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The Carthage Press
  • Ron L. Woody

  • Ron L. Woody, 62, Carthage, passed away Friday, July 26, 2013 at his home with his family at his bedside.
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  • Ron L. Woody, 62, Carthage, passed away Friday, July 26, 2013 at his home with his family at his bedside.
     
    Ron L. Woody was born February 6, 1951 in Carthage, the son of the late Cecil Fred Woody and Shirley Ann (Beckham) Woody.  
    He attended Hawthorne Elementary, Carthage Junior High and was a 1970 graduate of Carthage Senior High School.  
    He was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving as a Hospital Corpsman during the Vietnam War.  He married Donna Kay Waggoner on May 15, 1971 in Miami, Oklahoma, she survives.  He was a computer sanitarian for Cliffstar, Webb City, MO.  
    He was a former deacon at the Temple Baptist Church, Carthage, and a current member of Fairview Christian Church, Carthage.  He loved working in his woodworking shop.
    Additional survivors include a son, Craig (Michelle) Woody, Oronogo, MO; two granddaughters, Kyla Woody and Kracia (Robert) Gorham; one great granddaughter, Emmah Gorham.  He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Kristopher Woody and a brother, Michael Woody.
    Visitation will be held from 6 – 7 p.m., Wednesday, July 31 at Knell Mortuary, Carthage.  
    Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 1 in the Knell Mortuary Chapel.  Interment will be in Park Cemetery, Carthage.  Memorial gifts are suggested to the Fairview Christian Church or the American Cancer Society in care of Knell Mortuary, Carthage.  Online condolences may be expressed through www.knellmortuary.com
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