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Robert “Woody” Allen Woodward, age 91, went to his Heavenly home on Saturday, February 18, 2017.  

Loved ones who preceded him in death were his parents, Carl and Annabelle (Norton) Woodward; and his wife, Marjory.  

He leaves behind his loving wife, Anita; his children, Alana (Jim) Reifel, Renaé Woodward, and Brian Dean; grandchildren, Tonya (A.J.) Borris, Jami (Kevin) Hoeksema, Terry Hoeve, Jeff (Cindy) Linsley, Jennifer (Harry) Rivera, Jim (Mel) Held, Connor, Blake, and Max Dean; 18 great grandchildren, and six great great grandchildren.  

Bob was raised in Wayland, where he was the captain of the football team at Wayland High School where he graduated. In his early years, Woody, worked for the City of Wayland driving a plow truck.  He enjoyed driving a truck so much that it led to a career of driving truck over the road and locally for a span of 65 years.  He retired from driving at the age of 80.  He enjoyed playing golf, loved bowling and was on two leagues weekly and was also an avid NASCAR fan. Even as he aged, Bob was very loving, supportive and dedicated to his family.  His favorite times were at family gatherings, especially if it involved food.

Visitation will be Wednesday, February 22nd at 10:30 a.m. with the funeral following at 11:30 am at Woodview Christian Church, 3785 Woodview Ave. SW, Wyoming, MI  49509 with Pastor Jon B. Stradtner officiating.  

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Diabetes Foundation. Arrangements are entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids.


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  1. Marcia Neville (Filkins) on February 20, 2017 at 10:12 pm

    So sorry for the loss of Uncle Bob,my prayers and thoughts are with the whole family as they go through this difficult time.Sorry I can’t be there for the service but will be thinking of you all on that special day when he is received into heaven.Love you all

  2. Janet Benard on February 21, 2017 at 7:45 am

    Condolences to you and your family. May God give you all comfort. Remember all the memories of Bob. Prayers for strength.

  3. Jennie Afman Dimkoff on February 21, 2017 at 3:30 pm

    Dear Renae, Loni and family,
    Losing your precious father is so hard. I have sweet memories of his warm hugs at our family gatherings. Just think of your re in Heaven.

    Love Jennie

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