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Mr. Donald Woods

In Loving Memory of Donald Woods

Donald Woods, a beloved husband, father, and dedicated member of the United States Air Force, peacefully departed this world on November 4, 2023, at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Born on April 28, 1948, in Montevallo, Alabama, Donald’s life was a testament to the values of service, love, and commitment.

With a heart full of patriotism, Donald proudly served his country in the United States Air Force, where he devoted his time and energy to safeguarding the freedoms we hold dear. After an honorable career, he retired from military service and embarked on a new chapter of his life. He then retired from the U.S. Postal Service as a Mail Carrier.

A true family man, Donald’s love for his wife of 52 years, Celestine Woods, was unwavering. Their bond stood as a shining example of lifelong devotion and partnership. Together, they raised four sons: Shedrick, Donald Jr., Aaron (Teresa), and Adrian. Donald’s love and guidance knew no bounds, and his sons will forever cherish the lessons and values instilled in them.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Reuben and Ruth Woods and siblings, George, Hiram, Reuben, Archie, Ronald, Thelma, Bessie and Florence.

Upon retiring from the military, Donald settled in the state of Delaware before relocating to Ohio in 1993. During his retirement years, he embraced the beauty of a simpler life, often finding solace and joy in the comfort of his own home. Music became both his companion and his muse, filling the air with melodies that echoed his soul’s deepest emotions.

In addition to leaving behind a loving family, Donald also leaves behind a lasting legacy in the hearts of his five cherished grandchildren. Their lives have been enriched by his wisdom, compassion, and unwavering love, and they will forever carry his memory in their hearts.

The funeral services to honor and celebrate the life of Donald Woods will be conducted as follows: Visitation 9:00am Saturday November 18, 2023, followed by Funeral Services at 10:00 am at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE NORTH 2500 Cleveland Ave. Interment at Eastlawn Cemetery

As we bid farewell to Donald, we lean on memories shared and stories told, comforting each other in the knowledge that his spirit will forever watch over us. Though his physical presence may now be gone, his legacy of love, dedication, and selflessness will remain an integral part of our lives.

Donald Woods: a cherished husband, a devoted father, a proud Air Force veteran, and a beacon of love and strength. May his soul find eternal peace.

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