New Waterford – Raymond E. Woods, Sr., 74, of Creek Rd. New Waterford, passed away at 4:10 pm, Monday, April 14, 2014 at St. Elizabeth’s Boardman Health Center, surrounded by his loving companion, children and grandchildren.
Mr. Woods was born August 28, 1939 in Sewickley, PA, a son of James and Elizabeth Mackall Woods and had lived in this area most of his life.
He was an owner operator truck driver for many years retiring in 2007. He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in East Palestine. He served in the US Army and was a member of the Benjamin Firestone Post #290 American Legion in Columbiana and the New Waterford Clipper Aerie #2415 Fraternal Order of Eagles.
He is survived by his companion of fourteen years, Mary Lou Brant; daughters, Debora (Terry) Woods-Roe of South Shore, KY and Rena (John) Woods-Martin of Lore City, OH; a son, Raymond “Sonny” Woods, Jr. of East Palestine; ten grandchildren, Michael (Stephanie) Roe, Joshua (Elizabeth “Biz”) Roe, Terry Ray (Ashley) Roe, Derrick Roe, Marci Pine, Brian Conzett, Katie Martin, Kaden “Little Man” Martin, Rayann Woods and Samantha Woods; four great grandchildren; and his beloved dog, Chassie Lou.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Friday, April 18, 2014 at the Van Dyke-Swaney-Rettig Funeral Home, East Palestine with Reverend Donald Pentz officiating. Burial will follow in New Waterford Cemetery where military honors will be accorded by the East Palestine Honor Guard.
Friends may call from 5-7 pm Thursday at the funeral home.
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