Woodard P Weatherby

January 29, 1926December 21, 2013
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Woodard “Woody” Prichett Weatherby, 87, passed away peacefully Saturday, December 21, 2013. Funeral Services are to be held at 3:00 Monday, December 23, 2013 at Lakeview Church of the Nazarene, 4815 Fairway Blvd., Pastor Matthew Carte officiating. Graveside Services will be held at 2:00 PM Friday, December 27, 2013 at Andrews Old Cemetery, Andrews, Texas. Services under the direction of Hampton Vaughan Funeral Home of Wichita Falls and McNett Funeral Home in Andrews, Texas. Woody was born on January 29, 1926 in Ector, Texas to O. G. and Vista Weatherby. He enlisted in the U. S. Navy and served his country during World War II. In 1951, Woody earned his B.A. from Texas Tech University after which he pursued his lifelong career in the oil industry. Woody and Betty, his wife of 62 years, resided in Lafayette, LA for 50 years. It was there that he became a lifelong member of both the Society of Petroleum Engineers and the Geological Society. He was employed by Welex, a Haliburton Co. for 40 years before retirement in 1985. He was an active member of his community and took pride in belonging to several local chapters of Young Leadership Programs such as Boy Scouts of America, as an Assistant Scout Leader and Civitan, where he served as President elect for one year. Woody loved his life serving his family and his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He was a Deacon at both Westside Baptist Church and Calvary Baptist Church in Lafayette, LA for many years. Woody was preceded in death by his parents and a brother James Robert Weatherby of Andrews TX, who passed away just hours apart from Woody. He leaves behind his beloved wife, Betty Weatherby and his children; Rod Weatherby and wife, Andrea, Jan Fleming and husband, Chuck and Mark Weatherby and wife, Ginger; brother, Joe Kenneth Weatherby and wife, Carolyn of Andrews TX; sister-in-law, Wanda Weatherby also of Andrews; grandchildren David, Mike, John, Ryan Elizabeth, Reagan, Jordan, Zachary and Brittany. The family wishes to thank Nurses Dane, Tony and John and all the staff at United Regional CCU for their outstanding care and love that our father and family received while he was in their care. The family would also like to thank Lakeview Church of the Nazarene for loving us as tenderly as Jesus does. Visit to post on-line messages of condolence to the Weatherby family.


  • Funeral Service Monday, December 23, 2013
  • Graveside Service Friday, December 27, 2013

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Kip Judice

December 28, 2013

Betty and kids

We so missed Woody's wisdom on Grand Avenue for the past few years, was never the same here....

Heaven must have needed some yard work so they called the master up to an eternity of peace.

May you all be comforted by the amazing contributions Woody has made on earth, he will never be forgotten...

God bless all of you!

On behalf of the Bourques, Fontenots, Laurie's, Cormons and Judices (Grand Ave Gang)

Amber Craig

December 26, 2013

I'll never forget that harmonica, or watching Wheel of Fortune with him when I was at your house. (I spent a lot of time at your house when I was a kid!) He was half of a pretty cool babysitting team, and, more importantly, a great man of God. I'm grateful for his influence in my life and for those cherished memories. I'm so sorry for your loss.

Ina & Roger Burchett

December 24, 2013

Miss Betty,
What do you say when you have lost a friend like Woody. We have known and loved you both for so many years.
We are both so very sorry. You and the family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Larry & Betty Heidbrink

December 24, 2013


Betty and I offer our deepest sympathies to you and your family. Grief can be so hard during the holidays, but our special memories help us cope. We are so happy that we were able to reconnect with you and Woody and visit with ya'll this past August. Remembering you and your loved ones this holiday season, you are in our thoughts and prayers.

December 24, 2013

Dear Betty,
I am at a loss for words. You know how much all of us in Lafayette love you and Woody. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God is with you even though the loss seems unbearable. Woody is with JESUS.We love you.
The Craig's
Carol,Dale, and Cameron

December 24, 2013

Betty I know you will miss Woody but he will be playing his harmonica in heaven,take care of yourself.Curtis and Ann Walley

Patt Jordan

December 23, 2013

Dear Betty, You and Woody never seemed old enough for me to all you Miss Betty and Mr Woody. However, I've benefited from your experiences and wisdom. Thank you for your willingness to share. I am most grateful to our Lord for yours and Woody's presence and influence in my life. Prayers now and in the weeks and months to come. I love you both, Patt

December 23, 2013

sorry about yalls loss