Richard Lee "Dick" Woods, 84, of Hartsburg, Mo., passed away Friday, January 14, 2011, at Adam Street Place in Jefferson City.
He was born January 18, 1926, on the family farm in Southern Boone County, the son of the late Ed and Elda Christina (Wilmsmeyer) Woods. He was married June 30, 1945, at St. Edwards Catholic Church Rectory in Little Rock, Ark., to Anita Sophia Boss, who preceded him in death on May 7, 2008. He attended the one room Connor Elementary School in Callaway County and was a 1943 graduate of Jefferson City High School. He entered the U.S. Army in March 1945 and was honorably discharged as a staff sergeant in November 1946. He began his career as a carpenter in 1950 and rose to project manager on several large construction projects in central Missouri. From 1950 to 1984 he worked for Roy A. Scheperle Construction Co. From 1985 to 1988 he worked for HRB Construction, and from 1989 to 1996 he was project manager for Mitchem Architectural Firm. He was a 50+year member of the Carpenters Union Local 945 and was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church. Richard was a perfectionist when it came to building any project. He enjoyed deer hunting for more than 50 years, was an avid mushroom hunter, and enjoyed trotline fishing in Cedar Creek. He enjoyed gardening, especially growing tomatoes and potatoes. He will be greatly missed by his surviving family which includes three children and their spouses, James L. and Wanda Woods, Thomas E. and Margi Woods, Patricia A. and George Seifert, all of Hartsburg; six grandchildren, Amy Hoyt (Jeffry), Sarah Hoshor (Ryan), Levi Woods (Leslie), Melissa Welch (Christopher), Jake Seifert, and Jason Woods; five great-grandchildren, Jackson and Charles Hoshor, Natalie Hoyt, Laurel Welch, and Lydia Woods; one sister, Helen Bouck of Jefferson City; and several cousins. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m., Monday, January 17, 2011, at St. Peter Catholic Church with the Rev. Francis W. Doyle, celebrant, the Rev. Brendan Doyle, concelebrant, and Deacon Fred Schmitz, assisting. Entombment will be in Resurrection Chapel Mausoleum. Visitation will be 1:30-4 p.m. Sunday at Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home with a prayer service at 1 p.m. Memorials are suggested to St. Peter Catholic Church Roof Fund, 216 Broadway Street, Jefferson City, MO 65101; Helias Foundation, P.O. Box 694, Jefferson City, MO 65102; or a charity of the donor's choice. Those wishing to email condolences to the family may do so at the www.dulletrimble.com website.
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