Richard Woodley

Obituary

Richard E. Woodley, 89, of Fostoria, passed away at ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital on Sunday, September 24, 2017. He was born June 29, 1928 in Lima, Ohio to Richmond & Melissa (Jones) Woodley.

He married Joan (Ingram) Woodley on August 10, 1953; they separated then remarried again in 1988 in Fostoria, Ohio.

He entered the army at 17 years of age and while there, he became a professional boxer for most of his time in the service. While he was stationed in Munich, Germany, he received a key to the city of Rome, Italy. 

Richard served 21 years in the US Army at Ft. Benning, GA, retiring in 1965. He then returned to his home town of Fostoria and was employed by Bendix, later changed to Honeywell, as a security guard and retired from there after 20 years of service in 1984. After his retirement he loved to hunt. He took pride in maintaining his house and yard. He was very handy in the kitchen and he loved to cook. He was a father and friend to many. 

He was a member of Bethel Baptist Church, Baptized by the Pastor Kenneth Marsenberg, and served on the board of trustees. In the 1970’s, he and the other men of the church spearheaded, and made it possible for the pastor to visit Israel. 

Richard is survived by his wife, Joan I. Woodley;  four daughters, Pamela (Joseph) Shakoor, Lynda K. Wade,  and Angela Woodley (Andre) Sanders, all born in Fort Benning, GA, and  Joan L. Woodley , who was born in Munich, Germany.  He is also survived by 9 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; a sister, Betty Mckenny of Maryland; and a host of nieces & nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, a great-grand son, Aaron Howard and a brother, Niles Woodley.

Visitation is Thursday, September 28, 2017 from 11am to 1pm at Mann-Hare-Hoening Funeral Home, 407 N. Countyline St., Fostoria. Funeral service will begin at 1pm the same day with Rev. Jerry Copeland presiding. Burial will follow at Knollcrest Cemetery, Arcadia where Military Honors will be provided by the Fostoria United Veterans.

Memorials contributions are suggested to the Wounded Warrior Project, or to the Fostoria United Veterans.

Online expressions of sympathy may be made by visiting www.hoeningfuneralhome.com.


  Visitation

11 am - 1 pm, Thursday, September 28, 2017

407 N County Line St, Fostoria, OH, 44830

  Funeral Services

1 pm, Thursday, September 28, 2017

407 N County Line St, Fostoria, OH, 44830

  Committal Services & Interment

Arcadia, Ohio

Knollcrest Cemetery

  Military Honors

Arcadia, Ohio

Knollcrest Cemetery

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Dan Sauber

My condolences to the entire family, especially Joanie. Your Dad was such a classy guy, got the biggest kick out of the way he would tease you when we walked passed the guard house after work. Miss you much!

 Posted October 3, 2017 - 3:55pm
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Jerry L. Copeland

Our deepest sympathies to the family of Richard (Dixie) Woodley in the midst of this tremendous loss. May The Lord bring you comfort during this season of mourning.
God Bless You All,
Pastor Jerry L. & Linda Copeland
Bethel Baptist Church of Fostoria / Fostoria, Ohio 44830

 Posted September 29, 2017 - 10:38am
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Gwen Mays

Edd and I send our deepest sympathy. We are praying with and for you as you endure this most difficult time. God bless and keep you now and always.
In Jesus Name,
Edd and Gwen (Jones) Mays

 Posted September 28, 2017 - 4:50pm
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Rochelle Dixie

Sending thoughts and prayers in your time of sadness.

Rochelle Dixie (Roci)

 Posted September 28, 2017 - 8:15am
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A. Zamudio

Extending heartfelt condolences at this difficult time.

 Posted September 28, 2017 - 1:19am
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Pastor Dorothy A. Taylor

Prayers going up for Mother Joan Woodley and Family. Mr. Woodley will be missed. Love you! Your Grace Worship Center Apostolic Church Family in Dayton, Ohio

 Posted September 27, 2017 - 11:08pm
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Tonee

My deepest sympathies and prayers to the Woodley during your time of loss. Mr. Woodley was a remarkable and will be remembered fondly.

 Posted September 27, 2017 - 4:16pm
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Audrey Keels

My thoughts and prayers to the family.

 Posted September 27, 2017 - 1:02pm
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Audrey Keels

My thoughts and prayers to the family. '

 Posted September 27, 2017 - 1:01pm
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Chris Hendricks Writz

I remember you Dad standing at parade rest at the guard shack when I would come to work.

My sympathies to your family. A Dad is a terrible person to lose!

 Posted September 27, 2017 - 9:45am
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Curtis and Annette Dixie

KNOWING WE HAVE A PROMISE OF A REUNION DAY GIVES COMFORT AND HOPE THROUGH OUR PAIN.

WE ARE PRAYING THAT YOU WILL FEEL GOD’S LOVING ARMS AROUND YOU UNTIL THAT WONDERFUL DAY.

SYMPATHY & PRAYERS,

CURTIS & ANNETTE

 Posted September 26, 2017 - 3:47pm

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