Calvin Claude Woodard

Mr. Calvin Claude Woodard, 94, passed away Sunday, February 11, 2018 at his home surrounded by loved ones.

Mr. Woodard was born December 9, 1923 in Northampton County.

A funeral service will be conducted at Askew Funeral Service in Jackson, NC, officiated by the Reverend Ricky Barnes. Interment will follow at the Woodard Family Cemetery.

Mr. Woodard, a native of Northampton County, lived most of his life in the Margarettsville community. He was a member of the Margarettsville Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy where he excelled and enjoyed participating in boxing. He was an avid farmer for over 70 years, and was owner of Woodard Peanut Buying Station for many years. He was a hard-working man who loved his hobbies of restoring old cars, taking nature walks looking for turkeys and deer, and riding the countryside watching the crops being planted, grow, and harvested. He especially loved and treasured his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Mr. Woodard was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond Woodard and Carrie Revelle Woodard; his wife, Kathleen Adams Woodard; and two children, son, Lewis Batt (L.B.) Woodard, and a daughter, Peggy Benton; brothers, Lewis Woodard and Roy Woodard; sisters, Estelle Daughtry, Mary Edwards, Margaret Edwards and Sara Plank.

He is survived by two daughters, Patricia Whitehead and husband, Cecil Whitehead, of Margarettsville, NC, Pamela Porter and husband, Benjamin Porter, of Margarettsville, NC; six grandchildren, Tina Flythe and husband, Michael, Paul Flythe Jr. and wife, Patricia, Kimberly Daniels and husband, Tony, Kevin Whitehead and wife, Beth, Renee Edwards and husband, Scott, Mandy Cooke and husband, James Thomas; ten great-grandchildren, Alyssa Flythe, Kayla Flythe, Jessica Best, Drew Whitehead, Gavin Edwards, Carlee Edwards, Laurel Edwards, Magnus Edwards, Kylie Cooke, and Kiptyn Cooke; sisters, Mae Rose, Leneau Pope; brother, Robert Woodard; several nieces and nephews; and, also, a loving caregiver and special friend, Doris Gay, of Margarettsville.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at Askew Funeral Services- Jackson Chapel. The family will receive friends at the funeral home beginning at 1:00 p.m. until service time.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: The Alzheimer's Association ( or The National Kidney Foundation (

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