Cambria – Joe E. Woods, 69, passed away at 12:26 a.m. on Friday, February 17, 2017 at the Memorial Hospital of Carbondale.
Joe was born on January 24, 1948 to Thomas and Pauline (Murry) Woods. On May 30, 1969 he married Brenda K. Riggs, she survives.
Survivors include his wife Brenda; two daughters, Kathy Jo ‘Kat’ Powell-Watts and husband C.J. Watts of Marion, and April Lee Vaughn and her husband John Vaughn of Hurst; ten grandchildren, Amber Vaughn, Josh Trammel, Claire Vaughn, Victoria Vaughn, J.J. Vaughn, Kloey Powell, Gavyn Powell, Zachary Watts, Logan Watts and Raegan Watts.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Pauline Woods; one brother, John Woods; and one sister, Patsy Potter.
He worked as a coal miner and laborer throughout his whole life. He was a member of the United Mine Workers of America and the Labors Local 883, Marion. This was his career path up until retirement in 2010.
Joe liked to spend time with his rat terrier named Suzy. He was an avid Cardinal’s Baseball fan and also loved to drive the streets of Cambria to see what was going on. When asked what he was doing his response would be “Jimmin’ around.” Joe had a tender heart of gold and loved his family with all he had.
Services for Joe will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at Meredith Funeral Home in Carbondale with Reverend R.H. Chitwood officiating. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery, Carbondale. A time of visitation will be held from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Monday February 20, 2017 at the funeral home.
Memorials are the preferred form of remembrance and may be made to the St. Francis Care Animal Shelter and will be accepted at the funeral home.
To share a story or memory of Joe, please visit, www.meredithfh.com.