Wilson Wallace “Bill” Woods went to be with the Lord on July 11, 2011. He was 98 when he died and according to Bill, “every day is a good day.” Funeral services will be held 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 13th at the Carmichael Funeral Home Chapel in Smyrna with the Rev. Chuck Allen officiating. Interment will be in the Georgia Memorial Park Cemetery in Marietta. Bill was born in Savannah on May 15, 1913. He is preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Eleanor, and by three brothers. Bill was employed by Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph Company for 37 years. He attended the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut and served in the Coast Guard. Bill was baptized in Calvary Baptist Temple in Savannah as a young man and remained active in local churches throughout his life, serving his fellow congregants as a deacon in many. Bill built houses; made anything he (or his family) needed, and loved the low country, gardening, the outdoors, westerns, his gun collection, and children. After retirement, Bill and Eleanor traveled extensively together. Bill was generous, hard working, optimistic and joyful to the end. Bill is survived by two sons and their wives, Bill and Peggy Woods of Marietta and John and Janet Woods of Hampton, Georgia, and by one daughter, Jane Camp of Smyrna, and by twenty grandchildren. Bill’s parting words to his children and many grandchildren were “whatever you do or say, try to please God in all things.”
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Samaritan’s Purse or to the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Carmichael Funeral Home in Smyrna.