WINDER – Steven “Zook” Woodard, 51, died Tuesday, June 23, 2009, following a hard-fought battle with pancreatic cancer.
Born in Winder on March 11, 1958, he was the son of the late Donald B. Woodard and Carolyn and Sam Rooks of Winder. A 1976 graduate of Winder-Barrow High School, he served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Swaziland, South Africa, and was employed as a journeyman carpenter with Beck Construction for 10 years. Mr. Woodard was preceded in death by grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. A.G. Langley, Lytle, Texas, and Mr. & Mrs. J. Clide Anderson, Athens.
Survivors in addition to his mother and stepfather, include fiancee, Lisa Dew Maxwell and her son, Sam, Bishop; a sister, Donna (David) Smith, Flowery Branch; brother, Van (Lisa) Woodard, Winder; nephew, Ryan (Courtney) Smith, Braselton; and nieces, Peyton Smith Mize (Leonard), Sugar Hill, and Emily Woodard, Winder; stepsiblings, Clarisa (John) Stapleton, Statham, Melissa Hope, Oakwood, and Sammy Rooks, Winder; and many other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be held Friday, June 26, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home. Memorial services will immediately follow in the Smith Memory Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made in Steven’s name to PanCAN (www.pancan.org), or Rockwell Universalist Church, Winder, Rockwell Church Memorial Fund, c/o Lisa Maxwell, P.O. Box 1602, Watkinsville, GA 30677.
Smith Funeral Home, Winder, is in charge of arrangements.