Clyde “Woody” E. Woodson, Jr., 73, of Gladstone, MO, passed away April 25, 2020. Family services are being held at this time. A public Celebration of Woody’s life will be announced at a later date.
Woody was born June 2, 1946, in Los Angeles, CA, to Clyde and Laverne Woodson. He served in the US Navy from 64-68 and the Reserves until 1970. Woody served three tours during the Vietnam War on the USS Ranger as an Aviation Ordnanceman. He married the love of his life, Vicky McGinnis, on November 7, 1969. They raised two children in the Glenaire community and he worked as a switchman for Missouri Pacific, later Union Pacific. Woody retired after 34 years with the railroad. He was a hot-rodder who built four vehicles and enjoyed helping others with theirs.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Clyde and Laverne; and his brothers, Harley and Charlie Woodson.
Woody is survived by his beloved wife of 50 years, Vicky Woodson; his children, Buffy Tomlin (William) and Troy Woodson; his grandchildren, Connor, Keely, Kinsey, Austin and Haley; and other relatives and friends.