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Clark E. Woods

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Clark E. Woods

Fountain Inn

Clark E. Woods, 66, of Fountain Inn, husband of Frances D. Woods, died November 4, 2013.

Born in Greenville, he was a son of the late George and Muriel Woods.

He was of the Christian Faith and was a member of Hillside Baptist Church.

Clark graduated from Clemson University with a Bachelor's of Science and Master's Degrees in Agriculture and attended the University of Florida specializing in education. He taught school for 42 years, 33 of those years teaching Agriculture at Hillcrest High School in Simpsonville.

He was a member of the South Carolina Young Farmers Association; the South Carolina Association of Agricultural Education; Adult Farmers Association; the South Carolina State Forestry Commission, and was advisor of the Hillcrest High School FFA.

Clark received the Hillcrest High School Teacher of the Year awards during the '93-'94, '94-'95, and '01-'02 school years; the Outstanding Agricultural Science Teacher in the '06-'07 school year; the National Association of Agricultural Education Gold Award for 2006 and 2008; the SCAAE Outstanding Teacher Award in 2006; he was the Honorary FFA Advisor in 1997 and received the Honorary FFA Degree in 2000.

He was very active with the Greenville County Pet Rescue.

In addition to his wife, Frances, he is survived by his daughter, Jennifer Woods Shackelford and her husband, Sam, of Spartanburg; his son, Brian Clark Woods and his wife, Denise, of Fountain Inn; two grandchildren, Sam and Katelyn; his brother Reverend John E. Woods and his wife, Loretta, of Fountain Inn; and five nieces and nephews.

Mr. Woods was predeceased by a son, Jeffrey Marshall Woods.

A Memorial Service will be held at the Hillcrest High School Stadium on Saturday, November 9, 2013 at 1:00 p.m.

A private burial will immediately follow the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Greenville County Humane Society, in memory of Jeffrey Woods, 305 Airport Road, Greenville, SC 29607; or to the Hillcrest High School FFA, 3665 S. Industrial Drive, Simpsonville, SC 29681.

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Published in The Greenville News from Nov. 6 to Nov. 8, 2013
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