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OBITUARY

Lynwood Wilson Hardison Jr. "Woody"

December 11, 1952May 3, 2019
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Lynwood Wilson Hardison Jr. “Woody”, 66, passed away on Friday, May 03, 2019.

A celebration of his life will be held at 3 pm on Sunday, May 5 at Liberty United Methodist Church. Visitation will be held an hour prior to the service at the church, and internment will be held at the church cemetery following the service. Reverend Jack Osburn and Reverend Wayne Anthony will officiate. The family suggests that those who wish may make a donation to the Laurens County Handicapped Sportsmen’s Association at 904 Marley Cannon Road, Dublin Ga, 31021.

Woody was born to the late Lynwood Wilson Hardison Sr. and Bernice Johnson Hardison here in Macon. He was preceded in death by his brother, Ben Holliday. As a child, Woody loved animals no matter if they belonged to him, or not. He even wanted to pursue a career as a veterinarian in his early life. Woody would spend time at his grandmother, “Mama Johns,” farm in Dublin where he would feed her animals. He even had a pet duck named “Quack Quack” who would play hide and seek with him from time to time. Through the years, Woody had many pets, but he loved his sweet dogs the most.

Woody graduated from Georgia College in Milledgeville with a BBA in Business Administration. After getting his degree, Woody went to work at the Blue Bird Corporation. After many years of service, Woody retired as the Manager of Internal Audit, his proudest career achievement.

Woody was an avid outdoorsman. You could find him out in the woods looking for the next deer, or on the water waiting for the fish to bite. It didn’t matter to Woody. He was a charter member of the Ocmulgee Buck Masters and also served on the board of directors. And if he wasn’t hunting or fishing, you could find Woody on the nearby golf course practicing his swing.

Woody was a lover of music. From the Allman Brothers to Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd, Woody was a lover of southern rock music, and the blues. He had a passion for playing the guitar, and would play his favorite songs like “One Way Out,” “Whole Lotta Love,” and “Another Brick in the Wall” every chance he got. If Woody wasn’t listening or playing music, you could find him alongside his wife, Gail dancing the night away.

Above all else, Woody’s heart was for his family. One of his proudest moments in life was getting married to his wild and crazy wife, Gail in November of 1980. Another moment that Woody cherished was the birth of his most precious treasure, his daughter, Leslie, whom he loved dearly. Woody loved his church family as well. He was a long-time member of Liberty United Methodist Church where he studied the Word in the Kindred Spirits Sunday School Class.

Woody is survived by his wife of 38 years, Gail Dean Hardison; daughter Leslie I. Hardison Godfrey (Chris); son, Dean Mitchell; granddaughter, Emma Godfrey; sister-in-law, Ellen Holliday; and several nieces and nephews.

Visit www.snowspn.com to express tributes. Snow’s Memorial Chapel, 3077 Pio Nono Avenue, Macon, GA has charge of arrangements.

  • DONATIONS

  • Laurens County Handicapped Sportsmen’s Association

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, May 5, 2019
  • A Celebration of Life Sunday, May 5, 2019

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Dean Mitchell

May 6, 2019

This man treated me like I was his own it was a true man of God in my life I thank God for every minute I had with this beloved man of God I was blessed to have him in my life and I thank God for every minute I will never be the same since he is gone and I will always hold on to the things he taught me to being adopted person God did not have given me a better man in my life thank you God thank you Jesus and my love goes out to my mother Gail and my sister Leslie

Lil' Ricky Willard

May 6, 2019

Poppa Woody, I have missed you and even more now but I'm glad you will suffer no more. I have alot of Great Memories going way back to my childhood and all the way to present times. My Favorite is my 1st Triple Cheeseburger I ever had. You and Mr. Tony Sellier made that dream come true to a young lil' Ricky, lol!! And, all of our other times spent together hanging out watching Marshall Matt Dillon on the TV, Hunting in Dublin, Fishing, Shooting our Guns, or just enjoying a Good Meal somewhere which was our Favorite, lol!! I Love You & will Miss you Dearly "Poppa Wood"!!

