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Carroll Wayne "C.W." Woodard

May 1, 1952 — March 1, 2022

Carroll Wayne “C.W.” Woodard, 69, of Mobeetie, passed away on Tuesday, March 1, 2022, in Amarillo.

Services will be at 10:00 AM on Monday, March 7, 2022, at the First Baptist Church of Hedley with Pastor Anthony Knowles of Quail Baptist Church in Quail, Texas, officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors and Crematory.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, March 6, 2022, at 6:00-7:30 PM at the funeral home.

C.W. was born on May 1, 1952, in Memphis, Texas to Eldon and Carolyn Woodard. He attended Hedley High School, graduating in 1970. After high school, C.W. worked in the farming industry for a few years and eventually went to work with his Uncle Johnny on the Shamburger Ranch. C.W. loved ranching and often mentioned that he would have loved to do this kind of work his entire life. He was all cowboy.

In 1988, C.W. received his Associates Degree of Applied Science in feed mill and elevator technology. He worked in this industry for many years. In 2003, he went to work as a correctional officer for the Texas Department of Corrections in Pampa. That same year, he welcomed the DeVuyst family to Pampa and assisted them in the start up of their Red River Dairy and later helped with the building of their organic dairy, Sweetwater Creek Dairy in Mobeetie. He retired from the Department of Corrections in April of 2013, but continued to work part-time for the DeVuyst family, helping with the upkeep both farms’ machinery and electronic equipment until his death.

C.W. loved people dearly. He was well-liked by his coworkers and the people he came into to contact with each day. He was honest and a perfectionist when it came to the work he did. C.W. came from a guitar-picking family. In his younger years, he spent every weekend playing his bass guitar all over the Texas panhandle with the band, Johnny and the Western Plainsmen. He later played with the band, Desperado. As he got older, he still played his bass guitar every chance he got. He even learned to play the fiddle and harmonica. C.W. was an amazing dancer and was involved in square dancing for many years. He was a tough cowboy that loved to hunt and trap, but he was also gentle and kind. He raised an orphaned racoon during his ranching days, and one of his best friends for many years was a dog named Bandit.

C.W. loved to go gold prospecting, hunting, and fishing with his friends. He loved life and spending time with his family. He also liked building things and putting together miniature models of structures. He loved to make home movies too. C.W. enjoyed reading and had an extensive collection of Louis L’Amour western novels. He was passionate about history, especially western history. He very patriotic, loving and respecting our law enforcement and military. Due to a hearing disability from childhood, he was unable to join the Armed Forces, although he tried twice in his twenties. C.W. was extremely intelligent and was a whiz at engineering and figuring things out. There was nothing that he wouldn’t try to figure out for himself.

C.W. is preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife, Joyce of the home; four daughters, Shayla McLane and husband Jesse of Guymon, Oklahoma, Ashley Woodard of Lefors, Leslie Lingenfelter and husband Matthew of Pampa, and Lindsey Brown and husband Brandon of Amarillo; a son, Logan Gillis and wife Chelsea of Lubbock; twelve grandkids; one great-grandkid on the way; two sisters, LeeAnn Green of Huntsville, Alabama and Kelly Martinez and husband Ricky of Wellington; and was loved by several other extended brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins who thought the world of him. He will be sorely missed.

Although there is a big hole in our hearts, we will cherish all the amazing memories we had with C.W. He was an amazing husband, dad, grandad, brother, nephew, cousin, and friend.

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Monday, March 7, 2022

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

First Baptist Church of Hedley

N 3rd St, Hedley, TX 79237

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