Evan Ray Woods

Born: Fri., Oct. 5, 1928
Died: Sat., Dec. 6, 2014


Visitation

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Fri., Dec. 12, 2014
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home


Funeral Service

1:00 PM Fri., Dec. 12, 2014
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home


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MR. EVAN RAY WOODS, AGE 86

Mr. Evan Ray Woods, age 86, of Robinson, IL, died Saturday December 6, 2014 at 10:30 AM in the Magnolia Center, Crawford Memorial Hospital, Robinson, IL, following several months of failing health.  

Born October 5, 1928 in Benton, Illinois, he was the son of Roy and Iva (Lefler) Woods.  On September 1, 1946 he married Shirley (Nolen) Woods and she preceded him in death on October 2, 2010.  

Mr. Woods was a Turbine Operator at the Hutsonville Generating Station, Central Illinois Public Service Company, (Now Ameren) for 37 years.  He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Robinson, IL where he was a Deacon and Trustee in addition to his many other volunteer activities for the church.

Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Kevin and Diana Woods, Olney, IL; daughter and son-in-law, Teresa and John Campbell, Chesapeake, OH; grandchildren, Allison Woods and husband Lorne Leonard; Dylan Woods and fiancée Julie Rowland; Laura Campbell; Ethan Campbell; Rebecca Campbell; great grandson, Odin Leonard; sister-in-law, Ethel Woods, Benton, IL; brother-in-law, Bob Dial, Benton, IL; son-in-law, Jerry Underwood, FL; sister-in-law, Dorothy “Dottie” Nolen, Robinson, IL and several nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death were his parents; wife, Shirley Woods; a daughter, Sheri Underwood; brothers, Clinton, Carl, Wesley and Gordon; sisters, Muriel Walker, June Jones, Jeanne Dial and twin sister, Eva Faye Cluck; great grandson, Zeke Leonard and brother-in-law, Jack Nolen.

Funeral services will be Friday December 12th, 2014 at 1:00 PM at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, IL, with Pastor Trey Reid officiating.  Visitation will be from 11:00 AM on Friday until the time of service at 1:00 PM at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, IL.  Burial will be in the Robinson New Cemetery, Robinson, IL.

Memorial donations may be made to the First Baptist Church, Robinson, IL, or the Smile Train, P.O Box 96231, Washington, DC, 20090.



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Kent Boyles
   Posted Tue December 09, 2014
I wish to express my deepest sympathy to the Woods family. I worked with Kevin over the years with the IL Dept of Natural Resources as a District Wildlife Biologist. The family will be in my thoughts and prayers during this time of loss and sorrow.

Mark Royster
   Posted Tue December 09, 2014
I will always remember many pleasant conversations with Evan when he visited Kevin's church in Olney, and unloading firewood at Kevin's house. I was always impressed by his sincerity, good humor, interesting stories from the old days, and curiosity about new things and interesting ideas. It is sad to lose another of his generation. Praying for peace and consolation in this time of loss.


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