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William H Woodard
  • February 05, 1942
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  • July 28, 2011

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William H. “Bill” Woodard, 69, of Edgewater died peacefully on Thursday, July 28, 2011 with his wife by his side.  Bill is a native Floridian born February 5, 1942 in Ojus, FL which is now called North Miami.  He moved to New Smyrna Beach with his family when he was 17 years old.  Bill graduated from New Smyrna Beach High.  While in school he was a disc jockey for the local radio station WSBB where they still play the “Oldies, but Goodies”.  After high school he joined United States Navy and then went on to receive his Associate’s Degree from Daytona Beach Community College.  Bill married the love of his life, Phyllis Ann in 1964 and they settled in New Smyrna Beach to raise their children.   Bill was a true outdoors man.  He loved to travel, kayak, bike ride, and most of all be on the water with his family on their sailboat.  Bill was an avid reader and could always be found with a good book by his side.  He was known thoughout his family and friends as the "Family Cook".  His receipes will be passed down for years to come.  After retirement from the Eddy Corporation he volunteered his time at the Edgewater Public Library.  Another fond quality of Bill’s was his artwork.  His legacy will be treasured for generations.  Bill is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Phyllis; two devoted sons, Jason and his wife, Tricia and Sean and his wife, Adrienne; four cherished grandchildren.    In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial donations be made to Halifax Hospice of Volusia/Flagler, SE Volusia Care Center, 4140 S. Ridgewood Avenue, Edgewater, FL 32132 Private Family Services will be held. 

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  1. 29 Aug 2011
    Blondy says:
    You have shed a ray of snushine into the forum. Thanks!

  2. 08 Aug 2011
    Lucia Seward says:
    I miss you Uncle Bill. I have such fond memories of our time together. It was always filled with adventure, fun, and laughter! Your enthusiasm for the water gave you such joy. It sure did provide endless entertainment for us all. You were an artist, intellect, comedian, dog whisperer, and chef. You brought such joy to those who knew you. You will forever be in our hearts. Love you!

  3. 06 Aug 2011
    Pat F. says:
    My thoughts and prayers are with the family. How sad it is to lose a loved one in death. The Bible speaks of death as an enemy that will soon be brought to nothing. May you draw comfort and strength from the promise at Revelation 21:3,4 where it says in part, "God will wipe all tears from their eyes and death will be no more." Mr. Woodard is now in God's memory with the hope of benefitting from the promises that will be fulfilled under God's Kingdom arrangement.

  4. 05 Aug 2011
    Meredith says:
    You will be missed here on earth Uncle Bill! I will always remember your hearty laugh, awesome sense of humor, zest for life, and the way you cooked up that fish and loved on those dogs! Peace to you.

  5. 03 Aug 2011
    Cindy Bauer says:
    Uncle Bill, oh what memories I have boating on the ocean with you and your boats. Always exciting, fun times that I will always cherish. Whenever I go to the ocean from this point on and look out to where the ocean meets the sky I will think of you. Uncle Bill, you are now in a brighter place, a place of grace, peace and joy. Save a spot for me someday. Rest In Peace Uncle Bill and know you will be missed and your will always be loved.
    Aunt Phyllis, Sean, Jason and families, you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
    Blessings,
    Cindy Bauer

  6. 03 Aug 2011
    Sean says:
    I feel very lucky to have been able to introduce you to my friends as my Father. You were a real life rock star in my world. I am saddened that your time with myself here on Earth was cut short, but I am positive we will meet again. When ever I paddle my kayak, or cast a fishing pole, You will always be on my mind. I am sure you will be right there along for the ride.
    You were a stellar role model and I couldn't of been more proud when you called me your son. You will be greatly missed by all, and I will never say goodbye. I will cya around the next curve!

    Your Loving Son,
    Sean

  7. 03 Aug 2011
    Bob & Sue Oury says:
    Bill was a wonderful friend. He was always ready to take you on a never to be forgotten adventure and/or a bike trip which sometimes turned out to be memorable. He loved people, dogs and life. He will be missed.

  8. 30 Jul 2011
    Kim Dean Myerscough says:
    "While we are mourning the loss of our friend, others are rejoicing to meet him behind the veil." ~John Taylor

    Dear "Uncle" Bill,
    While we here on earth are heartbroken, I take great comfort in knowing that my dad was there to greet you and rejoice in the presence of his best friend once again. I will always fondly remember the love and friendship you shared with my parents for over 30 years. You will be missed tremendously. Someday we shall meet again. Save room for me on the boat!

  9. 29 Jul 2011
    Linda Oury says:
    Uncle Bill...always vital, curious and willing to go on an adventure. We will miss you here on earth but look forward to seeing you in heaven. I'm sure you will make heaven just a bit more exciting.
    Love,
    Linda, Larry and Mikayla

  10. 29 Jul 2011
    Phyllis says:
    My Dear Billy Hoke,
    What an exciting life....Wow, I never knew with you where, when or what was next but one thing I knew for sure was your endless love. Bill, I could write and write, like I talk forever, but thank "God" we said it all to each other. We had alot of years (47) together. "God" has been good to us. Our faith never wavered and our souls grew. You are now in your final eternal home and one of these days we will be together. I will always miss you "My Sweet" and your legecy will live on forever in your children and generations to come .
    I Love You Always....Me

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