RIVERTON - Daniel P. "Woody" Woodward, 84, of Riverton, died at 2:55 a.m. on Sunday, April 28, 2013, at Lewis Memorial Christian Village.
Daniel was born December 8, 1928, in Sparta, IL, the son of Harold O. and Edna Palmer Woodward. He married Carole Ann Dost on February 24, 1957, in Springfield.
Daniel was a graduate of Lanphier High School in 1946 and proudly served our country in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. He was a charter member of the Illinois National Guard 183rd Fighter Group. He worked for Sangamo Electric for 31 years and then as a security guard for the Illinois Supreme Court. He was a member of Riverton Christian Church, the Illinois Pilots Association, and the Vintage Iron Riders. Daniel enjoyed flying since 1946, motorcycle racing, and was a great storyteller.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Harold O'Dell Woodward; and a sister, Janice Black.
He is survived by his wife, Carole Ann Woodward of Riverton; two daughters, Wendy W. (husband, Russ) Nation and Claudia K. (husband, Ron) Hudgins, both of Riverton; one son, Clayton "Lee" (wife, Sue) Woodward of Spaulding; four grandchildren, Tim, Sara Beth, Spencer and Sean; three great-grandchildren; one sister, Barbara Jean Griffin of New Braunfels, TX; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation: Family will receive friends from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 2, 2013, at Kirlin-Egan and Butler Funeral Home, 900 S. 6th Street, Springfield.
Funeral Ceremony: 10:00 a.m. on Friday, May 3, 2013, at Kirlin-Egan and Butler Funeral Home with Rev. Grant Ray officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery with military honors.
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