Wylie-Baxley Funeral Home

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Louis B. Wooding

September 28, 1941July 26, 2020

Louis Barksdale Wooding, 78, of Merritt Island, Florida, peacefully passed away, Sunday, July 26, 2020. Louis was born to Hubbard and Pearl Wooding, in Halifax County, VA, September 28, 1941.

Louis proudly served his country as a Meteorology Technician in the United States Air Force for 22 years, retiring in 1983. After retirement he served as a 4th grade teacher at Sea Park Elementary School.

He was a college sports super fan. His dedicated passion for college football and basketball was one to be admired. He graduated from Rollins College; however, he supported UCF as if it was his own alma mater. Louis had a great love for music, attending many concerts from Bob Segar, Bruce Springsteen, Shakira, to Marco Antonio Solis.

He is survived by his children, Tina Wooding and Tammy McGee. He also enjoyed spending time with his six grandchildren; Christian, Alyssa, Alexis, Leilani, Kaleb, Bella and two great grandchildren Kennedy and Bakari.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife Virginia Wooding and his brother Marshall Wooding. Louis will be laid to rest on Friday, July 31, 2020 at the Cape Canaveral National Cemetery.


  • Graveside Service

    Friday, July 31, 2020



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Laura Roberts(Sorrell)

August 3, 2020

I remember when You and Aunt Virginia were starting out. I was young. I remember the picnics at Haviland's Cove in Glens Falls. You always like to sing Lay Down Sally by Eric Clapton. It was so nice to reconnect with you when I was in my thirties. I was happy to hear your voice. RIP.. Til we meet again

Tina & Tammy.. thoughts sent to ya my cousins.
Feel free to contact me anytime.. Laura Roberts 4 Mc Hugh St. SGF, NY 12803

Savannah Ankerson

August 1, 2020


Thank you for letting me be a part of your family. I am honored to be able to call you my Grandpa. I have never had a close relationship with a Grandpa before, and I am so happy that I got to have that with you. I am thankful for the years I have known you, and I am thankful that Kennedy got to know you. Seeing you and her, and the relationship y’all have is something I will always make sure she remembers. I will be sure to keep the memory of you always with her.

I will miss your knowledge and stories on literally everything. I will miss you teasing me with random facts about Mississippi! You were a tremendous man, and I am honored to have known you.

I love you Grandpa, and will truly miss you.

Love always,

Leilani LaFrance

July 31, 2020

Dear Grandpa,

I wanted to say thank you for being apart of our lives and being our only grandfather we truly had. You were always so witty and I will miss you being the star of all our family events.

Especially blessing the bird on Thanksgiving , I will cherish the videos and memories forever!
You are so much very loved and thank you for being there for Bakari and I.

Love you,

- Leilani

Elizabeth Lovelace

July 31, 2020

Really thinking about Lou this morning and how special he was to me. Growing up we called him “Butch.” Remembering so many things:
Taking me for rides on his bike
Playing the records and dancing with me at my 13th birthday party
When we’d visit his family in the summer taking me to the
neighborhood carnival
Letting me play with his Matchbox car collection

So many more memories! Love you “Butch!”

Christian Wooding

July 30, 2020

Dear Grandpa,

I was always inspired by how much you accomplished and experienced throughout your life, as it's something I strive to achieve myself. From many things such as serving to the military, teaching the future of our country, and traveling all over the world.

There was never a dull moment, and you always had a new joke to share whenever I saw you. A simple conversation with you was like taking a step back into the past, and you had an answer to just about anything I could ask you.

Holidays won't be the same without the star host upholding the traditions, specifically birthdays and Thanksgiving.

I hope you understand the impact you had on the world and everybody around you.

Rest in peace, "Grandfather Master".


Tina Wooding

July 30, 2020


First of all, thank you for everything. You were the best Dad anyone could ever want. We had so many great times like you being our softball coach and you showing me how to pitch, going to concerts and playing every song ahead of time, holidays spent where everyone waited for you to "Bless the bird" before we ate...I could go on and on. You are the smartest man I know, we learned a lot from you. Thank you for being the best Grandpa too...

I will miss you, your stories, your jokes, our conversations, everything. I love you and will always have you with me always.

Rest in peace.

Love you always,

Virginia walkup

July 30, 2020

Lou always kept us laughing with his weather reports and humor. He shared these often with cousins. Although I am a distant cousin, he treated me like I was a sister. He will truly be missed by all. Love and prayers to his daughters and their families. You took wonderful care of him.

Virginia from Florida

Philip Bailey

July 30, 2020

Louis and I used to play baseball in our grammas yard. Sometimes we would climb on top of the barn and pick apples and throw them at Marshall and Dudley, my older cousins. When they would look for us we would hide in the hay. We travelled by train to Cincinnati to watch baseball games with Dudley and his father, Bitsa. Growing up, Louis was my closest cousin.

Elizabeth Lovelace

July 28, 2020

Lou was more than my cousin. He and his brother, Marshall, were my “brothers. “. I will miss him!

Margaret Gleason

July 28, 2020

So sorry to hear of Lou’s passing. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.