OSCAR, Ky. -- Edward I. Woodruff, 79, died Feb. 7, 2012, at Medco in Paducah.
Originally from Wyatt, Mo., son of the late Luther Earl and Helen Dismore Woodruff, he moved to Oscar in 1964. He began working as a deckhand on the river for ACVL in 1973 and retired in 1992. He was of the Baptist belief.
He married Freida Essari who preceded him in death.
One son, one brother and one sister also preceded him in death.
Survivors include: three sons, Tommy Essari of the state of Oklahoma, Edward Woodruff Jr. of Maceo and Charles Woodruff of Oscar; one daughter, Connie Shelton of Clarksville, Tenn.; two sisters, Ella Culp of Sharp and Paulie Parham of East Prairie, Mo.; and 14 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
Services were conducted today at the Morrow Funeral Chapel in LaCenter with the Rev. Don Pippin officiating.
Burial followed in the Barlow Cemetery.