WALDENBURG — Partner and spouse, William “Woody” Wooden and Cecelia Florio Wooden, 72 and 71, handed absent Oct. nine, 2020, and Sept. 29, 2020, respectively. William and Cecelia were being married 47 loving decades.
For the duration of their life, William liked to bass fish and Cecelia liked to do the job in the yard. Collectively, both of those William and Cecelia invested numerous several hours loving on their grandchildren.
William “Woody” Wooden, 72, was born June 20, 1948, in Jonesboro to R.H. “Hamp” and Patricia Wooden. He was a member of the Weiner Initially Baptist Church. For the duration of his lifetime, William labored as an agricultural pilot and, along with his spouse, was proprietor of Woody’s Bar-B-Q in Waldenburg.
William also served the city of Waldenburg as its mayor. In addition to serving his city, William served his nation in the United States Navy, serving in the Vietnam War as an plane motor mechanic.
William was preceded in loss of life by his mom, Patricia Prestidge Wooden.
He leaves at the rear of his father, R.H. “Hamp” Wooden.
Cecelia Wooden, 71, was born April two, 1949, in Providence, R.I., to John and Edith Florio. She was a member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Weiner. Cecelia also served the city of Waldenburg as a member of the metropolis council, and as co-proprietor of Woody’s Bar-B-Q.
Cecelia was preceded in loss of life by her mothers and fathers, John and Edith Flippin Florio, and sister, Elizabeth Distasio.
She leaves at the rear of her sister, Lorraine Dumerer.
Collectively, William and Cecelia go away at the rear of their sons, Charlie (Renae) Wooden and Ross (Sarah) Wooden daughter, Edie (Mark) Johnson grandchildren, Joshua Johnson, Taylor Johnson, Eric Johnson, Isabella Wooden, Landon Wooden and Savannah Wooden good-grandchildren, Callahan Johnson and Adelaide Johnson and nephews, William Distasio and Christopher Distasio.
A graveside support for both of those William and Cecelia will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday in Waldenburg Cemetery. Burial will observe the companies.
Close friends and household of the few will provide as pallbearers. Bobby Joe Smith will provide as honorary pallbearer.
In lieu of bouquets, the household asks that donations be created in William and Cecelia’s honor to the Weiner Volunteer Hearth and Rescue Division, 101 N. Washington St., Weiner 72479.
We are complying with the Arkansas Division of Well being directives. All attendees will have to supply and use masks at the graveside support.