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JD Houston Woods

July 29, 1950 ~ November 9, 2021 (age 71)


Watson-North Funeral Home is honored to be of service and ministry to the family of JD Woods, age 71, of Winchester. On Tuesday November 9, 2021, the Lord called His servant JD Woods from labor to his eternal reward. JD was born in Winchester, TN to the late Celdon and Nellie Mae Woods on July 29, 1950. JD was a devoted and loyal member of Journey Church where he served faithfully under the leadership of Pastor Marion Pope.  During his tenure, he was in a leadership role in the community food distribution ministry.  He had a passion for helping those in need, and his gentle spirit, bright smile and sense of humor put people around him at ease. JD enjoyed fishing, grilling and finding a deal at a yard sale or flea market.  He also enjoyed riding in the country and listening to Blues music, especially BB King. JD retired from AEDC after almost 20 years as a storekeeper. In addition to his parents, JD was preceded in death by his grandmothers Lucille Valentine of Winchester and Queen Alice Johnson Simmons of Chattanooga, and his grandfather Harvey Simmons Sr of Huntland. JD is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Kathi.  Two children, Seth (Mary Ann) Derrick of Phoenix, AZ and Kim (Dan) Knight of Athens, AL.  Six grandchildren, Trey Derrick and Greg Haynes of Winchester; Monica Killgore, Tabetha Thompson and Blake Reed of Huntsville, AL; Zachary Derrick of Boston, MA.  Four sisters, Betty Ann (Thomas) Rodgers of Madison, TN; Beatrice (Thomas) Taylor of Decherd; Jessie Reed of Rialto, CA; and Bobbie Howard of Detroit, MI.  One brother, Apostle Roger (Anita) Woods of Nashville.  Grandmother Margaret Simmons of Huntland.  Eighteen great-grandchildren, several nieces & nephews, and many close friends. In lieu of flowers, and to honor JDs commitment to the local community, the family is requesting donations in JDs name to be made to The Rain Teen Center. Checks can be mailed to: 1910 Sharp Springs Rd, Winchester, TN 37398;

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The family will receive friends on Sunday November 14, 2021 between the hours of 11 a.m.-3:00 p.m., at Watson-North Funeral Home. The funeral service will start at 3:00 with Bro. Marion Pope officiating. Interment will be at Watson-North Memorial Park. 




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Funeral Service
November 14, 2021

3:00 AM
Watson - North Chapel

November 14, 2021

11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Watson-North Chapel
405 Sharp Springs Road
Winchester, TN 37398

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