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Gary Woods Jr., 49, a devoted and loving husband, father, son, and brother went to be with our Lord on Sunday, March 9th, 2014 surrounded by his family after a courageous 2 year battle with cancer. He was born in Phoenix on June 18, 1964 to Gary Sr. and Linda Woods. He started his 25 year career with Honeywell as a machinist and volunteer firefighter. His commitment and passion for safety lead him to the position of Fire Chief, which he held for several years. He concluded his career with Honeywell as a Health Safety Environmental Specialist at the Avionics Product Center. His passion was his family and his favorite hobby was flying RC planes. He serves as an inspiration as a parent and an exemplary man. He is survived by his wife Lori of 19 years, daughters Dana and Sara, parents Gary Sr. and Linda, brother Jim, sister-in-law Amy, niece Hannah, and nephew Jake, among many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Services will be held at Community of Grace church located at 10561 West Pinnacle Peak Road Peoria, Arizona 85383 on Saturday March 15th, 2014 at 11:00am. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to The American Cancer Association and designate for lung cancer. Please visit the Regency Mortuary website at regencymortuary.com for more information and options.
Published in The Arizona Republic on Mar. 12, 2014