Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Bruce Woodard

Woodard, Bruce Wayne Passed away on October 14, 2008 in McKinney, Texas. Bruce was a fun loving, nice person who loved his family, Baylor University, Baylor football. He made people laugh, and was great with one- liners. He was an avid golfer who achieved 2 holes-in-one. Bruce was an ethical business owner, and truly believed and lived the golden rule. He is preceded in death by his parents Cleo and Lanelle Woodard. Bruce is survived by his wife of 40 years, Dorothy Woodard of Fairview; son Bob Woodard and Nicole of Waco; daughter, Carly vanBeek and Phil of Allen; sister, Cynthia Perry of Waco; and grandchildren, Kade Woodard, Korbyn Woodard, Arden vanBeek and Joseph vanBeek. A Memorial Service will be held honoring Bruce on Friday, October 17, 2008 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. at the Heritage Ranch Clubhouse, 465 Scenic Ranch Circle, Fairview, Texas 75069. Memorials may be made to: UT Southwestern Medical Center with notation: "Dr. Weiner's Alzheimer's Research", 5323 Harry Hines Blvd., Dallas, Texas 75390- 9129 (214) 648-9343.

A week ago my former employer passed away. Bruce was such a special person. He was a great storyteller and fantastic person to work with, generous to a fault and all around good person. He left this world way too early. He will be greatly missed. His family and friends held a memorial service last Friday and it was standing room only. Many great stories were told of Bruce and his wonderful life. About a year after I worked for him he was diagnosed with Alzheimer's, but what took him was a bout with pneumonia.
Bruce you will be missed beyond measure.....
God bless you and your fine family.

1 comment:

Molly Woodall said...

Oh my...I had forgotten about Bruce! And he was so young to have had that dreaded "A"! Y'all had so much fun working together.
Love you!