Virgil V. Woodard Sr.
McKneely Funeral Home - Kentwood - Kentwood
501 Avenue G
Kentwood, LA
A resident of Kentwood, he died on Saturday, November 17, 2012 at his home. He was born November 2, 1920 in St. Helena Parish and was 92 years of age. He was a U. S. Army Veteran of World War II and was a retired carpenter from Carpenters' Local Union #1098. He is survived by his 3 sons, Woody Woodard and wife, Mary Lee, Roy Woodard and Gary Woodard; 1 daughter, Mary Sue Woodard, all of Kentwood; son-in-law, John Lester, Loranger; 4 grandchildren, Sam Woodard, Kentwood, Brandon Lester and wife, Kori, Loranger, Casey Whittington and husband, Jason, Ponchatoula and Ashley Woodard, Greensburg; 4 great-grandchildren, Eli Woodard, Barrett Whittington, Reese Whittington and Khloe Lester; 2 sisters-in-law, Mrs. Tullie Dean, Kentwood and Mrs. Martha Cain, McComb, MS; numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and many other family members and friends. Preceded in death by his wife, Mary Nell Woodard; daughter, Patricia Lester; 6 brothers and sisters, Buddy Woodard and wife, Ethel, Willie Woodard, Betty Harrell and husband, Frank, Maggie Ballard and husband, Phil, Corine Lillie and husband, Lemie and Clara Lee Woodard; 2 brothers-in-law, Pat Dean and Joe Cain. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Sunday and from 9 a.m. until religious services at 11 a.m. on Monday, November 19, 2012. Services conducted by Rev. Mike Woodard. Interment Woodland Cemetery, Kentwood. For an online guestbook, visit
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Published by The Advocate from Nov. 17 to Nov. 19, 2012.
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So sorry to hear of Mr. Virgil's passing. We knew of Mr. Virgil through his brother (Mr. Buddy Woodard) May your memories bring you comfort during this difficult time. You are in our prayers Marie & Maurice
Marie Wall
November 19, 2012
Our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Mr Virgil. May your many fond memories comfort you in these times.
Johnny and Beverly Alford
November 18, 2012
I'm so thankful that God blessed me with a Paw-Paw like you. I'm proud to call you my Paw-Paw. You are an inspiration to me. I will love you and miss you forever Paw-Paw. And I'll always be your dollbaby.
November 17, 2012
Dear Family:
I am so sorry to hear about Mr. Virgil. He was such a gentlemen and always said hello and took time to chat. We will keep you in our prayers.
A.W.and Sandy Reed
November 17, 2012
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