Earl Woodard

Earl William

Woodard, Sr.

Swannanoa - Earl William Woodard, Sr., 82, of Swannanoa, passed away Saturday, January 12, 2013.

Mr. Woodard was born July 2, 1930 in Miami, FL. He had been a resident of Buncombe County for most of his life.

Earl's children and grandchildren were the light of his life. He was known by many as "Daddy" and "Granddaddy". Earl retired from Pepsi Cola Company with over 25 years of service. He was also a veteran of the United States Army.

He is preceded in death by his brother, John Woodard.

Earl is survived by his daughter, Stacey Long (Chuck) of Swannanoa; son, Earl Woodard, Jr. (Julie) of Swannanoa; sister, Joyce Woodard of FL; and grandchildren, William Woodard, III, Patricia Butler, Corey Long, and Laura Long.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held Friday, January 18, 2013 at 11:00 am in the Chapel of Harwood Home for Funerals. Burial will be at 12:00 pm at the Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery with military honors.

The family will receive friends Thursday, January 17, 2013 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Harwood Home for Funerals.

Arrangements are in the care of Harwood Home for Funerals, 828-669-2977. www.harwoodhomeforfunerals.com

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Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on Jan. 16, 2013