Stanley J. Woody
December 6, 1941 ~ April 2, 2010
Mr. Stanley J. Woody, 68, of Gray, went to be with the Lord on Friday, April 2, 2010 in the Johnson City Medical Center. He was a beloved husband, father and friend and will always be loved and will be missed by all. Mr. Woody was a native of Pickens, South Carolina. Preceded in death by his parents, also his first wife, Ruby C. Woody. Mr. Woody was a US Army veteran and served in Viatnam. He retired from the City of Johnson City Water Department after twenty plus years of service. He was a member of the Oakland Avenue Baptist Church. He was a man unashamed of the gospel and would say, "I am just a man and I have one claim to fame, my salvation." He shared God's love with everyone, child age and old alike. He served as a church deacon for many years. Taught Sunday School and many Bible classes with untold knowledge of the Bible. He always "talked the talk" and "walked the walk". His crown of jewels will be many. Survivors include: wife, Mary E. Woody; daughter Lisa A. Lance and husband Rick, Surfside Beach, SC., step-daughters Sharon B. Greer and husband Mike, Boone, NC., Brenda Buchanan, Teresa McCurry and husband Dean, Johnson City, TN. Step-sons, Dana Buchanan and wife Pam, Rick Buchanan, Jonesborough, TN. Step grandchildren: Adam Greer and wife Grace and son Coy; Joseph Greer, April Ward and husband Lester, Jason & Jana McCurry, Dana Jr. Buchanan, Jerry Blevins, Bruce Buchanan and wife Christy and children Bruce Jr. and Ali. Brother in law, Roy Carroll and wife Katherine, Art Fenner and wife Pam, Landon "Bud" Fenner. Sister in law, Terry Davenport and husband Jerry; Jane McCormick and husband Sonny. Also several nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers the family request memorial contributions may be sent to the Oakland Avenue Baptist Church Missions, 2823 E. Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, Tn. 37601. The funeral service for Mr. Stanley J. Woody will be conducted at 8 PM Tuesday April 6, 2010 in the Morris-Baker South Chapel. Rev. Roy Yelton and Jeff Wilson will officiate. The graveside committal service will be conducted at 2 PM Wednesday in the Snyder's Memorial Gardens. Active pallbearers will be: Jerry Davenport, Eric Davenport, Art Fenner, Adam Greer, Joseph Greer, and Lester Ward . Honorary pallbearers will be: Roy Carroll and Alfred Whitson . The Boone Dam Post # 4933 and the Tennessee National Guard will accord military honors. Minister, family and friends are requested to meet at the funeral home by 1:15 on Wednesday to go in procession to the cemetary. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 PM Tuesday prior to the service.