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Woodrum, James “Woody”

d. May 11, 2013

James “Woody” Woodrum, age 79, of Athens, passed away on Saturday May 11, 2013 at Memorial Medical Center.

He is survived by his wife Irene; sons, Rickey (wife Karen) Woodrum, and Scott (wife Debbie) Woodrum; step-daughter, Kim Cornwell; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Woody is preceded in death by his parents and three brothers.

He was born March 30, 1934 in Farmingdale, IL, the son of Ernest and Edna Wells Woodrum.

He worked for the Illinois Air National Guard for 36 years and retired from the U.S. Air Force in 1988 as a Master Sergeant.

Woody loved spending winters in Florida with his “Suzie” and friends. He loved his two boys and grandchildren dearly.

Visitation will be held at Mott & Henning Funeral Home on Thursday, May16, 2013 from 10:00 AM until time of funeral service there at 11:00 AM.

Rev. Ken Gennicks officiating.

Burial will be held at Camp Butler National Cemetery


  1. Rick, Karen & family,

    Please accept our most sincere condolences on the passing of your dad/father-in-law, grandpa, great grandpa. Losing a parent/grandparent is never easy. But how privileged all of you were to have spent his last hours by his side, showing your love & care for this special man. May all the good memories sustain you during this difficult period as you mourn his loss. God bless all of you.

    Bill & Jane

  2. Scott, know that my thoughts are with you and your family during this time and my most deepest sympathy for your loss.

  3. Scotty,

    We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  4. Dear Scott and Family, Deepest sympathy to you and your family. May happy memories help ease your sorrow over the loss of your father. Maureen Curry

  5. You have my deepest condolescences for the loss of your father.It sounds like he had a good life in the military and had a family that loved him, just as he did all of you. Knowing you as I do, your pop must have been a good man, which is what really counts. The memories are always fresh and good, so treasure them. Take care.


  6. So sorry to here of the passing of woody, my memories of Jim will be the times that we spent on the golf course, to susie and all of his family I extend my deeepest condolesences steve

  7. Scotty- I’m so sorry for your loss. I believe, though, that your father is in heaven looking down and you and will always be in your mind, heart and memories. I will be praying for you and your family.

  8. Woody was my husband’s best friend in high school. When I married Chuck Jordan He stood up with us at our wedding. He was a great friend to both of us. Chuck passed away in 1976. Now they are together again.

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