Dateline: January 18, 2007
Woody, 76, died Monday, January 8, 2006, in Pampa.
Services were at 2:00
p.m. Thursday at St. Andrews United Methodist Church in Borger with Rev.
Ted Wilson, pastor, officiating. Interment
was in Evergreen Garden at Westlawn Memorial Park.
Mr. Woody was born on
February 3, 1930, in Maude, Okla., and had been a longtime resident of
Borger and Clarendon. He served in the US Army in Korea.
He married Helen Chance
on December 7, 1948, in Borger. He
was a welder in the Ironworkers Union IABS & IW Local #433.
He was a Mason since 1967, a Scottish Rite Mason since 1972, and a
Shriner since 1973. He was a member of Masonic Lodges in Clarendon and
Borger. He was a member of the St. Andrews United Methodist Church.
Mr. Woody and his wife
purchased The Clarendon Press in 1978 and owned the paper until they sold
it to Robert Williams in 1989. While Helen oversaw for the weekly
operations of the newspaper, J.C. was responsible for providing a new home
for the newspaper in 1983, designing and constructing the office that is
still in use at 105 S. Kearney in Clarendon.
Mr. Woody was preceded in
death by his wife, Helen, in 1995, and three sons, Larry James Woody in
1950, John Clark Woody in 1952, and Richard Clark Woody in 2003.
He is survived by his
sister, Jo Slaybaugh of Borger; four grandchildren: Daniel, Eric, Matthew
and Cheyenne Woody; several great-grandchildren; one niece, Judy and
George Forrester of Fritch; and one nephew, Jim and Marilyn Slaybaugh of
Las Vegas, Nev.
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