Sidney Woods, 87, a resident and native of Paincourtville, was born Sunday, Feb. 13, 1927, and passed away Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014 at home.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until funeral time Saturday at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Paincourtville. A Mass of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the church, with burial in the church cemetery.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Anite Richard Woods; daughters, Marlene Hebert and husband, Lawrence II "Larry," and Gail Newchurch and husband, Anatole Jr. "Toddy"; brother, Louis Woods; grandchildren, Lawrence "Larry" Hebert III, Rusty Hebert, Jennifier "Jenny" Newchurch Templet, and Elizabeth "Betsy" Newchurch Landry; 13 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Johnny and Annette Simoneaux Woods; and brothers, Wilson and Philip Woods.
Sidney was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of the American Legion and Paincourtville Volunteer Fire Department. He was a retired sugarcane farmer with Woods Farms and retired employee of LeBlanc Westfield Sugar Mill. He loved to make swings, rockers, and gliders and donate them to local church and school fairs as auction items.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in his name may be made to Saint Elizabeth Catholic School.
Landry's Funeral Home in Thibodaux is in charge of arrangements.
Landry's Funeral Home - Thibodaux
821 Canal Blvd. P.O. Box 470 Thibodaux, LA 70301
Published in Houma Today & The Daily Comet from Aug. 21 to Aug. 22, 2014