of Harrison, AR
April 6, 1941 - May 5, 2023
James Robert Woody Sr, age 82, of Harrison, Arkansas, passed away Friday, May 5, 2023, in Springfield, Missouri. He was born on April 6, 1941, in Fifty Six, Arkansas, the son of Robert Newton and Alda Marie (Bowers) Woody. Along with his parents, James was preceded in death by five brothers and one sister. James recently rededicated his life to the Lord.James loved spending time outdoors, especially with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Any given day with beautiful weather, you would find him sitting on the front porch in the swing or in his rocking chair. He always greeted visitors with a joke and a weather update. As he was called by many, papaw spent much time fishing, camping, and mushroom hunting. He could tell you when and what to plant and would happily put any kids to work in the garden that he could!James is survived by his wife, Linda Belle (Kelley) Woody, whom he married October 31, 1961, in Cotter, Arkansas; his daughter and son-in-law, Carla and Dale Roberts; his son and daughter-in-law, Jamie and Jessica Woody; six grandchildren, Joshua Woody, Caitlin Fornes, Olivia Woody, Sophia Woody, Tosha Eli, Santana Campbell and soon to be eight great-grandchildren, along with two brothers, Gene Woody, Joel Woody and three sisters, Corine Trimble, Lois Sussman, and Sharon Reece.Graveside service was at Maple Leaf Cemetery in Harrison, with Brother Dale Roberts officiating.Pallbearers were family and friends.
Linda and family: My thoughts and prayers are with you all...I sure hated to hear this...I will never forget when I lived with you all and worked at the hospital...lots of hugs Linda...and will be praying for you all as you go thru this difficult time now and in the days ahead...
A message of condolences for the loss of your loved one of 61 years. Linda Iâ€™m deeply sorry for this terrible loss.
So sorry to hear of the loss of your dad and brother. Praying for God's comfort and peace.
Carla, Iâ€™m so sorry to hear about your daddy. My thoughts and prayers go out to you sweet friend! Love, Judy Gerdes
Carla, Iâ€™m so sorry to hear about your daddy. My thoughts and prayers go out to you sweet friend! Love, Judy