William Howard 'Billy' Woods

Sunday, June 16, 2013

William Howard "Billy" Woods, 87, of Fillmore passed away on Friday, June 14, 2013.

He was born on Aug. 18, 1925 in Putnam County to Frank M. Woods and Hazel D. Lydick Woods.

Billy was a lifelong farmer, he had also been a school bus driver and postal carrier.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Waldo Woods; a sister Wilma Pauline Cash; a sister-in-law, Ruth Woods; and two brothers-in-law, Robert Cash and Harold Lisby.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Crystal Phillips Woods; two sons, Richard Woods of Plainfield and Eddie Woods and wife Barbara of Okeechobee, Fla.; two daughters, Janet Miles and husband Bill of Fillmore and Judy Clifford and husband Lannie of Cloverdale; a brother, Morris F. Woods of Greencastle; a sister, Thelma Lisby of Coatesville; 10 grandchildren, Mendy Shrout and husband David, Jodie Clodfelter and husband Aaron, Ty Woods and wife Nicky, Ryan Woods, Kerry Miles, Kurt Miles, Kristie Bumgardner and husband Tony, Kimberly Cunningham and husband Jeff, Lana Robinson and husband Shadd and Jason Clifford; 13 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.

A memorial service will celebrate Billy's life on Thursday, June 20 at 2 p.m. at Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home, with Pastor Mike Faust officiating. Inturnment will follow at Fillmore Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Thursday at the funeral home from noon until time of services.

Memorials may be directed to the Fillmore Christian Church or the Fillmore Fire Department.

Condolences and expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at www.BittlesandHurt.com.