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Obituary: Terry "French Fry" Woodard, Columbus

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Terry "French Fry" Woodard, 54, of Columbus, passed away Monday, March 17, 2014, at St Vincent Hospital-Seton Specialties.

He had previously been employed at Lear Plastic Factory in Edinburgh and was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where he served as an elder. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, loved to sing and enjoyed going to nursing homes to sing with a group.

Funeral service will be conducted at noon Thursday at Norman Funeral Home in Hope with Bishop Bryan Busselberg officiating. Vistation will be from 10:00 a.m. until service time on Thursday. Burial will be at Hope Moravian Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Born September 26, 1959, in Seymour, Terry was the son of James Earl Woodard and E. Lucille Engelking Essex. He married Marsha Lee Ann Robinson December 16, 1989, and she preceded him in death in

November of 1997.

Survivors include his mother, Lucille, and stepfather, Gene P. Essex, of Hope; a sister, Kate Engel (Grey Fugate) of North Vernon; a brother, Wes (Melanie)Woodard of Greensburg; a stepbrother, James Essex of Hope; a stepsister, Tres (A.J.) Bingham of Whiteland; and several nieces and nephews.

Terry was preceded in death by his father, James; his wife, Marsha; his grandparents, Earl and Lela Woodard and Francis and Monice Engelking; his aunt, Patricia Tidd; a nephew; and two cousins.

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