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It is with a mix of laughter and tears that we celebrate the life of Timothy Allan "Woody" Woods. Woody was born on November 11, 1962, in Allegan, Michigan. He took his final breath on October 3, 2023, in Holland, Michigan, leaving behind his wife, Jan Earl Woods, and his faithful friend, Haylee.
Woody was the son of William H. Jr. and Rose (Jones) Woods. He was the sibling who always had a joke ready to lighten the mood or a prank to stir the pot, leaving his sisters, Laura (Robert) Vanderwell, Kate Sprague, and Barb (Brian) Woods-Rawley, in stitches. He also leaves behind 3 nephews, Brian Vanderwell, Ryan Sprague, and Anthony Doest.
Woody was a man of many passions. He was a die-hard Detroit Lions and Tigers fan. He loved the roar of a NASCAR race (Mark Martin) and the thrill of a motorcycle ride. Bowling, golfing, and fishing were activities that allowed him to showcase his competitive side and his love for a good laugh. He was an avid adventurer, often heading up north with friends.
Woody was best described as funny, adventurous, and friendly. His sense of humor was infectious, and he had a knack for making everyone around him feel like they were part of the joke rather than the butt of it. His adventurous spirit led him to countless adventures, and his friendly nature ensured he never met a stranger.
In remembering Woody, it's impossible not to smile. His life was a testament to the power of laughter and the importance of not taking ourselves too seriously. His legacy will live on in the laughter of those who knew him and the stories they share about his antics.
As we bid farewell to Timothy Allan "Woody" Woods, we do so with laughter in our hearts and smiles on our faces, just as he would have wanted. Rest in peace, you funny, adventurous, friendly soul.
Visitation for Woody will be Tuesday, October 10, 2023 from 12pm to 2pm with the service starting at 2pm at Chappell Funeral Home, 637 W. Main St. Fennville, MI 49408. A Celebration of Life will be held at What Not Inn directly after the service for sharing stories, laughter, food and music.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Woody’s name to Ganges United Methodist Church (PO Box 511, Fennville, MI 49408) or Alzheimer’s Foundation (322 Eighth Ave. 16 floor, NY, NY 10001).