Clennie ìDeanî Woody, 82, of Hendersonville died Friday, February 6, at the VA Medical Center in Asheville. A native of McDowell County, he was the son of the late Burnett Jennings and Lennie Duncan Woody. He was also preceded in death by two sisters and six brothers. A resident of Henderson County since 1962, he had served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was awarded the Purple Heart and the Korean Service Medal with two bronze stars. More recently, he was awarded the Presidential Unit Citation for his service in Korea. He was employed with the Outdoor Lighting division of General Electric, working in engineering and marketing until his retirement in 1988 after 25 years with the company. He was a member of First Baptist Church Hendersonville and served as a Deacon and taught a Menís Sunday School Class. He also was a Scout Master in the Boy Scouts for many years and was a member of Gideonís International and the Hendersonville Lions Club.
Mr. Woody is survived by his wife of 58 years, Jennie Herrell Woody; three children, Steven Dean Woody and his wife Susan of Rock Hill, SC, Kenneth Neal Woody and his wife Lisa of Knoxville, TN and Angela Faith Eudy of Hendersonville; seven grandchildren, John, Michael, Lauren, Timothy and Benjamin Woody and Anna and Drew Eudy; a sister, Joyce Ann Greene and her husband Claude of Mebourne, FL and very many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, February 14, in the chapel of First Baptist Church Hendersonville. Rev. Steve Scoggins will officiate. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service at the church. A private committal service will be held at Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Mission Possible, c/o Chaplain Alan Woody, P.O. Box 836 Inverness, FL 34451 or to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517 Topeka, Kansas 66675.