Funeral services for Nelson Lynn Woods, 70 year old resident of Woodward, were Wednesday, August 8, 2001, at 2:00 P.m. in the Gage High School Auditorium. Interment followed in the Gage Memorial Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Good Samaritan Funeral Service of Woodward.
Nelson Lynn Woods, Jr. was born April 29, 1931, in Shattuck, Oklahoma to Nelson and Mary (Hardy) Woods. Lynn grew up in Ellis County, went to school in Arnett and graduated in 1950. Lynn then served in the U. S. Army during 1952-1954. Upon return, he met and married Thelma Fay (Thomas) on August 6, 1956. Lynn and Faye made their home southeast of Gage and began to dairy and raise their family. Hard work was all Lynn knew. They farmed and dairied until 1978, when they had to give up the dairy. In 1984, they moved from the farm to Woodward where they made their home.Lynn worked outside the home at numerous jobs until 1989 when he became employed by the Woodward Public School, where he worked as a janitor for 13 years until his health began to take its toll. He continued to keep odd jobs. There were five little boys; Colby, Austin, Zack, Owen and Briston, where very special to Lynn and Faye. They spent countless hours with these neighbor boys.
Lynn loved doing for people. He loved a good laugh and playing practical jokes on people.
Lynn was taken from this life to be with his Lorn and Savior on August 6, 2001, leaving his wife of 45 years.
He is survived by his wife, Faye, of the home; two sons and their wives, Leon and Debbie Woods of Gage and Lyndon and Pam Woods of Enid; two daughters and their husbands, Thelma and Bob Morris of Fargo and Kaye and Richard Paul of Woodward; one sister and her husband Mary Jane and Doyle Mitchel of Canon City,Colorado; and three brothers and their wives, Roy and Coletta Woods of Gage,Grover an Novella Woods of Tulsa, and Dale and Ola Faye Woods of Gage; seven grandchildren and three step-grandchildren. Lynn leaves a host of aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister.
Memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to the Relay For Life.
Obit transcribed by Webmaster from unknown Ellis County newspaper submitted by Linda Fox
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