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Truman Pendleton (T. P.) Woodward, 95, died Tuesday, December 24, 2013 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He retired from Exxon Mobil after 36 years of service.
Mr. Woodward was reared in Baton Rouge and graduated with a Masters in Petroleum Geology from Louisiana State University in 1940. He was first employed by Standard Oil Company of Venezuela before entering the Army during World War II. He was separated from the Army in 1946 as a Warrant Officer in the Signal Corps where he was a Cryptographic Security Officer.
Upon his return from the service he was transferred to the Carter Oil Company, then an affiliate of The Standard Oil Company (New Jersey), now Exxon Mobil. He worked as a petroleum geologist with Humble Oil and Refining Company in Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Illinois and Texas. He retired in 1977 in Houston, Texas. He and his wife Mary relocated from Houston to Cashiers, N.C. where they enjoyed 20 wonderful years in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
T. P. is survived by his wife of 71 years Mary Parker Woodward; their two children Kay Woodward Nantz and husband Bob Nantz and Truman P. "Chip" Woodward Jr. and wife Sally Woodward; four grandchildren Bob Nantz, Heather Good, Jim Nantz and Allyson Heathcott; and 10 great grandchildren.
Mr. Woodward was a member of Boston Avenue United Methodist Church and various professional organizations.
The family wishes to express their deep appreciation for the loving care T. P. received during the ten years he lived at Montereau Retirement Center and Montereau Health Center. He always said it was the best place with the best people.
A memorial service is planned after the first of the year.

Published in Houston Chronicle on Dec. 29, 2013
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