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Clark E. Woods 1947 - 2013
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December 03, 2013
Fran I am so sorry for your loss I don't know if you will remember me or not I worked with you at Bethel elementary in the afternoon. I worked in the library most of the time. I worked during the time when your son passed away. I know how hard it can be to lose a loved one. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.
November 15, 2013
he was the best teacher ever
November 13, 2013
SO SORRY ABOUT YOUR LOSS HUSBAND HE WAS A LOVING TEACHER!!!!!!!!!!
November 09, 2013
Mr woods was the best teacher I've ever had . He was always so nice to me and he helped me a lot in my class and he gave my very wonderful cat. Thank you so much mr woods rest on piece
November 08, 2013
Mr. Woods was a wonderful teacher. One of the best i ever had. He had many storys to tell. He taught me a lot about farm animals and much more. We will miss u Mr Woods. God bless u.
November 08, 2013
Dear Fran and family,
Sorry to hear about your loss. May the Lord give you peace at this time.
Terry and Debbie Carson
November 08, 2013
My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Mr. Woods was the best teacher I ever had. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
November 08, 2013
We are praying for the family.
November 08, 2013
I knew your smile as a student at Hillcrest, Mr. Woods, and you made our graduate class at Brynes so much fun. My prayers are with you, Jennifer, and all of your family and friends. He lived his life's tribute every day, and he will live on in all he touched. Enjoy the rest our Father has given you in Heaven.
November 08, 2013
Dear Frances and family,
So very sorry to hear of Clark's passing. You and I were in the same class but I certainly remember the "upper classmen" and Clark was one of them. It was so wonderful to read about him and his many accomplishments at Hillcrest High. To see such a fine man return to his alma mater and give back so much to the community. I especially enjoyed going to the plant sales. What he did for those kids allowed me to feel I was helping a part of this school. Love, Susan Johnson Hutchinson
November 07, 2013
Fran, as you read all of these sincere thoughts and realize the extent of Clark's touch in so many lives, I hope it will fill you with love and pride. He was an exceptional man with a huge heart. I pray that God will comfort, encourage and give you strength.
November 07, 2013
Fran, Clark and I were classmates/friends at HHS, Class of '65.I am so sorry for your loss and you and your family are in my prayers.I pray for comfort of your hearts in the days ahead. He was loved and admired by so many. How proud you must be of the legacy he left behind.May God Bless you and your family.
November 07, 2013
Our family and Clarks grew up together, went to church together and then my kids had him in school.What an amazing, friend,brother,dad,husband,teacher,but most of all a true Christian.Beside all the things he was reconized for in front of the scenes, there were so many behind the scenes that he did for others!He cared about everyone, especially the kids he taught. Many times he pulled money out of his pocket to buy their lunch,a pack of paper,give them money for a movie because they were having a bad day,but most of all he gave his love and his time to anyone who needed him.An amazing gift he had of knowing when to "step in"For all of us who knew him,we suffer such a loss, but for Heaven, one of your Angels has arrived! Prayers to all the family for peace and comfort in the days ahead.
Alice Lollis Bouchillon
November 07, 2013
I split time between Mauldin & Hillcrest my Senior year (1994-1995) because of Mr. Woods. His reputation was so good that it traveled to Mauldin students who didn't have access to agriculture classes. At that time the two schools were HUGE rivals and crossing that line didn't go over well with a lot of people. I went on to Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College and competed on the Rodeo Team thanks to Mr. Woods encouragement after I was turned down at Clemson. He never let that effect my future success, as I had the highest GPA on the Rodeo Team earning a few buckles along the way. There are thousands of students who came to school every day only because they had him for a class or homeroom. When the new HHS was built, Mr. Woods almost had his "own" school down on the Agriculture end of the building. Going to his classes was like a vacation from real school. Mr. Woods always thought I could be a welder but after many attempts we decided I should stick to growing things. There is no doubt I learned more in one class in one year from Mr. Woods than I did the rest of my 4 years in high school. For that, I am forever grateful. My thoughts and prayers are with the Woods family. Thank you for sharing him with us for so many wonderful years! May God's peace and love surround you.
