Dr. Chris Owen Woodard

December 27, 1960November 29, 2018

A private family service honoring Dr. Chris Woodard will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, December 8, 2018, at Hill Crest Cemetery with Reverend Dave Fortuna officiating. Visitation with the family will be held 5:00-7:00 p.m. Friday, December 7, 2018, at Hill Crest Memorial Funeral Home, Haughton, LA.

Chris was born December 27, 1960, in Shreveport, LA, to Claude and Maye Woodard and passed away November 29, 2018, in McKinney, TX, after a short illness. He was preceded in death by his parents and his older brother Bubba.

He is survived by sons Owen, Cody and Henry of Baton Rouge; sister and brother-in-law Sharon and Randall Johnson of McKinney, TX; sister-in-law Sara Woodard of Plano, TX; nieces Elizabeth Porterfield and Sherry Woodard; nephews Randy and Ryan Johnson as well as several grand-nieces and nephews. Chris was a graduate of Bossier High School, Louisiana Tech University, and LSUS Medical School. He practiced cardiology at Washington University, St. Louis, MO, UTMB Galveston, and VA Hospital Shreveport.

Donations may be made to National Alliance of Mental Health, The Flawless Foundation, The Bridge in Dallas, TX, or any charity of choice.


  • Claude O. and Eula Maye Woodard, Parents
  • Bubba Woodard, Brother
  • Owen, Cody, and Henry, Sons
  • Sharon Johnson and husband, Randall, Sister
  • Sara Woodard, Sister-in-law
  • Elizabeth Porterfield and Sherry Woodard, Nieces
  • Randy Johnson and Ryan Johnson, Nephews
  • Chris is also survived by several grand nieces and nephews.


  • Visitation Friday, December 7, 2018
  • Graveside Service Saturday, December 8, 2018

Dr. Chris Owen Woodard

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Morris Inabnet

December 7, 2018

Chris was a fraternity brother of mine at La Tech back in the 1980's.

My memory of him was nothing but great!
I was so sad to hear he had an issue which affected his relationships.

Whatever this issue, I want you to know that Chris was the most fun-loving guy, and
you may not believe it.....but, I never remember seeing him upset in the 2 yrs I knew him at Tech.
He had such a great smile, and he helped bring up the GPA of the fraternity so we didn't get suspended.

If you are the children, I too had parents who were not consistent, but later on they recovered.
No one their right mind....(especially your father), would want anything but good for you.

I personally had to heal from this with some voluntary counseling over the years, and it helped greatly.
One thing you have to know, is that your dad loved you, and it's up to you now, as an adult, to treat yourself as a healthy adult, regardless of any neg memories. It's up to you to make the rest of your life positive....and you can do this, with the help of God and people who love you.

Carolyn Sexton

December 7, 2018

Sharon, I am so sorry to hear of your loss of your brother Chris. I remember when he graduated from LA Tech and LSU med school and hearing about his accomplishments. You and your family are in our prayers. May God give you peace that passes all understanding.

Cheryl Corkran

December 6, 2018

I am saddened by his loss. We were Bearkat classmates, and had many classes together. Chris was witty, kind and very sincere. He will be missed.