Joseph R. Woods

February 4, 2019

Joseph R. Woods, 97, of Frankfort, died February 4, 2019 at Wesley Manor.  He was born June 6, 1921 in Princeton, Ind. to Carl L. & Leona (Woods) Woods.  He married Alice E. Meredith on June 22, 1947 and she preceded him in death on October 28, 2001.

Mr. Woods was a 1936 graduate of Princeton High School, and a 1948 graduate of Purdue University with a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering. A veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps, he served from July 10, 1942 – January 20, 1946, during WWII.  He was a tactical recon pilot in the 107th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron in the European Theatre.    He moved to Frankfort in 1956.  Joseph worked for P.R. Mallory Controls as an electrical engineer, retiring on June 30 1986.  He was an FCC Amateur Radio Operator Advanced License, and in the PI Kappa Alpha Fraternity at Purdue University.  Joseph held a commercial pilot rating following the war.  He enjoyed designing and building amateur radios.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be 10-11 a.m. Saturday, February 9, 2019 at Wesley Manor Chapel, 1555 N. Main St., Frankfort. Funeral Celebration will begin at 11 a.m. at the chapel. Entombment will be in Green Lawn Mausoleum. Memorial donations may be made to Wesley Manor or St. Matthews United Methodist Church.

Survived by:

Daughter: Ellen A. (Dow) Roettger of West Des Moines, IA, 2 Sons: Richard M. (Barbara) Woods of Vincennes, IN, Donald N. (Cheryl) Woods of Dallas, TX, 11 Grandchildren and 17 Great Grandchildren.

Preceded by:

In addition to his parents and his wife of 54 years, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Emily S. Shipper, brother, William A. Woods and a sister-in-law, Marilyn Woods.


Leave your Condolences

8 Condolences for “Joseph R. Woods”

  1. Butch Huffer February 5, 2019 at 2:13 pm

    So sorry for your loss, I am sure he is in a better place. My prayers are with you. I worked with Joe for a number of years at Mallory Controls. He was one of the good guys. God Bless

  2. Carol Ann Henderson February 6, 2019 at 9:49 am

    Ellen, Dick & Don:

    We were so sorry to read of the loss of your father. 97 years is quite remarkable. The loss of a parent is never easy….know that our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Carol Ann and Martin Henderson
    Sarasota, Florida

  3. Richard Rayles and Helen February 6, 2019 at 10:21 am

    So sorry hearing about Joe passing. We all loved him.

  4. Barb Fausett February 6, 2019 at 3:06 pm

    Ellen & Butch, We are sorry to see your Father’s obit in the Times today. May the Lord give you comfort in your grief & the assurance that he is in the loving arms of Jesus. May you find peace in your souls. Our love, Barb & Wayne Fausett.

  5. Emily Kirkpatrick February 7, 2019 at 7:28 am

    I cared for Joseph for well over a year, and I loved every second of it. My sweet sweet Joey…I truly loved this man as if he were my own heart breaks for everyone suffering the loss of him, however, I am grateful that he is with our Heavenly Father looking down on us. Saying prayers for all those mourning and reminiscing today on all of the memories I have with Joseph. God bless.

  6. Rita Neidlinger February 7, 2019 at 3:14 pm

    I send my condolences to the family. I worked for Joe at Mallory for several years. He was always so calm and the sweetest man, so easy to work for. My prayers are with you all in your loss.

  7. Rosemaey Crockett February 8, 2019 at 8:48 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. I had the privilege of getting to know Joe at Wesley Manor. He was a good man. His eyes would light up when his family would all come to visit. Dick, Ellen and Donald. I will keep you in my prayers

  8. Jacque Douglas February 13, 2019 at 6:27 am

    Ellen & Butch, thinking of you and sending my condolences. No matter how old we are, the death of a parent leaves a void in our lives that is never filled. I’m sure you have many fond memories that warm your hearts. God bless.

    Jacque Douglas

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