ROGERSVILLE — John Samuel “J.S.” Woods, Sr., age 95, of Rogersville, passed away Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at his residence.
He was retired from Tennessee Eastman.
Mr. Woods was a charter member and deacon of Tarpine Valley Missionary Baptist Church.
He was a veteran of World War II having served in the U.S. Navy and was stationed at Pearl Harbor following the invasion.
Mr. Woods was 50+ year member of Overton Lodge No. 5 F. & A.M., Hasson Chapter No. 179 Order of the Easter Star; a 32-degree Scottish Rite Mason and a Shriner.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 68 years, Norma Jean Mowl Woods; daughter, Peggy Johnson; parents, Robert and Kate Snapp Woods; grandson, Robert Roberson; sister, Pauline Arnold; brothers, Aldridge Woods, Grady Woods, Donald Woods and Charles Woods; son-in-law, Glenn Simpson.
He is survived by his daughters, Judy Trent and husband, Bruce, Melissa Roark and husband, Stan; sons, Sammie Woods and wife, Kaye, Billy D. Woods and wife, Christy all of Rogersville; grandchildren, Rodney Roberson and wife, Leighann, Rebecca Barnette and husband, Kelly, Samantha Edwards and husband, Chad, Greg Simpson and Haley, Danielle Williams and husband, Brock, Jose Jones and husband, Dustin; great-grandchildren, Morgan, Shelby, Claire, Aidan, Sterling, Cash, Cole, Logan, Sawyer, River and Blair Kate; great-great grandsons, Jameson, Mason, Liam and Axton; sister-in-law, Fawn Woods of Gastonia, NC; several nieces and nephews; special friends, Jane Jesse, Jeff Alley and John Mertz; a special thank you to Callie Peterson, Carol Masters, Garrett Stroud, Christy Bledsoe and Sandra Johnson.
Visitation hours will be from 6 until 8 p.m., Thursday, May 23, 2019 at Broome Funeral Home, in Rogersville. Masonic funeral rites will be performed by Overton Lodge No. 5 F. & A.M. prior to the funeral service. The funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Chaplain Garland Long officiating. The graveside service will be at 11 a.m., Friday, May 24, at the Woods Family Cemetery with military honors provided by the Hawkins Co. Color Guard and the U.S. Navy.
Online condolences may be made at www.broomefuneralhome.com.
Broome Funeral Home, of Rogersville, is honored to serve the Woods family.