James E. Woodward

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, May 14, 2008

WILLIAMSBURG—James “Jim” E. Woodward, 65, of Lanexa, died May 9, 2008 in his home.

He was born April 14, 1943, in Suffolk, to Jean E. and Helen Spain Woodward. He was a graduate of Windsor High School, served in the National Guard and retired from the Cheatham Annex Naval Base as an electrician.

He participated in a cancer support group and will be remembered as a kind and loving husband, father and grandfather, who had a passion for fishing, the outdoors and groundhog hunting.

Survivors include his wife, Candy Woodward of Lanexa; his son, Jean E. Woodward and wife Tracie of Williamsburg; daughters, Kimberly W. Moore of Parkersburg, W.Va., and Michelle L. Vance, of Minneapolis, Minn.; four stepchildren, Irvin L. Stephens Jr. of Franklin, Amy S. Aston of Williamsburg, Eva Marie Chambers of Barhamsville, Va., and Duane Staskiel of Lanexa; 15 grandchildren; two sisters, Pat Woodward of Buchanan, Va., and Debbie Burke and husband Mark of Buchanan; as well as his beloved pet, Shelley.

He was preceded in death by his father, Jean E. Woodward and his mother, Helen Spain Woodward, both of Windsor.

A memorial service was held Monday in Tabernacle United Methodist Church, 20051 Tabernacle Road, Barhamsville, VA 23011. The Rev. Tom Tipton officiated. Visitation will not be observed.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 1547, Glen Allen, VA 23060-1547, in lieu of flowers.

Bucktrout of Williamsburg was in charge.