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William Woodcox

Antwerp, OH
Bill Woodcox

William F. Woodcox, 76, of Antwerp, passed away at 3:49 AM, Sunday, August 29, 2010 at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne.  

Bill was born in Antwerp on September 18, 1933, a son of the late Margie (Cattin) and John  Woodcox.

He served in England in the U.S. Army Air Corp & was a  punch press operator at General Electric Fort Wayne. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Antwerp & the G.E. Quarter Century Club. Bill was an artist, woodworker and mechanic, who enjoyed working on model homes and his 1966 International pickup truck.

On Dec 11, 1955 Bill married Margaret Stacey, who died June 12, 1994.

He will be sadly missed by his daughter Julia (Ray) Gross of Antwerp; sons, Brian (Maureen) of Butler, IN, Kevin (Laura) of Antwerp & David (Hayley) of Fort Wayne; brother, Jerry of Deming, NM; sister, Linda Downs of Montpelier; 7 grandchildren & 1 great grandchild.   His brother, Dennis, also preceded him in death.

Bill's funeral service is at the First Presbyterian Church of Antwerp at 11 am on Thursday, September 2nd,  with viewing one hour prior.

Viewing is also Wednesday, 2-4 & 6-8 pm at Dooley Funeral Home, Antwerp.

He will be laid to rest at Maumee Cemetery.

Memorials are to the church or Antwerp Branch Library.

Condolences and fond memories may be shared at www.dooleyfuneralhome.com

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You are so kind. Your words are still with me today. 03-21-16
You made one of the hardest things in my life a little more understanding. He would Not have wanted to live like that.
My hope is when it is my time...that I have someone caring for me like YOU.

Julia Gross Mar 22 2016 12:00 AM

Julie, Ray, Colin, Treavor, Trayton & family,

I know you all were very close to your dad and grandpa. We are saddened for your sudden loss and will be praying that God will give you all comfort and great strength and peace in the coming days. God bless you all. Aunts Sally & Joy.

Sally & Joy Sep 1 2010 12:00 AM

Julie, Ray and Bill's entire family,

Our warmest thoughts and prayers are with you with the passing of your Dad and Grandpa. Our deepest sympathy goes out to you all.

Gar, Carol, April, Raelynn, Ragan and Mason Gross Sep 1 2010 12:00 AM

David, Haley, and family,

My deepest thoughts and prayers are sent to you knowing your Dad will be greatly missed, but also I know that God has him already using those blessed hands, his amazing gifts, and talents are creating something beautiful.  Heaven is a real place and we will get to see that something beautiful someday.

You are in my prayers,

Kim Lau Sep 1 2010 12:00 AM

My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.  I am so sorry to hear of this and know he will be missed. Praying that your faith in God will give you strength to carry you through these days and that you find comfort knowing he is at peace and carrying for you from above.

Sharon Lee Sep 1 2010 12:00 AM

We were so sad to hear of your family's loss.  Your Dad/Grandpa has a fond place in all our hearts.  We are all better people for knowing him.  Now is the time to celebrate his life.  Julia, David, Kevin & the grand kids-our thoughts and prayers are with all of you!

Dale Curry & Gloria Baloy Sep 1 2010 12:00 AM

Dear Woodcox Family - Please know that thoughts and prayers are with you at such a sad time.  My deepest sympathy...MaryJo Wilhelm (Vantage)

MaryJo Wilhelm Sep 1 2010 12:00 AM

Brian, Julie, Kevin and David

I was so sorry to hear about your dad, it brought back tons of memories of hanging out at your house when we were kids, you are all in our prayers and thoughts.


Randy Brinneman Aug 31 2010 12:00 AM

To the family of Bill, we want you to know what a honor it has been to have Bill as our friend.  No one could have asked for a better friend.  We saw that he lived his life with love and grace.  He kept his word and was truly a man of intregity and honor, never saying a bad word against anyone.  He was always there when you needed him, even if it meant dropping his own project. In his quiet, unassuming way he was truly a giant of a man.  Very few will ever be able to measure up to him.

Terri & Duane Aug 31 2010 12:00 AM


I only knew your Father for a week, but he certainly touched my heart.  I was so saddened to hear about him when I came in to work on Monday morning.  I am a richer person for knowing him.  His wonderful character and kindness was quite evident to everyone who cared for him.  I'm so glad I had to opportunity to meet both of you. My deepest sympathy to you and all your family.

Debbie Krugh RN

Deborah Krugh RN Aug 31 2010 12:00 AM

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