Carl E. Woodard, 88, of Rockville died at 4:20 a.m., December 29, 2005, in the Royal Oaks Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center at Terre Haute.
Born September 22, 1917, at Coloma, Ind., he was the son of the late Lawrence C. Woodard and Bertha Featherston Woodard.
He was a retired farmer and also retired from the Ohio Oil Co. in Catlin, Ind., after many years of service.
He attended school in Coloma and graduated from Montezuma High School. He was a decorated Army veteran of World War II, serving as a Master Sergeant and received an EAME Theatre Ribbon with six bronze stars and a good conduct ribbon.
He served with the 835th Bomb Squadron in Normandy, northern France, Rhineland, Central Europe, Ardennes and Air Offense Europe.
He was also an author of two books and a column in the Parke County Sentinel titled, "The Way It Was On Tick Ridge."
Memberships included Montezuma Lodge No. 89 F&AM (50 years), Parke County Low 12 Club, American Legion Fellenzer Post 48 in Rockville, Terre Haute VFW, Amvets Post 61 in Rockville, Rockville Elks Lodge No. 2471, 486th Bomb Group Association. He served on the Parke County Fair Board and and the fair Swine Superintendent. He also served on the Parke County Council.
Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Grace Snodgrass Woodard, whom he married on May 3, 1941, in Coloma; two sons, Charles E. (Donna) Woodard of Rockville and Larry J. (Gail) Woodard of Rockville; two daughters, Martha Jean Alexander of Brazil and Mary Lou Thomas of Rockville; a brother, Billy Joe Woodard of Detroit, Michigan; nine grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Margaret Smith.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in Gooch Funeral Home, 112 Howard St., Rockville, with the Rev. William Flanigan officiating.
Burial with military graveside honors will be in Memory Garden Cemetery, Rockville.
Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home with Masonic services at 7 p.m. and visitation continuing before services on Saturday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Coloma Friends Church, 1511 N. Midway Road, Rockville, IN 47872 in his memory.
Friends may sign an online guest register at www.goochfuneralhome.com.