Joe Woods

Hamilton County

Joe Woods, 89, passed away Sunday July 14, 2013. He was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga and a member of "The Greatest Generation" - family, duty, honor, country, and personal responsibility." He was known as a man of integrity, determination, resourcefulness and someone who could always be counted on to be prepared for any life challenge. He proudly served his country during World War II in Central Europe as a member of the United States Army, 16th Armored Division - 137 Ordnance Maintenance Battalion 325th, Company C. He grew up in the Hixson area and was a 1942 graduate of Chattanooga's Kirkman Technical High School. Mr. Woods had a long career in the Procurement field with several local companies, retiring from Astec Industries in 1986 as Manager, Materials and Procurement. He was a member of the former Northside Baptist Church and most recently attended White Oak Baptist Church, both in Chattanooga.Mr. Woods was a devoted and loving husband and father. In his spare time he enjoyed gardening, playing and watching baseball, bowling, and doing many do-it-yourself home projects, but most of all, spending time with his family. His loving care and commitment to his wife during her long journey with Alzheimer's disease was unwavering.He was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Pauline E. Woods; parents, Lou Rena and Henry Clay Woods Sr.; siblings Henry Clay Woods Jr.; Finley Woods, Ralph Woods, Lou Verna Osborne, Hazel Lipscomb. He is survived by his two children, daughter, Terri Woods; son, Alan Woods both of Chattanooga, and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive visitors on Wednesday, July 17 from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held Thursday July 18, at 1 p.m. with Dr. Tony Wilson, with visitation an hour before the service at the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, 5401 Highway 153, Hixson TN 37343, Phone: 423-698-2541. Interment will follow in Chattanooga Memorial Park. Remembrances may be made in the form of flowers to the funeral home or a memorial contribution to White Oak Baptist Church, 310 Memorial Drive, Red Bank, Tennessee 37415.The family wishes to thank Dr. Walter Parkhurst for his long-term compassionate medical care, faithful caregivers Anne Thorne, Kay Hitchcox, Deborah Brock and Hospice of Chattanooga for their loving care and commitment to our family. Chattanooga Funeral Home, North Chapel is handling funeral arrangements.

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