John  Woods
John "Buddy" R. Woods, 82, passed away on Sunday, February 16, 2020, at UK Medical Center in Lexington.
Born in Laurel County, KY, Buddy was the son of the late Jesse Woods and Allie Lee. He was also preceded in death by a sister Doris Jane Woods
Buddy and his wife Rhoda had owned and operated the Corbin Flower Shop together since January, 1960.
Buddy is survived by his wife of 61 years, Rhoda McNeil Woods; children Johnny Woods (Donna) of Corbin, Janet Ridner (Marvin) of Richmond, and Jenny Matlock (Bill) of Waycross, GA; grandchildren Lucas Matlock, Justin Woods (Emily), Matthew Ridner (Keeley), Logan Matlock (Katie), and Dusty Ridner; great-grandchildren Mark Ridner and Walker Ridner; five sisters Jackie Sullivan of Franklin, OH, Katie Worthey of Decatur, AL, Joyce New of Charlestown, IN, Janice Reed (Bill) of Lexington, KY and Jean Wagers (Gary) of Concord, NC; brother Jerry Woods (Glenda) of Corbin; and numerous nieces, nephews, and family and friends to mourn his passing.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 19, 2020, at Vankirk-Grisell Funeral Home with the Rev. James Hodge and the Rev. Bobby Joe Eaton officiating.
The family will receive friends from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Cumberland Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Lucas Matlock, Justin Woods, Matthew Ridner, Logan Matlock, Dusty Ridner, Mike McNeil, Bob McNeil, and Chad Woods.
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Published on February 17, 2020


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carolyn holland
Feb 23, 2020
Thinking about you..Hope your memories comfort you. Buddy was a true gentleman. He always so kind to our family. Carolyn ( Richard Holland's widow)
Mabel Miles
Feb 22, 2020
Rhoda and family
So sorry for your loss. What a life you had together as well as a great family. My thoughts and prayers are with you . If there is anything I can do please let me know. You have been my friend for life. Thank you .
Rose Mays
Feb 18, 2020
My sincere condolences. The family is inn my thoughts and prayers.