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William M. “Bill” “Woody” Woodford


William Max “Bill” “Woody” Woodford was born October 12, 1954 in Des Moines, Iowa and departed this life on June 25, 2024 at Lee’s Summit Medical Center in Lee’s Summit, Missouri at the age of 69 years, 8 months and 13 days.

He was the son of William Robert “Bob” and Patricia (Barnes) Woodford.

Bill spent his younger years in Jackson County, Missouri. He graduated from Van Horn High School in 1972.

On November 19, 1982, Bill was united in marriage with Carla Joyce Emery in Raytown, Missouri. After their marriage they lived in Independence, Missouri for several years before moving to Raymore, Missouri where they lived for 15 years. In 2002, Bill and Carla moved to Kingsville, Missouri to make their home.

For a little over a year, in the late 1980’s, Bill was the driver of the King Crunch Monster Truck. He also co-owned a 1932 Chevy mud racer called Family Tradition, that he raced for many years.

In 1999, Bill went to work for Star Motors as an automotive technician and continued to work for them until his retirement in 2023. In addition to being a fantastic automotive technician, Bill could fix just about anything that needed repair around the house. Along with his assistant and constant companion, his dog Oliver, they could make repairs even in the tiniest of places. Oliver was not a small dog, yet he always found a way to be right by Bill’s side.

Bill was an avid and successful RC Car racer. Racing with his son Billy and his best friend, Mike Hoffman, Bill thoroughly enjoyed this sport.

Bill was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, who was completely dedicated to his family.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents, William “Bob” and Patricia Woodford; one brother, David Carpenter, and his “favorite fur kid”, Oliver.

He is survived by his wife, Carla Joyce Woodford of the home; one son, William “Billy” Woodford and wife Danielle of Barnett, Missouri; one step-daughter, Sheila Malcom and husband Robert of Butler, Missouri; one sister, Debbie Carpenter of Kansas City, Missouri; 8 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, other relatives and many, many friends.

Cremation has been accorded.

A Memorial Service for William Max “Bill” Woodford will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 10, 2024 at the Wallace Funeral Home with Pastor Jerry Tharp officiating.

2 Messages

  • Debra Crawford Posted July 6, 2024 11:32 am

    You’ll be missed sorry we weren’t closer

  • Debra Crawford Posted July 6, 2024 11:41 am


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