, in Pickens County, Alabama to the late George Monroe Woodard and Lula Mae Logan Woodard. He was a member, deacon and elder of the First Presbyterian Church in Reform for over 50 years and was a retired employee of Southern Natural Gas with over 35 years of service. A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, Charles was a VFW member for many years and served as Commander of Post No. 5568 in Reform for one and a half years. He was the Chairman of Board of Commissioners of the Housing Authority of Reform, Alabama since 1991 and a well known resident of Pickens County. Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Betty Spivey Woodard of Reform, AL; sons, Dr. James Spivey Woodard (Sandra) of Columbus, MS and Chuck Woodard (Kathy) of Gordo, AL; brother, George Allen Woodard (Joyce) of Trussville, AL; grandchildren, Dusty Woodard (Nicole), John Woodard, Jake Woodard and Alex Woodard; and special friend, Jeraldine Ball. Pallbearers were Dr. Kevin Bond, Kurt Bond, Brian Woodard, Jeff Mason, Barry Woodard, Rayburn Carroll, Mitch Williams, Mike Woodard and Dennis Woodard. Honorary pallbearers were Murry McMillian, Patsy Carroll, David Jennings, Rau McAdams, Bob Shields, William Ashmore, Tim Fulgham, Karl Vail, Larry Skelton, Joe Wright, Will Bouchillon, Harold Wilkins, Joe Mullinex, James and Daisy Floyd, Mary Smith, James H. “Doc” Ashcraft, Boyd Clemmons, Judy Graham Smith, Janice Griffin, Sentell and Janis Harper, Nellie Fields and Gene Worrell. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to hospice of West Alabama, 3851 Loop Rd., Tuscaloosa, AL 35404 or The Good Samaritan Medical Clinic, P.O. Box 661, Columbus, MS 39703.
Appeared in The Commercial Dispatch on December 12, 2012
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