July 27, 2013

Gene Eric Woodward

— Gene Eric Woodward

Gene Eric Woodward, 55, of Seymour, Tenn., passed away Friday, July 26, 2013.

He was an employee at Swaggerty’s Farm and loved spending time outdoors. His favorite hobby was gardening and he loved to grow vegetables to either can them as hot peppers or pick for family and friends to cook.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack Woodward Sr. and Jean Barnett; sister and brother-in-law, Sherry McIntosh and husband Charles; stepchildren, Daniel Gravley and Jessica Gravley Houk.

Survivors include a son, Justin Woodward; daughter, Ami Perdue; grandchildren, Yasmin, Jordan, and Thalia Stroup, Corey, Dawson, and Bayleigh Houk; brother and sister-in-law, Jack Woodward and wife Diane; sister and brother-in-law, Barbara Nigh and husband Clarence; many special nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews and many friends wherever he went.

The funeral is Monday at 7 p.m. in the chapel of Atchley Funeral Home in Seymour with the Rev. Becky Milligan officiating.

The family will receive friends Monday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Atchley Funeral Home, Seymour. Cremation arrangements by Atchley Funeral Home, Seymour, Tenn.; (865) 577-2807. (atchleyfuneralhome.com)