WOODS, Benny 88, of Springfield, Ohio passed away peacefully in his residence on Friday June 20, 2014. He was born July 13, 1925 in Springfield, Ohio the son of Catherine Elizabeth Woods (Jones). Benny was raised primarily in Springfield, Ohio, he attend High School in New Jersey. Benny was an ordained Deacon at People’s Baptist Church for many years. He was employed with Clark County Engineers for 25 years before retiring as a Supervisor. Benny proudly served his Country in the United States Navy during World War II. He served aboard the U.S.S Franklin. He leaves to cherish his memory to his children Vera Daniels, Geraldine Stinnett, Jessie Davis, Theresa (Sullivan) Jones, Catherine Christian, Rochelle (Mike) Harris and Brock Woods 16 grandchildren 10 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his mother, wife Iola Woods. Service for Benny Woods will be held on Saturday June 28, 2014 at People’s Baptist Church 2327 E. High Street Springfield, Ohio. Visitation will be 9:00am until time of service which will be at 10:00am with Pastor Christopher Peterson officiating. Interment will follow at Rose Hill Burial Park. Arrangements entrusted to Porter – Qualls – Dunlap Funeral Home.
Published in Springfield News-Sun on June 27, 2014