November 07, 2013
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
November 06, 2013
I was lucky enough to have Mr. Woods as a teacher. There was never a day he wasn't smiling or laughing. His class always made my day. Mr. Woods was one of the few people who had such a passion for what he did. He loved his students, he loved animals but most importantly he loved his family. I always sat next to his desk and he would always tell me stories of his family. My heart aches for you guys as you go through this rough time. Mr. Woods will always be remember through out hillcrest high school, for all the lives he touched. I always looked at Mr. Woods like another grandpa. I will never forget the days we shared together. R.I.P Mr. Woods. It's not goodbye it's see you later.
November 06, 2013
I had Mr. Woods all four years of high school. He was one of the three teachers i came back to visit. He actually is the reason for the career i've chosen. He finally convinced me into becoming a teacher. He was always so easy-going. He rarely ever raised his voice to anyone. He was one of the few teachers at hillcrest that loved his job and loved helping the students achieve their best. He was an awesome person and had a story for anything and everything. My heart is broken for his family because they lost such an amazing man, but heaven gained a more than worthy angel. He and his family are in my prayers. He will remained loved by me and i'm sure the rest of hillcrest also and he'll truly be missed more than words can say.
November 06, 2013
Mr Woods taught me all four years of high school. My heart is broken that he has passed. I have so many memories of him that I well carry with me for the rest of my life. I'm blessed to have had him as a wonderful teacher. He was that rare kind hearted person who was not only a teacher but also a friend
November 06, 2013
Mr. Woods was a great teacher and friend to me. I've known him since my 10th grade year when i took his small animal class, He was a wonderful person to talk to about anything. If it wasn't for him influencing me to volunteer and get involved with animals i wouldn't be going to college next year to become a vet. I'll miss him dearly and wish he could have been at our graduation('14) this year. My pray's go out to his family.
November 06, 2013
Mr.Woods was a wonderful teacher.I always wanted to have his class in school.He was a wonderful person and man could he tell some good stories.He treated everybody the same regardless of who you were.Rest in peace Mr .Woods
November 06, 2013
Great teacher and a great person. He will be missed. Thoughts and prayers are with his family. HHS 2001
November 06, 2013
My prayers and thoughts are with the family. To know Mr. Woods was to love him.
November 06, 2013
Mr Woods was not just a great teacher he was a great friend/role model. We've had some up and downs but he always set me straight. He kept me out of so much trouble. He was always there for me when I need help with anything. He would stop what he was doing to always help or cheer someone up. Every year he would tell the class the same story's over and over but they never got old they were the best ever told. Clark Woods was the greatest/strongest man I've ever met. We love you and miss you dearly!! Rip Mr Woods gone but never forgotten.
Class of 2014
November 06, 2013
He was a great man loved talking to him when I was in school and whenever I saw him outside of school he will be missed
November 06, 2013
Mr. Woods was a great teacher at Hillcrest High and his legacy will live on. My condolences to his family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. HHS class of '89.
November 06, 2013
My prayers goes out to the family. R.I.P. Mr Woods
November 06, 2013
My thoughts and prayers are with his family. I worked with Clark for 13 years and never saw him without a smile on his face or a word of encouragement for his students. He was an exceptional man.
November 06, 2013
Great man..Great teacher. Truly will be missed
November 06, 2013
"Even in grief there is hope. For those who accept the Lord as their Savior, death is not goodbye. It's simply see-you-later." I read this in my devotional today and immediately thought of Clark and his family here on earth. I work at SSI Physical Therapy, and we all loved seeing Clark and his smiling face. May you all take comfort from this quote, in knowing that you will certainly "see him later", and that this good-bye is only temporary.
November 06, 2013
R.I.P. MR.WOODS
November 06, 2013
I am so sorry to hear of Clarks passing. He was always such a good person. I always remember the way he use to laugh when we were children. We played together at Aunt Verdies house, with Dennis,Dale, and Dean. You all are in my prayers. God Bless.
November 06, 2013
In memory of Clark, and also to you, Frances: My high school years were made brighter by the fun times we shared double-dating! Clark was like a brother to me and showed me that the simpler things in life were the most important and that being yourself would cause you to be the happiest person possible. All my love and sympathy,
Angie Weathers Shropshire
November 06, 2013
Mr. Woods was and is a great man and role model that leaves a tremendous legacy for all of us.
November 06, 2013
May God bless you in this time of loss. He was a nice person.He taught my son Joshua and was so good with him. I met him several times at the grocery store and he always spoke to me and often talked to me for a few minutes. I knew then why the students cared about him and loved him so much.
November 06, 2013
In memory of a wonderful, kind hearted man.
