Robert Lee Woods, age 75

Robert Lee Woods, age 75, of Kingston passed away January 30, 2023, at his home surrounded by his family.  He was born August 31, 1947, in Wartburg and was a lifelong resident of Roane County.  He attended New Midway Baptist Church when his health permitted.  He retired after 29 years of working at the K-25 and Y-12 Nuclear Plants in Oak Ridge.  Robert enjoyed camping with his family and dirt track racing at Wartburg and Spring City, known as the Woods Racing team.  He loved his grandkids and spending time with them.  His favorite saying was Confucius says, “Better you than me.”  Preceded in death by his parents, Charles “Charlie” Woods & Estie Woods; Brothers, James & Betty Woods, Gary “Pete” Woods, and Charles Woods; sisters, Betty & Bobby Hawn, June & JC Francis, Donna Sue Woods, Dorthy Woods, and Mary Magdaline Woods; brothers-in-law, Steve Walker, Mack Hall, and Eddie Lemons; father-in-law, Kenneth Clinton.


Loving wife of 56 years             Gail (Gilbert) Woods of Kingston

Sons                                               Robert Woods & wife, Lisa of Cookeville

                                                       Keith Woods of Lenoir City

Grandchildren                             Kayla Woods Arnold & husband, Zach of Cookeville

                                                       Maddie Woods of Lenoir City

                                                       Kolby Woods of Cookeville

                                                       Garrett Woods of Lenoir City

Mother-in-law                             Ruby Clinton of Kingston

Brothers                                       Wayne Woods & wife, Pam of Kingston

                                                       Leslie Woods & wife, Diane of Florida

                                                       Stanley Woods & wife, Cathy of Lancing

Sisters                                           Barbara Hall of Oak Ridge

                                                       Gail Walker of Wartburg

                                                       Helen Putz & husband, Don of Wartburg

                                                       Charlene Hall of Kingston

Sisters-in-law                               Cathy Lemons of Kingston

                                                       Sharon Miller & husband, Bobby of Rockwood

Brother-in-law                            Kenny Clinton & wife, Becky of Kingston

A host of extended family members and friends and special thanks to all the nurses at Quality Care.

The family will receive friends 11:00 – 1:00 pm, Thursday, February 2, 2023, at Fraker Funeral Home with funeral service following at 1:00 pm, in the chapel with Rev. Kenny Clinton officiating.  Interment will follow the service at New Midway Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Kolby Woods, Garrett Woods, Wayne Woods, Travis Lemons, Hayden Brackett, and Chuck Clinton.  Online register book can be signed at Fraker Funeral Home of Kingston is in charge of these arrangements.

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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