James W. Woody, 82, of Carbondale, died Friday at the Carbondale Nursing Center. His wife, the former Joan Marie Coggins, died in 2015.
Born in Carbondale, son of the late Henry and Marguerite Rowland Woody, he was a member of Saint Rose of Lima Church, Carbondale. He was a graduate of Saint Rose High School, Carbondale, and a member of the Moxie Club, Carbondale. Prior to his disability, he was employed in the shipping department for the Riverdale Dress Factory, Carbondale. He enjoyed being a bartender at various places in Carbondale, including the Trophy Room
Jim liked playing guitar and was a fan of music, especially country music. Not long ago, he was able to enjoy a vacation to Nashville and the Grand Ole Opry with his family. One of our favorite qualities about him was his ability to entertain us with stories of funny things that happened; he had a great memory for details and names of people that he had known and places that he had been, including having lived in California for several years. He liked watching NASCAR and baseball; his favorite team was the St. Louis Cardinals.
The family would like to thank the staff at the Carbondale Nursing & Rehab Center, and his physicians and medical professionals that have cared for him in recent months. A special thank you to Stacy and Peter from Allied Home Health for the wonderful care that they provided.
Surviving are a son: James Woody and wife Victoria, Carbondale; three daughters: Sharon Gebert and husband Donald, Carbondale; Lisa Petrasko and husband Michael, Peckville; Carol Beard and husband James, Richmond Hill, GA; 10 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; two sisters: Jean Coolican, Ann Arbor, MI; Mary Robinson, Endwell, NY; and several nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by three brothers: Joseph, John, and Robert Woody; and a sister: Peggy Schifflin.
The funeral will be Wednesday in the Brennan & Brennan Funeral Home, Inc., 55 Lincoln Avenue, Carbondale, with a blessing service at 6 pm. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family in Our Mother of Sorrows Cemetery, Finch Hill. Friends may call Wednesday, from 3 to 6 pm.
Memorial donations may be made to American Lung Association, 1200 Hosford Street, Suite 101, Hudson, WI 54016.
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American Lung Association
Chicago IL 60601