Obituary: Cecil M. Woods, 77, of Eureka

Staff Writer
Woodford Times

EUREKA — Cecil M. Woods, 77, of Eureka, died at 10:35 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012, at Maple Lawn Health Center in Eureka, where he was a resident.

Born Oct. 21, 1934, in San Benito, Texas, to Henry and Edith Adams Woods, he married Billy Evelyn Dubree June 29, 1957, in San Benito, Texas. She died Feb. 6, 2009.

Surviving are one daughter, Carla Jo Herd of Washington; one son, David (Teresa) Woods of Lakewood Ranch, Fla.; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; three brothers, Harlan Woods, Richard (Bertha) Woods, Kenneth (Linda) Woods; and two sisters, Faye “Pete” (Carl) Otsuki and Pat (Don) White, all residing in Texas.

He was preceded in death by his parents and wife.

Cecil worked as a systems engineer for IBM for 32 years before his retirement in 1991. He was a member of the Eureka United Methodist Church, Eureka Sportsmen’s Club, EHS Booster Club, and the Hardee’s Coffee Club.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 17, at Argo-Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in Eureka. The Revs. Ron Martz and Doug Hicks will officiate. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home and one hour before the services on Friday. Burial will be in Olio Township Cemetery where military rites will be accorded at the grave.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation. Online condolences may be sent to the family at