Donald C. Woods

Posted August 29, 2013 at 12:23 pm

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Donald C. Woods, 94, passed away Friday Aug. 23, 2013, in his home in Buffalo.

He was born on Nov. 23, 1918, in Ozark the son of Elmer and Shrilda Woods.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Bertha; parents; and one older sister, Helen.

He is survived by his son, Don Woods Jr., and wife, Joan, – Bolivar, grandchildren – Chris and Cheryl Woods – Chicago, IL, Jeff Woods and his partner, Miguel Barrio – New York City, NY and Shelley and Andrew Wheeler – Norman, OK; four great-granddaughters – Addison, Ella and Avery Wheeler, and Harper Woods; and one niece, Carolyn Patterson, and husband, Danny.

Don and Bertha Woods were the founders of Woods Supermarkets. They were well respected in the supermarket industry in the state of Missouri. Don will always be remembered for his integrity in how he ran his business, his incredible sense of humor and his unending love for his family and the people that he worked with every day.

He was an Army Veteran of WW II and received the Purple Heart.

His service was Monday, Aug. 26, in the Buffalo First Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Greenwood Cemetery in Bolivar under the direction of the Montgomery-Viets Funeral Home of Buffalo.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Buffalo YMCA.