Carl “Woody” Woods – 1942-2012

Funeral services for Carl Woods were held Tuesday, January 17, 2012, at St. Matthew’s Catholic Church in Gillette, Wyoming, with Father Tim Martinson officiating. Burial followed in M. Pisgah Cemetery.

Carl “Woody” Woods, loving husband, father and grandfather passed away January 9, 2012.

Carl Woods was born to Franklin J. Woods and Nellie Mae (Crosley) Woods on November 22, 1942. He married his soul mate, the love of his life, Jackie Burns on April 19, 1975. The couple lived in Sundance, Wyoming with their three children for thirteen and a half years while Carl traveled to and from Gillette to work at Wyodak. The couple and their children then moved to Gillette, where Carl worked at Vons Welding until his retirement in 2003. Carl’s family will miss his smile and laugh the most. His family was his world; there was nothing he wouldn’t do for the ones he loved. Carl was passionate about fishing, hunting, and golfing. He enjoyed these activities with his wife, grandsons and son-in-law. He loved to watch cartoons with his grandchildren, Jaelynn and Rylan. They were the light of his life.

Carl is survived by his wife, Jackie Woods of Gillette; sons, Jeff (Shannon) Woods of Scottsboro, Alabama, and Clark Woods of Gillette; daughters, Jowanna (Rich) Keil of Gillette, Debbie Woods of Scottsboro and Kathy Woods of Indiana; granddaughters, Kayla (Kevin) Sisel of Gillette, Nicole Meehan of Birmingham, Alabama, and Chloe Woods of Gillette; grandsons, Nick Mathis of Gillette and Kyle Woods of Scottsboro; great-grandchildren, Jaelynn and Rylan Sisel of Gillette; sisters, Barbara (Chester) Thrasher, Peggy (Ray) Pruiet and Wanda (Albry) Stagger; brother, Jim (Delores) Woods all of Fayetteville, Tennessee; along with numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Sarah.

Memorials and condolences may be sent in care of Gillette Memorial Chapel, 210 W. 5th Street, Gillette, Wyoming 82716 or condolences via the internet at