November 06, 2013
Mr.Woods was a loving and caring person plus a great teacher. he will always be remembered and he will be truly missed. you will be in my prayers. deepest sympathy..
November 06, 2013
Good man
November 06, 2013
Thanks for always being there for our kids.
November 06, 2013
November 06, 2013
he was a great teacher and a friend.we will miss him we will see him in heaven one day
November 06, 2013
As l set here my heart is broken for the family and all the kids whom had the pleasure of knowing this man. God has angles on earth and Mr. Woods was one of them. I had Mr. Woods 4 years for homeroom . My mom died late my 9th grade year, he always ask if I was ok. His story's gave me a reason to laugh . As a parent myself , it's important to weed out the bad people from your children's life, but even more important to add great people... MY requirement for all 4 of my kids were before graduation you must have Mr.Woods. 3 of them called today, heavy hearted. I had to go get the youngest from school her heart broken. The family of Mr. Woods ; you can be proud. God gave you the gift of calling this great man ( Husband and Dad) My love to all of you for sharing him.
November 06, 2013
RIP Mr. Woods, you were a great teacher loved by all. You will be truly missed.
November 06, 2013
Few people in the world have the gift to impact kids and a community the way Mr. Woods did. The entire Woods Family is blessed to be part of a person that leaves such a Great Legacy. If we all could be half the man Mr. Woods was, we will have succeeded in life. He was my Ag Teacher and 30+ years later, I still use the knowledge he taught and the jokes he told. May God hold you in His hands and give you Peace as we celebrate the life of this wonderful Man.
November 06, 2013
I graduated from Hillcrest with Clark, and he was as fine a man then as he continued to be for the rest of his life. We cherish you, Clark, and always will.
November 06, 2013
Rest in peace dear cousin,you were always admired by everyone.Some of my warmest memories were all of us being together at Papa Adairs house.Now I know for sure that same reunion is taking place with you and all of our loved ones that have gone before.I can see you and Papa Adair smiling and laughing and telling stories and twittling your thumbs.Until we meet again.
November 06, 2013
Fran, you are in my prayers and thoughts at this time. Clark was a great teacher at HHS and a classmate as well when we were students there. Prayers and Hugs!
November 06, 2013
few people in this world can touch as many people as he did me heart goes out to the woods family with their lost.
November 06, 2013
I loving memory of Mr. Clark Woods
November 06, 2013
As a former colleague, I can testify to the fact that Clark was a great man who impacted countless lives. I saw him live out his faith and lead young men and women with a patient and caring spirit that few could ever match. I hope that his loved ones left behind will take comfort in knowing how he changed the world around him for the better.
November 06, 2013
I shall never forget seeing Mr. Woods when I picked my daughter up at Hillcrest after school. He was one of the kindest persons I have ever known. I worked with his son, Brian for a little while. My deepest sympathy for the loss of a wonderful man, husband and father. Heaven has gained another angel. Debbie Alberson Bland
November 06, 2013
Mr.Woods was not just a teacher he was friend, a mentor and inspiration to all. He taught five generations of my family.. I know he will rest high on that mountain.. but I know when he entered Heaven he had the biggest smile on his face because he is with his son... You were one of a kind and will Never be forgotten...
November 06, 2013
Mr. Woods was not only a beloved teacher but like a surrogate grandfather to me. I took one of his Ag classes every year of high school, and got involved with the FFA. I am honored to have had the opportunity to soak up some of his vast wisdom. RIP Mr. Woods.
November 05, 2013
CLARK WAS A SPECIAL PERSON FRANCIS YOU AND THE FAMILY ARE IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS
November 05, 2013
Mr. Woods was the greatest teacher and influence I have ever known. The 4 years I spent at HHS were much brighter because he was always there for us. An advisor, father figure, and role model for us all. Rest in Peace.
November 05, 2013
Mr. Woods was my brothers ag. Teacher and he treated us like family.,RIP WE LIVE AND MISS YOU
November 05, 2013
Mr Woods was not only a great teacher but also a great friend. I have nothing but fond memories of Mr Woods. Every year that I was at Hillcrest (1982-1986) I had him for Homeroom and every year he would let me take roll call which was a privilege. He always had a way of making EVERY student feel special and loved. I remember my Senior year, 1st day of school, nothing but happy screams erupted in the auditorium when it was announced that we once again had the privilege of Mr Woods as our homeroom teacher. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends and also to everyone that his life had an impact on.
