Woodrow ( Woody) passed away unexpectedly on Friday July 30th, 2021 at the age of 76. He was born in Detroit and lived his retired life in Hersey, MI. Woody is survived by his children , Michael (Sarah) Sams, Daughter- Rhonda Sams, Grandchildren Zachary Sams, Benjamin Sams, and Myriah Kahlmorgan, and his brother Kenneth Phillips. Woodrow was preceded in death by his mother and father George and Francis Phillips, Sister-Geraldine Sams, Daughter- Deborah Sams, and mother to their three children Cynthia Sue Sams.
Woody loved his family and was so proud of his children and grandchildren. He loved nothing more than to talk to his kids and hear about their day. He absolutely loved being outside on the family farm. Woody had a special place in his heart for Shih Tzu's .
Woodrow was a Vietnam Veteran and served his country proudly in the 1st Cavalry Division.
A private memorial service at Fort Custer National Cemetery is to take place with military honors for immediate family members only.
Published by MilitaryTimes.com on Aug. 4, 2021.