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Floyd E. "Horkey" Woodcock

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BENNINGTON -- Funeral services for Floyd E. “Horkey” Woodcock were held at the Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Home on Tuesday morning. Officiating was the Rev. John Foster, chaplain of the Vermont Veterans Home. Personal reflections and memories were offered by Mr. Woodcock’s sons, Floyd Jr. and David Woodcock. Special musical selections for the service included “Amazing Grace,” “Just A Closer Walk with Thee,” “On Eagles’ Wings” and “God Bless the USA” by Lee Greenwood. Burial took place in the family lot in Oak Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Foster offering the committal prayers.

Military honors were provided by American Legion Post 90. Folding the American flag of the World War II Army veteran were Commander John George and Leo Bisson. The flag was presented to Mr. Woodcock’s daughter, Lisa Bump, by Commander George. A military tribute was offered by Christine Frazier of Post 90 Auxiliary. Taps were sounded by Barbara Clayborn.

Serving as bearers were John George, Kenneth George, David George, Michael George, David George Jr. and John George Jr. A reception followed the committal services at the American Legion Hall in Pownal. On Monday evening, at the Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Home, several groups paid their respects and held services in which Mr. Woodcock had been affiliated, including several stock car racing teams, the Pownal Fire Department, Pownal Valley Fire Department, Fraternal Order of Eagles with Frank Stratton Jr. and Thurston Mattison conducting services, Elks Lodge No. 567 with Exalted Ruler David Miner leading the service, and American Legion Post 90 with Commander John George conducting the service.

Mr. Woodcock, 82, a resident of Cardinal Boulevard in Pownal, died July 9, 2004 at his home surrounded by his family.

Arrangements were under the care of the Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Home.
Published in Bennington Banner on July 14, 2004
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