2015-06-18 / Obituaries

Joe Edward Woods

May 13, 1940 – June 14, 2015

Joe Edward Woods, 75, of Lexington, Texas went to his heavenly home on Sunday, June 14, 2015. He was born on May 13, 1940 in Lyons, Texas. Visitation is set for Thursday, June 18, 2015 at Strickland Funeral home in Somerville, Texas from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., with Service at Oaklawn Cemetery to begin at 2p.m.

He was born May 13, 1940 to Dora and Robert Woods in Lyons Texas. He graduated from Lexington High School and went on to earn a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Sam Houston University with a major in Photography and Journalism. He married Georgia Huff of Beaumont, Texas in April of 1964.

His career included serving as a staff writer and photographer for the Beaumont Enterprise; Public Relation and Photographer and test pilot for Cesena Aircraft in Wichita, Kansas; Public Relation Officer and Writer for the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation in Austin, Texas and later in Harlingen, Texas. He also worked for the Texas Department of Correction in Giddings, Texas.

His hobbies included building and flying model airplanes and gliders. He looked forward to spending an afternoon or Saturday at the park with his flying buddies.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Dora Woods.

He is survived by his son, Edward Woods and wife Alicia, daughter, Ruth Marie Woods, grandchildren, Brandon Woods and Angelina Woods.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Strickland Funeral Home in Somerville.

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