After Suffering a stroke and dealing with many other maladies of the body, Charles Kenneth Woody of Poway passed away on April 7th, 2018 while in Hospice Care at the age of 87.
Charles, commonly known as "Woody", was born on July 12th, 1930 in Murphy, NC to father Alton R. Woody and mother Katherine P. Woody. He grew up in Copley, OH with his brother Reid "June" Woody who predeceased him. Woody at the age of seventeen signed onto the United States Navy in 1948 where he became a Seabee.
While in service he toured Korea and did two tours of Vietnam. In 1966, Woody along with his road crew turned a pioneer road into a main supply route which was the biggest Seabee road construction project since World War II. It is located in Da Nang, South Vietnam called "Woody's Road". During his service in the Navy he was able to travel the world twice including to Antarctica with the Emperor penguins. He retired from the Seabees in 1971. After which, Woody worked for the NAF El Centro public work/civil service for ten years.
Woody married Barbara DeBeaulieu in 1955. He raised his two daughters in Mississippi, New Foundland, Guam, and El Centro to name a few places. Woody was a very articulate man who had a very special way with words. He loved to travel. He enjoyed doing things to help others out.
He leaves behind two daughters, Rebecca Baxter and Linda Woody; his two grandchildren Trevor Baxter and Brittney Baxter; and his nephew Dennis Woody.
Thank you to all who cared for and about Woody. He was loved and he surely will be missed but never forgotten.