George Woodard

April 8, 1929July 3, 2013

WOODARD, GEORGE ALLEN 84, of Trussville, Alabama, passed away on July 3, 2013. He was born on April 8, 1929 in Pickens County, Alabama. He retired from Norfolk Southern Railway after 37 1/2 years of service as a Special Agent. George was a member at First Baptist Trussville. Mr. Woodard was preceded in death by his mother, Lula Logan Woodard, his father, George Monroe Woodard, and brothers, James Newton Woodard and Charles William Woodard. He is survived by wife, Joyce Turner Woodard, and children, Dennis (Nancy), Barry (Julie), Diane Mason (Jeff), and Brian (Danna). George had six grandchildren: Emily Masters (Bart), Lauren Woodard, Austin and Spencer Mason, Kyle and Caleb Woodard, and one great granddaughter, Anna Claire Masters. Visitation will be on Sunday, July 7th from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m at Ridout's Trussville Chapel. The family will also receive friends at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, July 8th prior to the 11:00 a.m. funeral service at Ridout's. A graveside service will follow at Forest Crest Cemetery in Irondale. Dr. Buddy McGohon will officiate. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to a charity of your choice


  • Visitation Sunday, July 7, 2013
  • Funeral Service Monday, July 8, 2013

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Tracey Pickens

November 23, 2013

Hey Diane. It's Tracey Southerland. Just found your dad's obit. online. So sorry for your loss. Give me a call sometime. 404-216-5616

July 11, 2013

Diane, I was so sorry to hear of your daddy's passing. He showed such southern hospitality when I visited your home. Very nice memories.
I know how much you loved him and will miss him. May he rest in peace, and peace be with you and all your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Mary (Dyer) Skubal

Chris Long

July 8, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Woodard family. I grew up with Brian and spent a lot of early years with them at Holman school and playing football at Crestwood. Mr Woodard was a great man and will be missed by all who knew him. I remember him coming to Holman and speaking on behalf of the railroad. He said not to throw rocks at trains and he was staring at me most of the time and for good reason. I was just telling someone that story on Thursday.

Martha A Cline

July 7, 2013

The last time I saw you at Fair Haven,I gave you a hug,
I know if Love could have save George he would still be here because I know you did love your husband The Lord be with you all

Rosemary Robinson

July 7, 2013

Just sending love and hugs your way. Our family is sadden by Mr. Woodard's passing, but also rejoicing that we had the chance to know him and your entire family - you all have blessed us with your friendships over the years. I know my Mom was standing in line to greet George as he entered Heaven! Love you all, Rosemary Robinson

Bill & Glenda Presley

July 6, 2013

We are so saddened to hear of George's passing. Bill thought the world of him and he always said George was one of the best investigators on the railroad and one of the most honest and honorable men. So talented with doing woodwork also. He will be missed and grieved for. God Bless you all.

July 6, 2013

The last time I saw you I gave you a big hug,at Fair Haven If Love could have saved him he would still be here because I know you did LOVE him
Ilove you Joyce


July 6, 2013

Wonderful man in so many ways. Another SABC man that showed his showed his Christianity daily. Sometimes he even used words.

Hettie Young

July 6, 2013

Dennis, so sorry about the passing of your dad. Know he has had some struggles in the last months of his life, but I'm sure he led a full life. We are thinking of you and your whole family. Hettie and Alvin Young

Bonnie Thompson Evans

July 5, 2013

Dennis, so sorry to hear about your dad. I am sure he was a great man because he raised a great son. That would be you. Prayers for you & your family.