Mr. William Lee Woodrum - STATESBORO - Mr. William Lee Woodrum, , 78 died April 8, 2008 as a consequence of an accident at his home. He was born November 12, 1929 in Statesboro, GA to the late Walter G. Sr. and Elise Woodrum, the second of four children. He has spent a lifetime of dedication to family, to friends and to his Heavenly Father. Following his graduation from Statesboro High School in 1946, Bill served his country for four years in the Air Force, stationed in the United Kingdom, during the Korean Conflict. Bill attended Georgia Teacher's College, and later graduated from the University of Georgia in Agriculture Engineering in 1956. Bill married Joyce Lillian Bailey in 1952, and had three children. They were divorced in 1978. Bill married Essie May Crosby, to whom he was married for 26 years. To his great sorrow, Essie passed away in October, 2007. Upon graduation, Bill took employment with Southern Bell Telephone Company as an engineer, working throughout Georgia. He also served as a Security Investigator for the company. In all he worked for the company more than 30 years. Upon retirement, he worked for H&R Block as a tax preparer, and helped many family members and friends with their taxes. Bill and his family joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Savannah, in 1963. He was devoted to his faith, and served the Lord, the Church and its members in many positions throughout his life, including teacher, financial clerk, ward clerk, bishop's counselor, bishop and high councilor. Bill was actively involved in family history and genealogy research. He loved tending his homestead in Statesboro, hunting and fishing, and making homemade syrup. His greatest joy came from spending time with people he loved. Bill was active in the retirement organization of Bell Telephone, the Telephone Pioneers, where he had served as treasurer and past president. He also was a member of the Bulloch County Wildlife Club where he served as treasurer and the American Legion Post 90. Bill was preceded in death by a brother, Louis N. Woodrum and a granddaughter, Jordan Ann Woodrum. He is survived by his children, William Lee(Cindy)Woodrum Jr., Wanda Elise Woodrum, John David (Kelly) Woodrum; stepdaughter, Diane (Tommy) Garland; 8 grandchildren; his brothers, Walter G. (Eileen) Woodrum, Jr. and Arthur (Mary Alice) Woodrum; a sister in law, Frankie D. Woodrum; two great grandchildren and former wife Joyce L. Woodrum Barker. Visitation will be Friday from 5:00pm until 7:00pm at Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Saturday at 3:00pm at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Interment will be in the Eastside Cemetery. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Ogeechee Area Hospice, P.O. Box 531, Statesboro, GA, 30459. Friends may sign the online register book at www.joineranderson.com . Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home Savannah Morning News April 10, 2008 Please sign our Obituary Guest Book at savannahnow.com/obituaries .
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Published in Savannah Morning News on Apr. 10, 2008