Elmer James Woody
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Asheville - Elmer James Woody, 85, of Asheville, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 28, 2014.
Mr. Woody was born in Swain County on April 16, 1928 to the late Lawrence Lloyd Woody and Bertie Mae Collins Woody. Elmer served two tours of duty in the Navy during WWII and Korea. He retired from the Post Office after 37 years.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his siblings, Frank, Fred, Jack, Robert, and Jerry Woody, and Bonnie Messer Weatherman.
Elmer is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Mae Stroupe Woody; son, Ed Woody (Anja), and their daughters, Brooke and Morgan Woody; daughter, Wanda Hubert (Tim), and their daughter, Whitney Sylvester (Enoch); great grandson, Simeon; siblings, Elizabeth Oxner, Kelly Woody, Lawrence "Pete" Woody, and Judy White; special friend, Christy Reynolds; and #2 son, Ricky Burnette.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held Friday, January 31, 2014 at 11:00 am at East Asheville Methodist Church with Reverend Annalee Allen officiating. The family will receive friends following the service at the church.
Burial will follow at 2:00 pm at the Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery.
Arrangements are in the care of Harwood Home for Funerals.
Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on Jan. 30, 2014