James Woodard

James Albert "Woody" Woodard

Sunday, November 27th, 1927 - Sunday, April 18th, 2021
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James Albert “Woody” Woodard, 93, of Palatka, passed from this life on Sunday, April 18, 2021 at Putnam Community Medical Center following an extended illness. Born in Lake Byrd, Florida, he served honorably in the U.S. Army and was a merchant marine. Woody moved from Lake City to Putnam County in 1977 where he worked as a machine operator in Tissue Converting at Georgia Pacific Paper Mill. An outdoorsman, Woody also enjoyed farming, raising cattle and fishing.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew Albert Woodard and Rubye Ellison Woodard as well as 2 brothers, Jackie Woodard and Sylvester “Buck” Woodard.
Woody is survived by his children, Neil Woodard (Dana) of East Palatka, Joe Woodard of Lake City, Gary Woodard of Interlachen and Patricia Verner (Carl) of Interlachen, his siblings, Preston Woodard of Palatka, Corrine Hines of Tampa, Richard Woodard (Gwen) of San Mateo, Miriam Woodard of Orange Park, Bonnie Faye Culpepper of Tampa and Shirley Bishop (Phil) of San Mateo and 4 grandchildren, Heather Woodard, River Woodard, Gary Woodard, Jr. and Mark Verner.
Services celebrating Woody’s life will be at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, April 24, 2021 at Johnson-Overturf Chapel in Palatka with Pastor Terry Wright officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Palatka with the U.S. Army conducting military honors. The family will receive friends Saturday from 10:00 A.M. until the time of services at 11:00.
Memories and condolences may be expressed to the family at Woody’s Book of Memories page at
Arrangements are entrusted to Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka.
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, April 24th, 2021 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Saturday, April 24th, 2021 10:00am - 11:00am
    Johnson-Overturf Chapel
    307 S. Palm Ave.
    PALATKA, FL 32177
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  • Service

    Saturday, April 24th, 2021 | 11:00am
    Saturday, April 24th, 2021 11:00am
    Johnson Overturf Funeral Home
  • Interment

    Oak Hill Cemetery
    2900 Crill Avenue
    PALATKA, FL 32177
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Buck Woodard's Children

Posted at 08:35am
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Jordyn Stevens-Vintage Care

Posted at 03:12pm
It was a blessing to have met this man & a true honor to get to take care of him the past few months. Woody was a funny character, rest easy handsome.
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