Jack Joe Woodward, 82, of Connersville passed away Monday, February 15, 2021 at AMG Specialty Hospital, Greenfield.
One of seventeen children of Tim and Bertha Devin Woodward, Jack was born on July 31, 1938 in Crawford County, Illinois.
On October 20, 1956, Jack married the former Carolyn Sue Richards in Robinson, Illinois and they moved to Connersville in 1967. Mrs. Woodward survives.
For many years, Jack was employed at Design and Manufacturing, Inc. and he owned and operated Woodward’s Garage for over 40 years.
Jack enjoyed driving stock cars and raced at Whitewater Valley Speedway, Lawrenceburg Speedway, and Mount Lawn Speedway. Upon his retirement from stock car racing, Jack enjoyed attending stock car events throughout the Midwest. He also enjoyed attending demolition derby events with his family. In his leisure time, he enjoyed attending family reunions, hunting, playing cards, and playing the Atari video game “Lock-N-Chase” with his wife.
Besides his wife of 64 years, Carolyn Sue Woodward, survivors include seven children, Chuck (Nancy) Woodward, Joe Woodward, David (Jerrie) Woodward, Becky (Bill Hux) Woodward, all of Connersville, Stan Woodward of Glenwood, Brad (Leslie) Woodward of Rushville, Ed (Nisa) Woodward of Connersville; 28 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Tom (Betty) Woodward of Palestine, Illinois and Tim (Kay) Woodward of Lawrenceville, Illinois; four sisters, Betty Schultz, Bert (Vance) Pinkstaff, all of Russellville, Illinois, Lucy (Joe Wagner) Woodward-Silver of Evansville, Indiana, and Rachel (Larry) Hunsaker of Lawrenceville, Illinois; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Jack is preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Cindy Fletcher; two grandchildren, Tyler and Steven Woodward; six brothers; and four sisters.
Family and friends may call from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 20, 2021 at Miller, Moster, Robbins Funeral Home. Pastor Richard Ware will officiate. Burial will follow in Dale Cemetery.
Online condolences may be made anytime at millermosterrobbins.com.