ARLINGTON, Texas - Guy William Woodard, 81, formerly of East Prairie, Mo., died at 4:18 p.m. Jan. 17, 2003, at the Arlington Memorial Hospital.
Born July 24, 1921, in Wolf Island, Mo., son of the late Guy and Nellie Britt Woodard, he was a member of the Nelson Memorial Methodist Church, where he served on the board, and had also served several terms as councilman for the City of East Prairie. He served with the U.S. Air Force 8th Squadron during World War II and flew 35 bombarding missions over Europe in the B24. He was awarded numerous medals including the Air Medal with Five Oak Leaf Clusters.
Following the war, Woodard returned to East Prairie to farm and later operated the Woodard Equipment Company. For the past 24 years, he has lived in Arlington, where he retired in 1991 from the Trammel Crow Companies as director of security for the Dallas Communications Complex in Irving.
On Dec. 5, 1948, he married Dorothy Dean Durbin who survives of the home.
Other survivors include: one son, Samuel Durbin Woodard of Arlington; one daughter and son-in-law, Deborah and Steve Fugate of Arlington; three brothers, Charles Woodard of Sacramento, Calif., Carl Woodard of Camarillo, Calif., and Jake Woodard of Whiting, N.J.; three sisters, Lorene Allen Lucille Morris and Reva Munson of East Prairie; and one grandson, Gavin Woodard Fugate of Arlington.
Four brothers and one sister preceded him in death.
Visitation begins at 6 p.m. today at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Graveside rites will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at the IOOF Cemetery near Charleston, Mo., with Burl Britt and Jim Quist officiating.