He was the son of the late Gladys Rowena Baldwin Woodell and Gilbert Martin “G. M.” Woodell.
He was preceded in death by his sisters: Beulah Hubbard, Clara Bushman, Evelyn Lorren and Mildred Woodell; and his brothers: Carl Woodell and Remus McCraney.
He was a U.S. Army Veteran serving in the Korean Conflict. He was a retired self-employed contractor and painter with many years of service. He enjoyed good food and being with his family. He was known to have a beautiful voice and he loved to sing. He was a huge Barbara Mandrel fan. He was of the Seventh-day Adventist faith.
Survivors include his daughters: Joy Cliett and her husband, Wayne, of Harrison, Karen Kurtz and her husband, Mark, of Pine Mountain Valley, Ga., Carmen Buckner and her husband, Lee, of Cleveland; his sons: Scott Woodell and his wife, Beth, of Chickamauga, Ga. and Sam Woodell and his wife, Kim, of McDonald; his grandchildren: Melissa Tracy and her husband, Will, Hope Cliett, Sarah Buckner, Trey Buckner, Jennifer Moore and her husband, Matt, Gabriel Lane, Josh and John Guthrie; his great-grandchildren: Seth and Emma Tracy; his sister, Jeanne Edgmon of Collegedale; and several nieces and nephews.
The Remembrance of Life service will be held Thursday, July 18, 2013, at 11 a.m. from the North Ocoee Chapel of Jim Rush Funeral Homes with Pastor Alan Lovelace officiating.
A graveside service and interment will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday from the U.S. National Cemetery in Chattanooga with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Military honors will be given.
A dove release will conclude the services.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 this evening at the funeral home.
You may share condolences and your memories with the Woodell family at www.jimrushfuneralhomes.com.