November 05, 2013
Mr. woods was a remarkable man that touched everyone that had the pleasure of meeting him. I can't believe that your really gone. I'll always remember your stories and the good times. You taught me there was nothing wrong with a little hard work and dedication could get you through the rest of the way. In my thoughts and prayers always.
November 05, 2013
The man that wont be recognized to people as just a teacher. But as the friend you could always count on.
November 05, 2013
The man that wont be recognized to people as just a teacher. But as the friend you could always count on.
November 05, 2013
Mr. Woods was the best teacher I have ever had. He knew how to connect with each of his students. I know he will be missed by thousands of students he taught. Thank you for all you have done.
November 05, 2013
My deepest sympathy goes out to the Woods family in this time of sorrow. Mr. Woods was a wonderful man who brought so much to many generations of students at Hillcrest High. He will be greatly missed.
November 05, 2013
Mr. Woods was one of a kind. Never had another teacher who cared as much as he did. To his family I hope you find peace in the days,months, and years to come. I'm so blessed to have known such a would man. Mr. Woods you will be missed but forever live in the hearts of your family and all who knew you. R.I.P.
November 05, 2013
So very sorry for Mr. Woods family. He was a wonderful teacher for those who didnt even have his class. He was the true meaning of no child left behind.
November 05, 2013
Mr. Woods was easily the best teacher I have ever had. A wonderful, gentle man who will truly be missed. I am grateful to have known him.
November 05, 2013
Clark Woods made a difference in the lives of many students. One of those is my daughter. He helped her to recognize her gift and brought out the best in her. Our family will always be blessed because we knew him.
We are praying for the family during this most difficult time.
November 05, 2013
He was a great teacher & he has teached me awhole lot in FFA! Mr. Woods you will be missed & thanks for being a wonderful teacher! Praying for y'all! I also remember riding in the simpsonvile parade for the FFA & with Mr. Woods! I will miss you Mr. Woods! Thanks for helping me to become the person I am now!
November 05, 2013
We are heart broken over this. We sympathize with you. I think of my entire childhood with George and Muriel and knowing your home was on the hill. I never had Clark as a teacher. I just always thought of y'all as neighbors. We are so sorry. Our hearts are heavy.
November 05, 2013
Dear Woods family,
Clark touched many lives as a teacher, mine being one of them. He was a wonderful man and any one whom knew him was blessed to have met such a man. May he run the streets of gold and inherit his crown
November 05, 2013
Goodbye Mr Woods. You taught me a lot of things about life that I never fully understood at first, but down the road it hit me like "that was what he was talking about". I loved your stories and how easily you made all of us smile and think. To say you were a simple man would probably be what you would have wanted, but your lessons in life carried a bit of complexity to them. Ones that carried on with the listener far down the road. You were one of the most morally straight people I have ever met. No one could say a negative word about you. Thank you for being there every day for each and every one of us.
November 05, 2013
My deepest sympathy to the family. God bless you all. Thanks be to god for allowing Mr. Woods to be a positive part of so many lives.
November 05, 2013
I am so sorry for the passing of mr.woods.he was my daughters favorite teacher at hillcrest.hey would always smile to the parents as we waited in line to get our kids...he will be truly missed
November 05, 2013
Mr. Woods was a rare breed of teacher; he not only cared about his students - but EVERY student at the school. He was never without a kind smile and easy, calming nature that let you know everything was okay. I can't imagine the loss to the future students at Hillcrest who will not have had the pleasure of knowing this one of kind man. Praying for the entire family and Hillcrest student body.
November 05, 2013
Mr. Woods was a great man, and one of the greatest teachers. He will be greatly missed!!
November 05, 2013
Clark Woods was a kind and caring man. An outstanding educator, he nurtured young lives. His memories will be treasured by many. Thoughts and prayers to the family.
November 05, 2013
MR.Woods you re such a amazing man and touched everyone life that you every came in contact with... may your body be laid to rest but your heart and spirit live on forever
November 05, 2013
Fran and Family, We're going to miss Clark's smile and wave when he passed our house, our conversations at Lowes, hearing about his grandchildren and remembering Muriel and George... He was one of kind. Praying for you the peace that passes all understanding! With Love, Randy and Amelia Masters
November 05, 2013
Mr.Woods was loved by so many! He meant a lot to his students and others who had the chance to get to know him. May God give peace and comfort to his family in this time of sorrow! RIP Mr.Woods! You will be missed!
