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Willard R Woods
March 2, 1963 ~ July 7, 2023 (age 60) 60 Years Old
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Willard Ray Woods Jr. 60, passed away on Friday, July 7, 2023 surrounded by his family. Willard was born on March 2, 1963 to the late Willard and Shirley (Fryfogle) Woods Sr.
Willie was a 1981 graduate of West Branch High School. He resided in Beloit, Ohio for the majority of his life where he raised his five children. For the last decade, Will lived in Bonita Springs, Florida where he enjoyed sunshine and entertaining Florida friends, who became family, and hosting Ohio family and friends. He was a member of the Bonita Springs VFW, the Bonita Springs Moose Lodge, and the Sebring American Legion, where he made countless friends and left a lasting impact.
His passion for life was evident in his love for his family and friends. He was often seen cheering on his children and grandchildren at their various sporting events, his booming voice and infectious laughter filling the stands. He enjoyed playing cards, and telling stories and making people laugh over a beer. His family was his greatest joy, and he cherished every moment spent with them.
He is survived by his wife, Megan (Brenner) Woods, his son Jacob Woods, and his daughters Annastasia, Amanda (Robert), Evelyn, and Jenessa Woods. He was a proud "Will Will" (grandfather) to Jocelynn, Indonika, Sevin, Zayla, Lantin, and Vivian Woods. Will also leaves behind his sister, Sis Woods and his brothers, Jeff (Sharon) Woods, and Steve (Desiree) Woods. He will also be remembered by his mother-in-law Evelyn Brenner, sister-in-law Amy Guy, brother-in-law Todd (Kelly) Brenner, family friend Nancy Penrod and many adored nieces and nephews. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his father-in-law, William Brenner, brother-in-law, Danny Guy, and nephew, Stefan Guy.
Will's life was a testament to the power of love, compassion, and resilience. He taught us to cherish the moments we have with our loved ones, to laugh often, and to never take a single day for granted. He will be deeply missed, but his spirit will live on in the hearts of all who knew him. Willie had THE biggest heart.
A time of Visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 11, 2023 at Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown Funeral Home in Sebring from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, July 14, 2023 at 11:00 AM at the funeral home with Pastor Mike Kimball Officiating. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Sebring American Legion on Friday, July 14, 2023 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations in Willard's memory to Danny's Cans or the Sebring American Legion. Will's family would like to thank Aultman Hospice, especially Jan Fugate, for his end of life care. Friends and family may send condolences and sign the guest register online at www.grfuneralhome.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown Funeral Home, 330-938-2526.