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Robert Donald Woods

Graveside services for Robert Donald Woods, 90, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at Howell Memorial Park Cemetery, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.


Mr. Woods passed away at 9:55 p.m., Friday, May 8, 2020, at his home.


He was born April 24, 1930, at Pottersville, Missouri, to James Woods and Hazel Black Woods. On November 24, 1951 he was married at Norwich, England to Joan Violet Elgood, who preceded him in death on March 22, 2020. Mr. Woods served his country for more than 22 years in the United States Army, where he achieved the rank of Lieutenant Colonel prior to retiring. Mr. Woods enjoyed playing golf and taking care of his yard.


He is survived by; six children, Steven Woods, Naples, Italy, James Woods and wife, Vicky, Cherokee Village, Arkansas, Michael Woods and wife, Debra, West Plains, Julia Hoover and husband, Randy, West Plains, Rebecca Eckman and husband, Bob, Thayer, Missouri and David Woods and wife, Rhonda, San Antonio, Texas; fifteen grandchildren; twenty-one great-grandchildren; one brother Larry Woods and wife, Evie; and one sister Nancy Flanigan.


His parents, wife, Joan Woods, and one daughter-in-law, Angela Woods preceded him in death.


Mr. Woods will lie in state from 5:00 until 9:00 p.m., Monday, May, 11, 2020 the Langston Street Chapel of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association and may be left at or mailed to Robertson-Drago Funeral Home, 211 West Main, West Plains, MO  65775. Online condolences may be expressed at