James Edward Woodward (1929 - 2012)



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in Campti, Natchitoches Parish County, Louisiana United States


on at LSU Medical Center, in Shreveport, Louisiana United States

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Forest Park West Cemetery, in Shreveport, Caddo Parish County, Louisiana United States


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Shreveport, Caddo Parish County, Louisiana United States

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Mother: Vivian (Goodson) Woodward
Father: William Armond "Willie" Woodward
Siblings: William Woodward, Ashley Thomas "Woody" Woodward, Ruby Merle (Woodward) Salvail, Betty Jo (Woodward) Gay, Doris "Teny" (Woodward) Todd, Ellen Frances (Woodward) Barr, Ella Marie Woodward, and Edna Maxine "Mackie" (Woodward) Hester

Spouse: Frances Smith
Children with Frances: Charlene Nanette Woodward Boles, Willie Edward Woodward, Henry Tobias "Toby" Woodward, and James John Woodward

Wife: Lucille Jennings Woodward


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Owner of Woodward Coffee


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1929 - In the year that James Edward Woodward was born, on October 29th (Black Tuesday), the stock market crashed in the United States. Billions of dollars were lost and some investors committed suicide as a result, having lost their fortunes. This ushered in the 12 year, worldwide Great Depression.

1934 - At the age of only 5 years old, James was alive when on November 11th 1933, an extremely strong dust storm hit South Dakota, stripping topsoil. Other strong dust storms had occurred during 1933. Severe droughts continued to hit the Great Plains and the dust storms devastated agricultural production as well as people's' lives for several years. The Roosevelt administration and scientists eventually determined that farming practices had caused the conditions that led to the dust storms and the changes they implemented in farming stopped the Dust Bowl.

1949 - By the time he was 20 years old, on April 4th, NATO (the North Atlantic Treaty Organization) was established. Twelve nations originally signed the North Atlantic Treaty - the United States, Great Britain, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, Iceland, Canada, and Portugal. Greece, Turkey, and West Germany later joined. Today, there are 26 nations in NATO.

1964 - When he was 35 years old, on June 11th, activist Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life imprisonment in South Africa for conspiring to overthrow the state (because of his numerous anti-apartheid activities). He served 27 years in prison.

1973 - He was 44 years old when on January 28th, the Paris Peace Accord was signed - supposedly ending the Vietnam War. Hostilities continued between North and South Vietnam and the U.S. continued to bomb. But by August 15, 1973, 95% of American troops had left Vietnam. The war ended in 1975 with the fall of Saigon.


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James "Woody" Woodward

SHREVEPORT, LA - Graveside services celebrating the life of James "Woody" Woodward, also known as Papa, will be at 10:00 a.m., Monday, July 2, 2012, at Forest Park West Cemetery. Officiating will be Father Joseph Kallookalam.

Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Sunday at Rose-Neath Marshall Street Funeral Home.

Woody was born May 9, 1929 in Campti, LA and passed away Thursday, June 28, 2012, after a brief illness. He was a devout member of St. Pius X Catholic Church. Woody was owner of Woodward Coffee Company where selling coffee to his customers was not his only priority. He was their friend and would do anything for them. Woody once delivered a goat from Campti, LA to Texarkana, AR in his Volkswagon to an anxiously waiting customer. Woody served his country proudly in the U.S. Air Force and was in photography in the Berlin Airlift. Woody enjoyed working with the youth and volunteered his time as Treasurer with Sports for Boys. A man of many interests, he will be missed dearly by family and friends.

His parents, Willie and Vivian Woodward, brothers, William and Ashley Woodward, sisters, Mackie Hester and Ruby Salvail, and several nephews preceded James in death. Survivors are his wife, Lucy Jennings Woodward; sons, Willie, Toby, and James John Woodward; daughter, Charlene Boles; stepsons, Tommy, Roy, and Ricky Turner and special stepson, Keith Randolph; stepdaughter, Sandy Miner; grandchildren, Jamie Willett, TJ and Jessica Boles, James, Kadee, and Mykel Woodward, Chris and Crystal Woodward, and Daniel, Angel and Jonathan Woodward; several great grandchildren; Papa Woody to several step grandchildren, and step great grandchildren; siblings, Betty Gay, Marie Woodward, Teny Todd, and Ellen Barr; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Honoring Woody, as pallbearers will be Chester Todd, Tommy Gayer, Barry Woodward, Jeff Salvail, Terry Gordy, Ricky Woodward, Jimmy Barr, Joey Hester, and Keith Randolph.

The family extends their sincere thanks to the NSICU at LSU Health and Science Center for the professional and loving care of Woody. You were his "Angels" on earth.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Pius X Catholic Church or Special Olympics.

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