Mr. Woods was born December 4, 1931 in Northampton County, NC, the son of the late John Woods and Elizabeth Ellerbe Woods. He was also predeceased by his brothers, John Woods Jr., Hugh Woods and Charles Woods. Also a son-in-law, Philip Evans.
He was a member Zion United Methodist Church, an Air Force Veteran and retired from Hercules in Franklin, VA.
He is survived by his wife Essie Lassiter Garris Woods. His children, Elizabeth “Bet” Woods Haddock and her husband David, Claudie Ray Woods and his wife Wanda, Nancy Woods Evans, Teresa Woods Jones and her husband Christopher. A step son, Reed Garris and his wife Sharon. His grandchildren, Justin Wayland Haddock (Amanda), Garrett Ray Woods, Courtney Evans Carrouth (Adam), Zachary Philip Evans, Megan Rose Norwood, Christy Grace Jones, Maggie White Newsome (Tim). Two great grandchildren, Anna Susan Haddock and Audrey Brooke Haddock.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 2:00 PM at Zion United Methodist Church. Burial will follow at the Lassiter Family Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Friday, January 20, 2017 from 6:00 until 8:00 PM at Massey Funeral Home in Jackson, NC.
Memorial Contribtuions may be made to Zion United Methodist Church, 719 Fire Tower Road, Jackson, NC 27845 or to the Conway Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 220, Conway, NC 27820.
Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.haroldmasseyfuneralhome.com