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James E. "Woody" Woods, Jr.

June 1, 1943 — January 19, 2016

James E. “Woody” Woods, Jr., 72, of Dyersburg, TN died Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at Dyersburg Healthcare and Rehabilitation. Born June 1, 1943 to the late James E. Woods, Sr. and Margaret Geneva Dowell Woods, he was an Air Force veteran. Woody was owner of Dyersburg Insulation and former owner of Daylight Donuts. He was a Baptist. Woody was an avid fisherman, loved a good game of cards and enjoyed life and entertaining his friends with his infectious smile and sense of humor.

Funeral services will be at 2:00 pm, Saturday, January 23, 2016 in the Chapel of Curry Funeral Home conducted by Reverend Mike Young with interment to follow in Halls Cemetery in Halls, TN.

Pallbearers will be Harrison Butler, Phil Bivens, Bob Newbill, William Mallard, Thomas Gamble and Don Gregson. Honorary pallbearers will be Johnny Butler, Charles Kelly, Preston Dickerson, Glen Phillips, Nate Dearing, Dave Crockett, Elmer Rausch and Robert Galloway.

The family will receive friends Friday, January 22nd from 4:00 – 6:00 pm at the funeral home.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Carol Ballentine Woods; his daughter, Tina Michelle Woods Butler (Johnny); his son, Max Robert Woods (Angie), all of Dyersburg; 4 grandchildren, Brittly Cianciola (Jerome), Madison Butler, Harrison Butler, Ashlei Archie and 3 great-granddaughters, Caroline Cianciola, Mary Frances Cianciola and Mae Cianciola.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his step-mother, Alma Allen Woods; and 2 sisters, Mary Virginia Hughes and Frances Allen Coleman.

The family requests memorials be directed to the Dyersburg/Dyer Co Humane Society P.O. Box 223 Dyersburg, TN 38025 or  St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital PO Box 50 Memphis, TN 38101-9929.

Woody was a man full of good humor, compassion and a tenderness that we will all miss. His respect for everyone served as an example for all who loved him. In a world that pivots toward violence and fervent speech, he was an example of how to live a loving and generous life. He will be sorely missed by his family, his many friends and the myriad of animals he cared for so well.

Arrangements entrusted to Curry Funeral Home, 1984 St. John Avenue, Dyersburg, TN 38024. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.curryfuneral.com.
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Visitation

Friday, January 22, 2016

4:00 - 6:00 pm (Central time)

Chapel of Curry Funeral Home

1984 St John Ave, Dyersburg, TN 38024

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Funeral Service

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

Chapel of Curry Funeral Home

1984 St John Ave, Dyersburg, TN 38024

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