Louis Herman Woodard
November 13, 1939 – July 1, 2019
Dr. Louis Herman Woodard went to be with his Lord and Savior on July 1, 2019. Louis was born in Kinston, North Carolina to the late Rufus and Effie Woodard. One of seven children, he spent his childhood in the Kinston area and later attended Campbell University, Wake Forest University, and Duke University where he earned a bachelor of divinity degree. A life-long learner, Louis also earned his Doctor of Ministry degree from Trinity Theological Seminary. A retired minister, he served with distinction the Western North Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church for over 50 years. Louis was an avid sports fan and ardent supporter of the Duke Blue Devils. He was also a biblical scholar who found comfort in the study of scripture and religious texts. A wry sense of humor belied Louis’s introspective nature, and one of his greatest joys was preaching the gospel. In addition, Louis nurtured his physical health as enthusiastically as his spiritual health and enjoyed vigorous walks, treadmill runs and lifting weights. zaq sons, Mark (Sharon) Woodard and David (Debbie) Woodard; grandsons, Josh Woodard, Gavin Woodard, and Owen Woodard; and sisters, Alice English and Linda (Steve) Wright. A celebration of Louis’s life will be held on Saturday, July 13th at 2pm at Clemmons United Methodist Church, 3700 Clemmons Rd, with Dr. Matthew Burton and Rev. Paula Northrup officiating. There will be a gathering of family and friends immediately following the service at Bermuda Village Retirement Community, Bermuda Run, NC. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the American Heart Association.
- Sandra Woodard, Wife
- Mark (Sharon) Woodard, Son
- David (Debbie) Woodard, Son
- Josh Woodard, Grandson
- Gavin Woodard, Grandson
- Owen Woodard, Grandson
- Alice English, Sister
- Linda (Steve) Wright, Sister
- American Heart Association
- Celebration of Life Saturday, July 13, 2019
- Gathering of Family and Friends Saturday, July 13, 2019
Louis Herman Woodard
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July 9, 2019
One week after moving to Huntersville, Louis paid a visit to us. At least once a month he would come by. He was the best rev. Huntersville United Methodist Church ever had. We always got more out of his sermons than anybody. We truly miss a great Rev. who was always a friend. May god bless the entire family.
Art and Carole Cummings
July 8, 2019
Mom and I just learned of Louis' passing, and wish to express our deepest condolences. He was truly a Man of God in all that he did. Our prayers are with you all.
Robbie and Shirley Combs
July 6, 2019
Sandra, we are shocked and so sad to hear this. Wish I could give you a big hug right now. I will always have find memories of Louis' smile and friendly words to Ann and I. We miss you so much.