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1947 - 2012 Obituary Condolences
RICKEY DEWAYNE WOODS February 18, 1947 - November 22, 2012 A memorial service will be held at New Hope A Place To Connect located at 308 Harrison Street, Taft, on Saturday, December 1, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. for longtime Taft resident, Rickey Dewayne Woods, 65. Pastor Violet Curlee will officiate at the service. Rickey was born on February 18, 1947 in California and passed away on November 22, 2012 in Bakersfield. Rickey enjoyed fishing, hunting, and barbequeing. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and friends. He attended Trinity Life Chapel in Bakersfield. Rickey worked in the mining industry for 45 years and he served his country during Vietnam from 1967 to 1968. Rickey was preceded in death by his father, Bayless Woods; mother, Doris Woods; mother-in-law, Eva Lara; son, Mickey Woods; and by his brother, Ronnie Woods. His survivors include his wife, Dora Woods; daughter, Sherri Sims and her husband, Neal; grandchildren, John and Amy Sims, Cortney Coleman and her husband, Charlie, Whitney and Natalie Woods; great-grandchildren, Brody Gullo and Kamrynn Coleman; brother, Roger Woods; sister, Linda Pilkington and her husband, Steve; father-in-law, Jesse Lara; brothers-in-law and their wives, Jesse and Kim Lara and Randy and Renee Lara; sister-in-law, Bernice Hernandez and her husband, Art; and by several nephews and nieces. In Rickey's own words, "I have died a rich man." A special thank you to all his family and friends. No visitation hours are scheduled. To convey condolences or sign an online registry, please visit www.EricksonAndBrown.com Erickson and Brown www.bakersfield.com/obits
Published in Bakersfield Californian on Nov. 28, 2012
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