Woodrow DeZarn Sr. (1931 - 2014)

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Woodrow DeZarn Sr., 83, Seymour, passed away Thursday, June 26, 2014, at Schneck Medical Center.
Born Feb. 8, 1931, in Salem, he was the son of William and Daisy I. (Hensley) DeZarn. On June 24, 1950, he married Lois F. Nation in Seymour.
He was a member of Trinity Pentecostal Chapel. He worked on steam engines at New York Central Railroad in Beech Grove before going to Arvin Industries in Seymour in 1950, where he was a floor inspector until the plant closed in 1975. In 1976, he went to work at Cummins Inc. in Columbus until his retirement in 1986. He was a salesman at Bob Poynter GMC and enjoyed doing dealer trades for his friend, Bob Poynter.
An avid sprint car fan, you always could find him at the racetracks Friday and Saturday nights. He watched Jeff Gordon go from racing sprint cars to NASCAR.
He enjoyed buying and selling his homes, trading cars and watching NASCAR.
Survivors include his son, Woodrow "Woody" (LaDonna) DeZarn Jr. of Seymour; daughters, Patricia A. Fish of Seymour and Jennifer S. (David) Baxter of Springville; grandchildren, Scott W. (Shannon) DeZarn, Michael (Ashley) Fish and Melissa Morris; great-grandchildren, Scott W. DeZarn Jr., Ashley K. DeZarn, Trey Morris, Trenton Morris and Cindy Morris; sisters, Wanda Wise of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Ann (Jack) King of Mooresville; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; Lois, his beloved wife of 55 years; brothers, Billie, James, Goffary, Charles and Ben; and sisters, Helen Bowling and Maude Smith.
A funeral service will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Voss Chapel, Seymour, with Brother Larry Dalton officiating. Burial will follow at Riverview Cemetery.
Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Monday and from 1 p.m. until time of service Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Trinity Pentecostal Chapel or Hospice of Schneck Medical Center.
Online condolences and a full obituary can be seen at vossfuneralservice.com.
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Voss and Sons Funeral Service
316 N. Chestnut Street
Seymour, IN 47274
(812) 522-5558
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Published in Tribune from June 27 to July 5, 2014
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