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Charles David "Woody" Woodruff

Charles David “Woody” Woodruff, 71, passed away Wednesday, February 29, at his residence.
    He was born August 21, 1940 in Wayne County, Indiana to Willard and Ermadine Henderson Woodruff, both of whom preceded him in death. He was a graduate of Whitewater High School and retired from Kemper Cabinets after 25 years. He served over 30 years in the Indiana National Guard before retiring with the rank of Master Sergeant. Woody attended the Lighthouse Wesleyan Church in Lynn and served as a Christmas bell ringer every year for the Salvation Army. He enjoyed gardening and attending his grandchildren’s activities. For many years, Woody was a quiet fixture at athletic events at Northeastern Wayne Schools, where he enjoyed watching kids compete at every level.  
   Woody will be missed by his wife, Jean Woodruff, Dothan, AL; daughters & sons-in-law, Cheryl & Andy Delucio, Richmond; Angela & Jerry Bryant, Fountain City; 6 grandchildren, Peyton Delucio, Alexander Delucio, Joshua Delucio, Cameron Delucio, Madison Bryant and Jessie Bryant; and several cousins.
   A funeral ceremony will be conducted by Rev. Gary Meek at 2:00 pm on Monday, March 5 at the Smith & McQuiston Funeral Home, 321 US 27 South, Fountain City. Interment with military rites will follow in Willow Grove Cemetery.
   Family & friends may gather for visitation from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Monday, March 5 at the funeral home.
   Memorial contributions may be sent to the Salvation Army, 707 South A Street, Richmond, IN 47374.

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To David's family:  I was a classmate of David's and want you to know that he will be missed by our class and our Class Get-together's that we have every year.  David was a very quiet, shy classmate, and a very good athlete.  I would be happy to send by email, photos of David at our reunions to his family if they want to contact me.  Again, please accept our deepest sympathy.

Charlotte (Smith) and John Ferguson Mar 5 2012 12:00 AM

Please accept our sympathy.  David will be missed by everyone.  
David and I were the same age and grew up together at times on Plum St.
in Centerville when he was visiting relatives.  He was a good person.

Jim & Sandra Resh Mar 4 2012 12:00 AM

So sorry and saddened for your loss.  A parent is the first and most stable person most of us are lucky enough to know and love.  No circumstances can ever change who is your father and who is your daughter.  When it hurts so bad to miss someone, that should just be a reminder of how much love there was and will always be between you.
Much love and prayers to you and your family.

Andy Dudas Mar 3 2012 12:00 AM

I worked with Woody at Kemper many years ago. He was a great guy and fun to work with. He was proud of his service to the country. Family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Dave Doerflein Mar 2 2012 12:00 AM

I didn't know your dad, Cheryl, but I do know what it's like to lose a dad.  My dad passed, suddenly, while we were rehearsing It's at Wonderful Life at RCT, and I found such comfort in the script, of all things.  A man's life is reflected not only in deeds but in the friends and family who continue after he's gone and all of the wonderful things and people that never would have been without him.  His legacy lives on in your family and beyond.  

I'm sure you're also wondering if he was proud, and from my somewhat distance perspective, I don't see how he could be anything but.

Ruthanne Bolling Mar 2 2012 12:00 AM

We are sorry for your loss. Dave as know by us will be missed at church service & some breakfasts.

Ron & Vivian Marshall Mar 2 2012 12:00 AM

We are so sorry to hear of your loss.  You will all be in our prayers.

Ralph and Wendy Bane Mar 2 2012 12:00 AM