James Ward Woodcock, 88, of Patterson, passed away early Wednesday morning, October 7, 2020, at his residence.
He was born in Patterson, May 3, 1932, and had lived in Pierce County all his life. He was retired from United Market and was known as a social butterfly. He loved to visit with friends, and he loved to fish. He was a member of the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and will be greatly missed.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Odis and Estelle Rowland Woodcock; his aunt and uncle who raised him, Jack and Eunice Woodcock; two of his sons, James Mitchell Woodcock and Sanford Marlowe Woodcock, two sons-in-law, Joe Herrin and Randy Deloach and a grandson, Simmon Gregory Woodcock.
Survivors include his wife, Wylene Cason Woodcock, Patterson; four daughters, Sherry Herrin, Blackshear, Tammy (L. M.) Lane, Jesup, Alesia Deloach, Douglas and Wendy (Bronze) Kimbrell, Daytona Beach; three sons, Ray Anthony Woodcock, Patterson, Gregory Wendell (Judie) Woodcock, Brunswick, and Eric Ward Woodcock, Patterson; a sister, Alene Leggett, Brunswick; a brother, Earl (Frieda Mae) Woodcock, Jesup; 15 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, at the funeral home.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 9, from the Mill Creek Cemetery.
Interment will be in the Mill Creek Cemetery.
Due to COVID-19, social distancing and the use of facemasks are strongly encouraged.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online register at www.pearsondial.com.
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.