John Larry “Papaw” Woody, Kingston

John Larry “Papaw” Woody, age 82, of Kingston, entered into rest early Wednesday morning, January 24, 2024. He was born February 11, 1941, in Benton Station to the late, J.L. & Helen Juanita Woody. He was a faithful member of New Midway Baptist Church and was very dedicated to his family, church, community, and friends. He was a United States Army veteran who served his country proudly for 6 years in the Green Beret. He retired from the K-25 Nuclear Plant where he had worked as a maintenance mechanic. John enjoyed fishing and being outdoors, especially being out on his tractor. He was also an avid gardener and most importantly a family man, always eager to introduce his family to everyone he came in contact with. 

Preceded in death by his parents, J.L. & Helen Juanita Woody; sisters, Doris Tichenor, Elaine Woody, Carol Petty, and Janet Carmack; brother, Mike Woody.


Loving wife of 59 years                     Karin “Oma” Woody of Kingston     

Sons                                                    Jens Woody & wife, Angie of Kingston

                                                            Bryan Woody & wife, Penny of Kingston

                                                            Brent Woody & wife, Brooke of Kingston

7 Grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren

Sisters                                                 Diane Woody of Chattanooga

                                                            Debbie Woody Dagnin & husband, Charles of South Africa

Many extended family members and dear friends

The family wishes to extend their appreciation to Quality Health Care and Amedisys Hospice for their dedicated service & care during his illness.                                                            

Graveside service will be held at 2:00 pm, Monday, January 29, 2024, at New Midway Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Rod Garrett officiating. Military honors will be conducted by the Roane County Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials be made to New Midway Baptist Church. Online register book can be signed at Fraker Funeral Home of Kingston is in charge of all the arrangements.

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