James Archie Woodard
November 10, 1957 – May 8, 2019
James A. Woodard of El Paso Texas, has passed on the 8th of May, he was 61. He is survived by his wife of 37 years Susan, his sons Jared of El Paso and James F. II with his wife Jolie and grandchildren Juliette and Tre of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Also James has two sisters, Lizabeth and nephew Robert, also Jamie Easton, her husband David and two nieces Ashley and Whitney. He is pre-deceased by his parents James F. and Cecilia Woodard.
He graduated from high school in 1975 and joined the Army where he became a member of the 101st Airborne division. He served his four years and then went back to school. He earned his masters degree from Roberts Wesleyan, Rochester NY, while raising a family in Le Roy NY. He put his degree to good use when he started working for BMP America in Medina, NY where he worked for 14 years and then set up a manufacturing plant in Juarez, Mexico where he worked for 12 years and eventually became president of the plant. He loved the people who worked for him and was sad to leave when he became ill.
He was an avid shooter, a member of Fort Bliss gun club, a proud member of the NRA, the ILA, the second amendment foundation and the Texas Rifle Association. He was a huge Yankee fan all of his life and he also loved his Indianapolis Colts.
Visitation will be held at Martin funeral home at 128 N Resler dr on Wednesday May 15th, 2019 and burial will be at Fort Bliss Cemetery, services for family the next day.
- Susan Woodard, Wife
- Visitation Wednesday, May 15, 2019
James Archie Woodard
May 11, 2019
Jim will be dearly missed by so many. For me he was a great mentor, leader, and friend. So many times I ask myself, "what would Jim do". He still helps me everyday because having worked so closely with him for many years i know how he would want things done and I treasure that experience with him. Strong no matter what came at him and he never gave up. Caring about his coworkers and friends as they were his own family. He was a hardworking serious person but also knew how to have a good time and had a great sense of humor, too many jokes and good time over the years. I consider myself very lucky to know Jim and will never forget him. Someday we will see him again and rejoice. May he rest in Peace. God bless and heal his family and friends as we all pass through this difficult time.
May 10, 2019
Jim filled a room when he walked in. Pete & I loved playing cards & sharing New Years Eve together for so many years. His smile & laugh we contagious & we are better people for knowing him!