Service for Charles Franklin Woody will be 3:00 p.m., Friday, September 23, 2022 at MMS-Payne Funeral Home Chapel, burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery. Friends may visit at the funeral home on Thursday from 2pm-8pm, with family receiving visitors from 6pm-8pm. Charles passed away on Tuesday, September 20, 2022. He was 86.
Born August 4, 1936 in Claremore, Oklahoma to Olgie and Julia Izzabelle (Bentley) Woody, Charles attended Sequoyah Schools, graduating with the class of 1954. He enlisted with the US Army in 1956 and proudly served his country. Donny Dennis, a lifelong friend, introduced Charles to Shirley Ann Chambers, the rest is history, they were married on March 30, 1956 and made Claremore their home through the years.
When Charles was honorably discharged from the Army, he began working as a valve assembler for Dover Norris, after 24 years of faithful service, Charles opened his own sign company, Green Country Signs, with later became City Signs. He also was Shirley's biggest helper on her business ventures, Shirley's Sun Shine Shop, the antique malls and later Woody's Auction. Charles enjoyed fishing and hunting, but most of all he loved spending time with his family and especially those grand and great grandchildren. Always on the look-out for the next bargain, Charles enjoyed checking out garage sales and estate sales.
A wonderful father, grandfather and friend, Charles will be missed by all who knew him. Those family members that survive include his sons Chuck Woody and wife Vonda and Jarett Woody and wife Marti; his grandchildren Andrea Mildren and husband Brandon, Jennefer Brownlow, Bryan Alan Woody and wife Wendy, Christopher Floyd Woody and wife Maggie, Joshua Woody and wife Olivia, Brittany Hipp and husband Nick, Destiny Peace and husband Jessy, and Logan Mathew Woody; great grandchildren Adrianna, Brianna, Saint, Brody, Dakota, Talya Landon, Khloe, Evelyn, Dalyla, Lea, Henry, Ellie, Knox, Mason, Jackson, and Kaycen; brother and sister-in-law Duge and Bunny Chambers and sister-in-law Charlotte Chambers. Charles was preceded in death by his parents, wife Shirley Woody, his 3 sisters Estelle, Geneva, Mamie, and brother-in-law Jerry Chambers, mother and father-in-law Marie and Floyd Chambers.