John Woodruff

August 27, 2010

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Wednesday, September 1, 2010 11:00 AM


Tuesday, August 31, 2010 2-4 & 6-8 PM

John David Woodruff, 78, of North Lewisburg passed away Friday, August 27, 2010 in his residence.

He was born October 9, 1931 in Champaign County, OH, the son of Burleigh and Helen (Blair) Woodruff.

David retired from the Champaign County Engineers Office after 30 years of service and from Dunhams Meats after 7 years of service. He was a member of the Eastern Star, a 50 year member of the Knights of Pythias and a 50 year member of the Mechanicsburg Lodge 113 F. & A.M. David loved softball and was a member of the North Lewisburg Fire Dept team. He also enjoyed golfing, mowing yards and he especially enjoyed spending time with his grandkids.

He is survived by his wife, Kay (Black); daughter, Denise (Randall) Damron of North Lewisburg; sons, Duane (Stacie) Woodruff of Katy, TX and Shannon (Betsy) Woodruff of Bellefontaine; step daughter, Stephanie Johnson; stepsons, Jeffrey (Tammy) Watkins of Mechanicsburg and Jerry (Darcy) Watkins; daughter-in-law, Cathy Woodruff of North Lewisburg; grandchildren, Candi (Nathan) Metz of Woodstock, Clint (Laura) Woodruff of North Lewisburg, Gentry (Jeff) Thomas of East Liberty, BreeAnn (Mike) Gauchat of Marysville, Danielle (Jason) Edwards of Crosby,TX, Kaylee and Nolan Woodruff of Katy, TX and Shauna Woodruff; step-grandchildren, Jacob and Hannah Watkins, Megan and Amber Hager, Shalena, Monica, Keelee and Catherine Stanley; great grandchildren, Cloey, Colin, Cyndee, Owen, Ella, Ty, Rylie, Blayk, Bryce and Kassidy and Jaina Stanley; step-great grandchild,; brothers, Donald Woodruff of North Lewisburg, Dean (Jan) Woodruff of Sebastian, FL; sister, Diane (Bob) Davis of North Lewisburg; as well as several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews; special friends, Robert (Diane) Nelson of Jeffersonville, KY, Phil (Lois) Johnson of Urbana, Cheryl Wilson, Doug Wears and Pastor Tom Amlin; as well as his dog, “Babe”.

David is preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Patty Woodruff; son, Derek Woodruff and sister-in-law, Barbara Woodruff.

A gathering of family and friends will be held from 2-4 & 6-8 PM on Tuesday, August 31, 2010 in the FRESHWATER, MCDONALD & VERNON Funeral Home, North Lewisburg. Funeral services will be held at 11 AM on Wednesday in the North Lewisburg United Methodist Church with Pastors Seeyong Lee and Tom Amlin officiating. Following his wishes his body will be cremated. Burial will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Northeast Champaign County EMS, 60 E Maple St, North Lewisburg, OH 43060, the American Cancer Society-Southwest Region, 2808 Reading Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45206, and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Donor Services, PO Box 4072, Pittsfield, MA 01202. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com.

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