Ridout's-Brown-Service Prattville Chapel

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Jeffery Wood HYDRICK

February 27, 1969March 17, 2020

Jeffery Wood Hydrick, “Woody”, age 51, passed away in Prattville, AL on March 17, 2020. Woody was born in Meridian, Mississippi. He lived his younger years in Cullman, AL, and graduated from Cullman High School in 1987. Woody attended the University of Montevallo, and received a B.S. in Political Science from Athens State University. After college, Woody interned for Congressman Bud Cramer in Huntsville, AL. He then began his career at the Cullman Economic Development Agency in Cullman, AL. During his career Woody moved on to work with several agencies such as the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama in Birmingham, AL; Flour Daniels, Greenville, SC; Cushman & Wakefield, Atlanta, GA; Global Location Strategies, Greenville, SC; and most recently held the role as Economic Development Director with the Prattville Area Chamber of Commerce in Alabama. Woody was a beloved husband and father. He loved his family, work family, and his many friends near and far. He always had a story to tell or humorous anecdote. He will be greatly missed. Woody is preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Brenda Hydrick of Cullman, AL. He is survived by his wife, Stephanie Giles Hydrick, two sons Samuel Wood Hydrick and Jacob Giles Hydrick of Greenville, SC. He is also survived by his sister, Melissa Hydrick of Cullman, AL and brother, Greg Hydrick, Dallas, GA. Memorial services are pending and will be announced at a later date. The family is designating the local Greenville, SC chapter of the American Heart Association for memorial contributions.


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Richard Gray

March 27, 2020

Woody and Monty assisted me greatly when we were assessing a potential site for a US factory. Woody was special. He could always keep the project going with a joke, an anecdote, some coaching or some deep analysis (usually prepared by Monty!). Nothing was a problem for him, he always solved issues or dealt with difficult situations face on. He could be soft and coaching one minute and then tough the next minute - but he was always nice and respectful and got the job done. He was a pleasure to meet and a pleasure to work with. I was very sad to hear this news. My condolences are with you Stephanie, Samuel and Jacob and also Woodys extended family.


Dale Buuck

March 23, 2020

As many of us, I was so shocked and sadden to hear of this. Woody touched so many people in such a caring and positive way. Even someone like me in Fort Wayne Indiana. I am glad I was able to know him.