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Leslie Gene Woods

October 11, 1934 ~ June 11, 2019 (age 84)

Leslie Gene Woods, age 84, passed away on Tuesday, June 11, 2019.  He was born to Carl Manza Woods and Mary Grace Johnson Woods on October 11, 1934, at Goldthwaite, TX where he grew to young adulthood. 

Leslie Gene Woods served in the United States Air Force for 13 years and then joined the United States Army and retired with 22 years military service.

After retiring he pursued a college education and graduated from the University of Texas of the Permian Basin in Odessa, TX with a Masters of Business Administration degree. Until his death, he served in various sales capacities, including as a small business owner.

 He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Jean Woods, and by one sister, Carlene Jones and husband Walter; three daughters, Sherry Covey, Debbie Gill and husband Mike, Karen Crutchfield and husband Robert, step-son Ronnie Rushing and wife Rebecca, ten grandchildren: Elizabeth Kirven, Brittany Klose, Ricky Reavis, Sidney Covey, David Gill, Tiffany Smith and husband Bryan, Michelle Hunt, Rachel Miller and husband Nick, Brandy Avery, Ronnie Rushing and wife Katrina; 12 great grandchildren:  Dasia Kirven, Jasmine Kirven, Ricky Reavis Jr., Audrey Smith, Devin Morrison, Jaelen Hunt, Adrien Hunt, Xander Mill, Brandon Avery and Auriel, Lynda Loncar, Kaelyn Rushing, Andilynn Rushing; and one great great granddaughter Elly Avery.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm Friday, June 14, 2019 at Uptown Church, 1613 Arizona Street NE with Pastor Fred Gurule officiating.

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