Vernon Woods, age 83, born January 9, 1937, died at home on his beloved Cedar Creek Farm on Thursday July 23, 2020, with his loving family present. He was preceded in death by his father, Vernon Rufus Woods and his mother, Agnes Woods (Kephart).
Vernon started working at 12 years old to help support his family after both his father and grandfather died at a young age and wanted to work as much as possible until he was unable to do so. He began his career with 12 years at General Electric before moving to Payne Chevrolet where he worked for 36 years. While working at Payne Chevrolet, he and Margie became the owners of Woods Grocery in Bethlehem. Since that was not enough to slake his insatiable thirst for work, he bought his beloved Cedar Creek Farm.
The only thing he loved more than work was his family and especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was the rock of his family and will be dearly missed.
Wife: Margie Ann (Jones) Woods
Daughter: Verna Flotemersch (Tom)
Sons: Steven L. Woods (Marsha) & Gregory L. Woods (Kelley)
Brother: Curty Woods (Cheryl)
Grandchildren: Joshua Woods (Alicia), Jonah Woods, Maggie Flotemersch, Libby Lepard (Austin), Katie Flotemersch, Alison Woods, and Mollie Flotemersch
Great-Grandchildren: Audrey Woods, Mason Woods, and Stryker Woods
Niece: Jessica Bethards
Nephews: Jeff Woods and Mike Woods
Funeral Service: 11 AM on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at Prewitt New Castle Funeral Home, officiated by Steve Jones and Jamie Tingle.
Burial: Pleasureville Cemetery
Honorary Pallbearers: Don McGowan, Paul Monhollen, Todd Marston, Brent Lyons, and Jamie Payne
Active Pallbearers: Dennis Herrell, Todd Herrell, Charlie Szabanos, Marshall Beverly, Robert Land, Jeremy Banta, and John Bright
Memorial Contributions may be given to WHAS Crusade or Hosparus.
Visitation: 5 to 8 PM on Monday, July 27, 2020 at Prewitt New Castle Funeral Home.