"Lil' Ricky"

Sheila Gordon (Finch)

May 5, 2019

Gail & Family, I’m so sad to hear of Woody’s (Lyn) passing. He was a very kind man, who I have some great memories with. I know he’s been dealing with health issues for awhile. It was always great to see him when I’d run into him, mainly at the hospital. Now he has a new body! Praying for strength and comfort during this difficult time. With Love & Prayers,
Sheila Gordon

Shawn Purdee

May 5, 2019

Gail,
I am sorry to hear about your lost. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers

Jorge Valdes

May 5, 2019

Gail & Leslie, I was saddened to just learn about Woody. He was a great friend to my dad during their Blue Bird years and beyond. I was always very, very fond of Woody and regret not having ever gotten together to go hunting. Please know that he offered me many kind words of encouragement when Chris passed in 2014 and i will always treasure that. May you find peace and comfort cherishing the wonderful memories of your loving husband /father. I can only imagine those two in heaven!

Linda H Willingham

May 4, 2019

Deepest sympathy for this family.
I pray for God to give Gail and family peace and comfort in the days ahead. God received “one special angel” in heaven on May 3rd. Woody was a wonderful man, friend and fantastic Clogger in my book. I will cherish these memories forever.
Gail, I will keep you and the family in my thoughts and prayers. God bless always.

Brenda/Gary Matheny

May 3, 2019

May sweet memories dwell in your heart while your emotions ate overcome your sorrow

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Biography

Lynwood Wilson Hardison Jr. “Woody”, 66, passed away on Friday, May 03, 2019.

A celebration of his life will be held at 3 pm on Sunday, May 5 at Liberty United Methodist Church. Visitation will be held an hour prior to the service at the church, and internment will be held at the church cemetery following the service. Reverend Jack Osburn and Reverend Wayne Anthony will officiate. The family suggests that those who wish may make a donation to the Laurens County Handicapped Sportsmen’s Association at 904 Marley Cannon Road, Dublin Ga, 31021.

Woody was born to the late Lynwood Wilson Hardison Sr. and Bernice Johnson Hardison here in Macon. He was preceded in death by his brother, Ben Holliday. As a child, Woody loved animals no matter if they belonged to him, or not. He even wanted to pursue a career as a veterinarian in his early life. Woody would spend time at his grandmother, “Mama Johns,” farm in Dublin where he would feed her animals. He even had a pet duck named “Quack Quack” who would play hide and seek with him from time to time. Through the years, Woody had many pets, but he loved his sweet dogs the most.

Woody graduated from Georgia College in Milledgeville with a BBA in Business Administration. After getting his degree, Woody went to work at the Blue Bird Corporation. After many years of service, Woody retired as the Manager of Internal Audit, his proudest career achievement.

Woody was an avid outdoorsman. You could find him out in the woods looking for the next deer, or on the water waiting for the fish to bite. It didn’t matter to Woody. He was a charter member of the Ocmulgee Buck Masters and also served on the board of directors. And if he wasn’t hunting or fishing, you could find Woody on the nearby golf course practicing his swing.

Woody was a lover of music. From the Allman Brothers to Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd, Woody was a lover of southern rock music, and the blues. He had a passion for playing the guitar, and would play his favorite songs like “One Way Out,” “Whole Lotta Love,” and “Another Brick in the Wall” every chance he got. If Woody wasn’t listening or playing music, you could find him alongside his wife, Gail dancing the night away.

Above all else, Woody’s heart was for his family. One of his proudest moments in life was getting married to his wild and crazy wife, Gail in November of 1980. Another moment that Woody cherished was the birth of his most precious treasure, his daughter, Leslie, whom he loved dearly. Woody loved his church family as well. He was a long-time member of Liberty United Methodist Church where he studied the Word in the Kindred Spirits Sunday School Class.

Woody is survived by his wife of 38 years, Gail Dean Hardison; daughter Leslie I. Hardison Godfrey (Chris); son, Dean Mitchell; granddaughter, Emma Godfrey; sister-in-law, Ellen Holliday; and several nieces and nephews.

Visit www.snowspn.com to express tributes. Snow’s Memorial Chapel, 3077 Pio Nono Avenue, Macon, GA has charge of arrangements.