Ernest T. Woodard

Born in Jackson County, TN on October 19, 1923

Departed on March 6, 2008 and resided in Hendersonville, TN

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WOODARD, Ernest T. "Woody", age 84 of Hendersonville, passed away March 6, 2008. Mr. Woodard served in the Army in World War II in the 398th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Gun Crew, 14th Armored Division, Attached to the 3rd Army European Theater, which was responsible for shooting down 43 enemy aircraft in a 2-day period. He was a member of the Al Menah Shrine Temple, the Jere Baxter Lodge for 50 years, VFW, American Legion, and The Hundred Club of Nashville. He worked at Cooper and Martin for 20 years and founded Woody's Restaurant in 1953. He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Elsie Woodard, brothers, Charles and Bradford Woodard, sisters; Ava Doris Givins, Shirley Pratt, and Agnes Richardson. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Eloise S. Woodard, daughter, Brenda Buddy Carr, sons; Ernest T. " Butch" Sandra Woodard, Jr., and Paul Dwight Woodard, grandchildren; Cheryl Jimmy Douglas, Eric Woodard, Landan Woodard, Bryant Vanessa Woodard, Chuck Woodard, and Duane Amy Woodard, 9 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Grandsons will serve as active pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Max Torlay, J.D. Vandercook, Bob Barker, Sonny Weatherford, Jim Sloan, Bill Pass, Bob Cole, Gene Hoffman, Earl Riley, and the Round Table at Woody's Restaurant. Funeral services will be conducted on Monday, March 10, 2008 from the Chapel of Hendersonville Funeral Home at 10:00 A.M. with Pastor Roger Thaxton officiating. Interment will follow in Spring Hill Cemetery in Nashville, TN with military honors. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Shriner's Children Hospital or St. Jude's Children Hospital. The family will receive friends on Sunday, March 9, 2008 from 2-4 P.M. and 6-8 P.M. at HENDERSONVILLE FUNERAL HOME 353 East Main Street, Hendersonville, TN 615824-3855

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