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Obituary: Michael D. Woods, Martinsville

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Michael D. Woods

Michael D. Woods, 54, passed away Monday evening, Feb. 4, 2013, after a six-month courageous battle at the St. Vincent Seton Specialty Hospital in Indianapolis. He was a resident of Martinsville.

Michael was a spirited man and deeply loved by his family. He wore his heart on his sleeve.

Michael was born Nov. 20, 1958, in Franklin to his parents, Robert Dale and Mary Jane (Hamilton) Woods. He was a 1977 graduate of Indian Creek High School and went on to earn a degree in diesel mechanics from Lincoln Technical Institute in 1983.

He married Teresa L. (Emery) Woods on July 13, 1979, in Martinsville. She survives after 33 loving years.

Michael also is survived by his father, Robert D. Woods of Martinsville; his wife; and children, Michelle L. (Ryan) Dyer and Michael E. Woods, both of Martinsville. He will be remembered by a sister, Roberta Sue (Ted) Saras of Hoffman Estates, Ill.; a brother, James Matthew (Shelly) Woods of Martinsville; stepfather, Joe Stover of Morgantown; mother-in-law, Loretta Emery of Martinsville; and three grandchildren, Zachary D. and Elijah M. Dyer and Hayden Michael Woods, all of Martinsville.

Michael was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Jane Woods, who passed away Dec. 31, 2012.

He worked as a concrete driller for several companies in Indianapolis and was a member of the Laborers Union Local 120 in Indianapolis. Prior to that, he worked as a truck driver for Keller Trucking in Morgan County.

He was known as the “Chef of the House” and was referred to as the “Pie Man” for his ability to cook and bake.

Michael enjoyed visiting amusement parks, boating and relaxing on the beach with his family. He also enjoyed listening to loud music, mowing, visiting with neighbors, mushroom hunting, bird watching and tending to the family pool.

Family friend Mr. Kyle Hunter will conduct a funeral service at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Meredith–Clark Funeral Home, Cremation and Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry St. in Morgantown. Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday and from 9:30 a.m. until service time Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be at East Hill Cemetery in Morgantown.

Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Michael to the Alzheimer’s Association, 9135 N. Meridian St., Suite B-4, Indianapolis, IN 46209.

Expressions of caring and kindness can be made to the Woods family at www.meredith-clark.com.

Information: 812-597-4670

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