OBITUARY

William "Lyle" Woodcock

July 22, 1933March 3, 2018
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Funeral services for William “Lyle” Woodcock, age 84 of Morristown, will be held on Saturday (March 10, 2018) at 11:00am at the Christ Church of Morristown with Rev. Ed Lacomb officiating. Burial will be in the spring at Sunnyside Cemetery in Morristown.

Calling hours will be held on Friday (March 9th) from 12:00-2:00pm & 4:00-6:00pm at the Fox & Murray Funeral Home, and again on Saturday at the church from 10:00am until the time of the service. Mr. Woodcock passed away unexpectedly at his home on Saturday (Mar 3, 2018).

Surviving is his wife Pat of Morristown; his daughter Sandra Bailey & her husband Chris of Morristown; grandchildren Richard “Abe”, William, Michael & Joshua Blasko of North Carolina and Sara & Hunter Woodcock of Rochester; great-grandchildren Zachary, Delaney & Owen Blasko; and a special niece Carol Woodcock of Morristown.

He was predeceased by his son Jamie, three sisters Lorraine Mills, Beatrice Risteff and Eleanor Garrison and four brothers Elmer, Raymond, Royal & Wallace Woodcock, along with a special nephew James Woodcock.

Lyle was born on July 22, 1933 in Morristown NY, a son of the late Stanley & Leah (Corrice) Woodcock. He attended Morristown High where he excelled in baseball, basketball and football, landing himself a signed contract with the NY Giants baseball team as a pitcher from 1952-1953, and with the Kingspoint Cherokees farm league in Kingspoint, TN. His baseball career ended when he was drafted in the US Army during the Korean War from 1953 – 1955. He later found love, and was married to Patricia Blackmer on February 21, 1964 in Antwerp.

He worked for Farley Construction Company in Gouverneur from 1955 to 1975 as a construction worker, and then became a self-employed carpenter, specializing in the building of docks and boat houses until his retirement in 1992.

Lyle was a former member of the Black Lake Fish and Game Club and enjoyed watching Morristown school sports where he received the Hall of Fame Award in 2014 for being an outstanding athlete and supporter. In his spare time he enjoyed trapping, fishing, hunting, gardening and spending time with his family.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Christ Episcopal Church or the Morristown Fire Department. In Lieu of flowers, please do a kind deed for someone. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.foxandmurrayfuneralhome.com for the Woodcock family.

  • FAMILY

  • Stanley & Leah (Corrice) Woodcock, Parents
  • Patricia (Blackmer) Woodcock, Wife
  • Jamie Woodcock, Son
  • Sandra & Chris Bailey, Daughter
  • Lorraine Mills, Sister
  • Beatrice Risteff, Sister
  • Eleanor Garrison, Sister
  • Elmer Woodcock, Brother
  • Raymond Woodcock, Brother
  • Royal Woodcock, Brother
  • Wallace Woodcock, Brother
  • Richard "Abe", William, Michael, & Joshua Blasko, Grandchildren
  • Sara & Hunter Woodcock, Grandchildren
  • Zachary, Delaney & Owen Blasko, Great-Grandchildren
  • James Woodcock, Special Nephew
  • Carol Woodcock, Special Niece

Services

No services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
REMEMBERING

William "Lyle" Woodcock

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Gerald Durant

March 10, 2018

Our sincere condolences to Pat and your family.
Jerry and Patty Durant
Sevierville, TN

sandy warren

March 9, 2018

Dear Pat, Sandy and Woodcock family,

So very sorry to hear of Lyle's passing. He will be missed by many... Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult time.. My sincere condolences... RIP Lyle...

Rich Marshall

March 8, 2018

Very sorry to hear of Lyle’s passing. He was a great neighbor and friend.

The Marshalls

Tom and Betty Chapman

March 6, 2018

Our most sincere sympathy - thoughts and prayers for you all.

Louise & Randy Wright

March 6, 2018

Pat and Family,

Please accept our most sincere condolences......

Louise & Randy Wright, and Everyone at Wright's Marine


Mary Bailey

March 6, 2018

A man's legacy is revealed in the life he chose to build and the manner with which he treated others along his journey. For those of us fortunate enough to have a time-tested Lyle Woodcock boathouse and memories of his gentlemanly approach as he crafted his projects, he will always be remembered. Lyle couldn't have been a man of greater integrity to my mother Joyce, as the matriarch of the Rodgers family, during the phases of construction and beyond. And we will always have a great appreciation for him and his workmanship. With sincerest sympathies to the entire family, Mary, Alex, and Ian.

Vicky Sharpe

March 6, 2018

Pat, Sandy and families...so very sorry to hear of your husband and dad's passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers at this very sad time. Hold your memories close to help you through this. Vicky.

Arnold Hooper

March 5, 2018

I was shocked when I heard of the passing of Lyle. He will be missed by all and I will miss him. You could of not ask of a better man that he was. My condolences go out to the Pat and the rest of the family. May he rest in peace.

Mark Crosby and family

March 5, 2018

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Lyle loved the outdoors and loved sharing it with young folks even more. A pillar of the community that will be forever missed.

janice gilmer

March 5, 2018

I am so sorry about Lyle. No more pain He lived the life he loved fish and hunting He is now with Jamie

Biography

Funeral services for William “Lyle” Woodcock, age 84 of Morristown, will be held on Saturday (March 10, 2018) at 11:00am at the Christ Church of Morristown with Rev. Ed Lacomb officiating. Burial will be in the spring at Sunnyside Cemetery in Morristown.

Calling hours will be held on Friday (March 9th) from 12:00-2:00pm & 4:00-6:00pm at the Fox & Murray Funeral Home, and again on Saturday at the church from 10:00am until the time of the service. Mr. Woodcock passed away unexpectedly at his home on Saturday (Mar 3, 2018).

Surviving is his wife Pat of Morristown; his daughter Sandra Bailey & her husband Chris of Morristown; grandchildren Richard “Abe”, William, Michael & Joshua Blasko of North Carolina and Sara & Hunter Woodcock of Rochester; great-grandchildren Zachary, Delaney & Owen Blasko; and a special niece Carol Woodcock of Morristown.

He was predeceased by his son Jamie, three sisters Lorraine Mills, Beatrice Risteff and Eleanor Garrison and four brothers Elmer, Raymond, Royal & Wallace Woodcock, along with a special nephew James Woodcock.

Lyle was born on July 22, 1933 in Morristown NY, a son of the late Stanley & Leah (Corrice) Woodcock. He attended Morristown High where he excelled in baseball, basketball and football, landing himself a signed contract with the NY Giants baseball team as a pitcher from 1952-1953, and with the Kingspoint Cherokees farm league in Kingspoint, TN. His baseball career ended when he was drafted in the US Army during the Korean War from 1953 – 1955. He later found love, and was married to Patricia Blackmer on February 21, 1964 in Antwerp.

He worked for Farley Construction Company in Gouverneur from 1955 to 1975 as a construction worker, and then became a self-employed carpenter, specializing in the building of docks and boat houses until his retirement in 1992.

Lyle was a former member of the Black Lake Fish and Game Club and enjoyed watching Morristown school sports where he received the Hall of Fame Award in 2014 for being an outstanding athlete and supporter. In his spare time he enjoyed trapping, fishing, hunting, gardening and spending time with his family.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Christ Episcopal Church or the Morristown Fire Department. In Lieu of flowers, please do a kind deed for someone. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.foxandmurrayfuneralhome.com for the Woodcock family.