William Woods of Land O' Lakes, FL, passed away Monday, May 8,
2017. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, May 19 at 10:00 a.m.
at St. John Progressive Missionary Baptist Church, 2504 East Chipco
Avenue with Reverend Dr. Bartholomew Banks, Sr., officiating. Interment
will follow in the Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL.
Mr. Woods was a native of
Key West, Florida and a resident of the Tampa bay area for 4 years. He
was educated in the School District of Monroe County and was a graduate
of Key West High School, Class of 1969. Mr. Woods was a 2-Time Purple
Heart recipient and Vietnam Veteran who served in the United States Army
with a rank of Private First Class.
He was preceded in death
by: his parents, Maxwell Woods and Marjorie Pope; son, Mark Woods;
brothers, Norman, Maxwell, and Leroy Woods, Robert and Archie Peek; and
sister, Marian Bowens.
He leaves to cherish his
memory: his wife, Paula Woods; daughter, Nisha Woods; grandsons, Marquis
Woods and Jacob Woods; sisters, Evangelist Helen Samuels (Jimmy),
Missionary Lorene Smith (Lt Commander Paul-dec), Mrs. Denise Ezel
(Charles), and Diane Gaines; and a host of other relatives and friends.
remains will repose after 5 p.m., Thursday, May 18 at Ray Williams
Funeral Home, 301 N. Howard Avenue.