November 05, 2013
A great man and teacher will be missed by our entire community.
November 05, 2013
Thoughts and prayers are with the family from ours. Mr. Woods was one of the best and honest men I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. He will be extremely missed.
November 05, 2013
November 05, 2013
To family. I'm praying for you at this time. Just know we have gained an angel in heaven. Mr. Woods will be miss very much. I had the honor to know him and an honor it was. Praying for you all! Love y'all.
November 05, 2013
Mr. Woods was a great man who will leave a lasting impression on our community. He was the most kind hearted and nurturing teacher that I've ever had the pleasure of meeting. I'm so grateful to have met such a wonderful person and he will be missed.
November 05, 2013
So sorry, he was a wonderful man as well as teacher...he was loved by all his students and such an inspiration to my son.
November 05, 2013
Clark woods was a great friend, neighbor, and teacher he will be missed by all
November 05, 2013
Fran and family: So sorry to hear of your loss. Clark was a long time friend and will be missed by all that had the privilege to know him. Thoughts and prayers are with you at this time
November 05, 2013
Mr. Woods was a great teacher and an awesome person. He had a big impact on me and so many others. He'll be dearly missed.
November 05, 2013
Mr. Woods was one of the greatest men I have ever known. You were more than a teacher you were a friend, a mentor, and a confidante. Words can not express the gratitude I have for you. Almost everything I know about the inner workings of livestock I learned from you. Without you I would have never joined the FFA and become an officer 2 years in a row because my life was on the path of destruction until you straightened me out. Ill always love you and Ill never forget you.
November 05, 2013
Mr.woods wasn't just my teacher but he was a amazing soul on this earth that I was so blessed to know. He always encouraged me to reach farther in life and always lent a ear when I needed someone to listen. He will be missed by so very many people. I am so thankful to have had him in my life.
November 05, 2013
I'm so sorry to hear about Mr. Woods' passing. Will light a candle in his name.
November 05, 2013
Mr. Woods was an amazing person and the best teacher. He was a patient and kind man. Never a dull moment in my small animal care class. Even as an adult if id see him out and about he remembered me. He will be missed greatly.
November 05, 2013
Your were one of the kindess people I have ever meet. You always had a kind word to say to a someone. You always had a smile om your face. It was fun riding in the simpsonville parade with you and everybody else in the FFA. You will be missed but you are sitting at the feetbof Jesus now and thats where we all hope to be one day.
November 05, 2013
May you rest in peace Mr.Woods. You will be truly missed by so many people. You was an awesome person who loved an cared for everyone. I know that one day we will see you again.

praying for the family. MayGod Comfort you with His love an peace .
November 05, 2013
Mr. Woods was a wonderful teach and a man of faith.He will be missed
November 05, 2013
Mr. Woods was a wonderful man and teacher and will be forever remembered and missed.
November 05, 2013
Mr. Woods was more than a wonderful teacher, he was a memorable and wonderful person. He made everyone feel cared about and like they were more than just another face. He was greatly respected and love and will be forever remembered and missed.
November 05, 2013
Mr Woods was so much more than just your average teacher. Yes he taught the scripted school work well but what he taught us about life and ourselves as individuals was so much more. He never looked at any of his hundreds of children as a failure or trouble maker instead he encouraged the little things that others overlooked. He took the time to be silly but was also to the point. He touched so many lives even of the kids who didn't attend his classes. He gave us all a lesson of our own and I'm sure everyone has their own story of him. I feel sorry for the kids coming through schools now who won't have the chance to be touched by this mans kindness caring and very wise ways. He will truly be missed but always respected and looked up to.
November 05, 2013
Deepest sympathies to Mr. Woods' family. Keeping you all in our thoughts.
November 05, 2013
We are praying for the family. Mr. Woods was a great teacher.
November 05, 2013
November 05, 2013
Mr.Woods was a great and loving man. He was more than just a teacher he was a friend. He will dearly be missed.
November 05, 2013
Good Speed Mr Woods. You as a teacher changed so many lives simply by believing in those who did not even believe in themselves. Your spirt lives on in so many young lives you touched in your 33 years at HHS. Your presence will surely be missed. Your mission here has been accomplished. Rest in Paradise my friend.
November 05, 2013
So sorry for your loss. May god be with you all. Jack. Beth rodgers
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