David Edwin Woods, Jr, 79, Rochester, passed away at 12:38 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, at Parkview Regional Medical Center of Fort Wayne.
On June 12, 1940, in Lake County, he was born to David E. Sr. and Elizabeth Shaw Woods.
He and Donna K. Malott were married on July 16, 1960, in Lake County. They have shared nearly 60 years of life’s adventures.
He is lovingly remembered by his wife: Donna; a daughter: Donna Ethel Woods (Kerry) Newman, Kewanna; a son: David (Deborah) Woods III, Argos; three grandchildren: Heather Nicole Woods (Brian) Corn, Kyle D. (Anna) Newman, Karena D. Newman; one great-granddaughter: Isabel Jane Newman; a great grand dog, Derby the White Toy Poodle; three sisters: June Dyer, Chesterton; Beth (Mark) Grant, Chesterton; Mary (Mark) Clark, Ocala, Fla.; a brother: Tom (Sandy) Woods, Cedar Lake; and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding David in death are his parents; a son: Elmer P. Woods, born into Heaven; and brothers: Jimmy Woods and Denton Woods.
A celebration of the life of David E. Woods Jr. will be at 1 p.m. Sunday, March 1, in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester. Dan Warner will officiate services. Friends may visit with the family from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 29, and one hour prior to the service in the funeral home. A Masonic service will be at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday.
Interment will be at the Rochester IOOF Cemetery.