William V. “Woody” Woodruff, 83 of Gillespie, died at Heritage Health of Gillespie on Sunday, November 13, 2022. He was born on July 16, 1939, in Gillespie to Wayne Woodruff and Ellen Heyen Davidson.
He married Janice Ward Woodruff on March 18, 2002, in Memphis, TN. She preceded him in death on October 7, 2019. He was a retired truck driver. William was a member of the US Army Reserves. He was a member of the Gillespie Lions Club, Gillespie Bass Club and VFW Post 4547 of Gillespie. He enjoyed the St. Louis Cardinals, fishing, playing cards, riding a bike and drinking a beer.
He is survived by his children, Beth Ann (Larry) Johnson of Osage, IA and Jeff Broderick of Los Angeles, CA; step-children, Dan Welch of Carlinville, IL, Darren (Cindy) Welch of Gillespie, Gina Corbin of Gillespie, and Donna Welch of Staunton; grandchildren, Devynn and Piper Johnson, Dustin (Christine) Welch, Courtney (Isaiah) Law, Misty Fritz, and Summer Johnson; 5 great-grandchildren; and sisters, Sally (Bob) Labby, Mary (Norman) Engelke, and Mary (Tom) Schwab.
William was preceded in death by his spouse; mother and step father, Ellen and Bill Davidson; father, Wayne Woodruff; and sister, Barb Welsh.
Friends may call on Wednesday, November 16, 2022, at Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie from 10:00 until 11:00 a.m. Funeral services are Wednesday, November 16, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie.
Burial will be at Gillespie Cemetery, Gillespie. Memorials are suggested to Alzheimers Association. Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie is in charge of the arrangements.