Roy J. Woods, 83, of Orange passed away Thursday, December 13, 2012 at Answered Prayer Assisted Living Home in Orange. A graveside service will be at 10:00 a.m., Monday, December 17, 2012 at Orange Forest Lawn Cemetery. Officiating will be Rev. Mike Umbenhaur of First Presbyterian Church of Orange. A gathering of family and friends will be Saturday from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Mr. Woods was born July 5, 1929, in Sanger, TX to James Cecil and Nellie Alice (Curry) Woods. He served in the United States Army and attended the University of North Texas where he earned his Master's Degree in Chemistry. In 1989, he retired from DuPont as a chemist after working there for 32 years. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Orange, the American Chemical Society and Sunset Grove Country Club Mens Golf Association. He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Shirley (Moon) Woods; sister, Francile Sullivan and brothers, Johnny Woods and Cecil Woods. He is survived by his daughters, Denise Woods of Missouri City and Angie Caillier and husband, Ralph of Orange; grandchild, Jason Budd; step grandchildren, Ashley Thompson and husband, Ryder, Rachel Clark and husband, Pat and Zane Caillier; five great grandchildren; niece, Kay Shambaugh and husband, Gregg of Fort Worth; three sister-in-laws, Jean Williams of Hewitt, JoAnn Stanley and husband, Grady of Garland and Lois Gann of Irving and various cousins in Louisiana. Mr. Woods's family would like to thank all of the staff at Answered Prayer Assisted Living Home and Compassion Care Hospice for the care and support their father received. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Answered Prayer Assisted Living Home, 602 Azalea Ave., Orange TX 77630.
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Dec. 14, 2012