He was a graduate of Lamar High School and Steed College. He served in Germany as a member of the US Army and was a Specialist 4 in the 530th Engineering Company during the Berlin Crisis. Mr. Woodruff was an employee of Burlington Industries (Klopman Mills) until its closing in 2001. He worked for Pioneer Market until his recent illness. He was a lifetime member of New Victory Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lonnie and Myrtle Ingle Woodruff; two brothers, Raymond and Jack Woodruff; and sister, Margaret Woodruff.
Mr. Woodruff is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Bobbie Brown Woodruff; daughter, Belinda Mink (Carl); son, Daniel Woodruff (Sandy); sister Wanda Brockway (Charles); brother, Daryl Woodruff (Nancy); two granddaughters, Jessica and Jenna Mink; grandson, James Mink; several cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.
Funeral services will be conducted 7:00 pm Friday, February 8, 2019 at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home with Dr. Lester Morelock officiating. Music by Rhonda Honeycutt and Daryl Slagle Jr. The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 pm Friday prior to the service.
Interment services will be conducted 11:00 am Saturday, February 9, 2019 at New Victory Methodist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Jesse Ford, Anthony Shelton, Adam Shelton, Daryl Wayne Woodruff, Mike Payne, and Jeff McCurry. Honorary pallbearers will be Curt McGee, Pete McGee, Gary Furches, Herman Payne and friends at Pioneer Market.
The family would like to thank the physicians, nurses and staff of JCMCH, Specialty Care Bristol, Cornerstone Village, Caris Hospice Care, and VA Community Living Center for the care provided to Mr. Woodruff.
If you would like, in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to New Victory Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 527 Conklin Rd. Jonesborough, TN 37659.
Condolences may be sent to the Woodruff family online at www.dillow-taylor.com.
Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Jonesborough, 753-3821