Charles 'Mike' Woods


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Posted Online: Feb. 25, 2013, 7:50 pm
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Charles M. "Mike" Woods, 67, of Colona, passed away Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at his home.
Funeral Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Schroder Mortuary, Colona. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at the mortuary and also one hour prior to service time. Burial will be at Greenview Memorial Gardens, East Moline. Memorials may be made to Heartland Hospice or Melanoma Research.
Mike was born April 4, 1945, in Lyons, Ky., the son of Carl and Juanita Edlin Woods. He married Mary Specht in 1965. To this union were born Michaela and Michael. They divorced, and he later married Barbara Russell in 1972. To this union were born Joleen and Charlene.
Mike was a maintenance carpenter at John Deere Harvester in East Moline, retiring on April 30, 2006. He was an endowment member of the NRA.
Mike enjoyed his retirement and spent his time visiting the sick in the hospital and helping people in any way he could. He loved riding his 1999 Harley Davidson motorcycle and going "frogging" with his buddy Ron McClintock. Mike was a man who loved the Lord and he would tell anyone about Him whenever he had a chance.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara; children, Michaela Woods, Belvidere, Ill., Michael Woods, Rock Island, Joleen Woods, Colona, and Charlene (Sebastian) Barys, Dewitt; grandchildren, Cassie Allen, Cristina Battin, Tyler Battin, all of Colona, Cayla Garcia, East Moline, Ashlee and Lauryn Garcia, Dewitt; great-grandsons, Christopher Allen, Isaiah Burrell and Lukus Porter; sisters, Alma Sue Pierce, Colona, Linda Green, Kentucky; brothers, Terry Lafollette, Kentucky, and Ronnie Woods, Geneseo; several nieces, nephews, cousins and especially the "Friday Morning Breakfast Club" which he looked forward to even in his last days and many many friends whom he loved.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.schrodermortuary.com.












 




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