Walter William Woodard, Jr.

July 27, 1942 - June 8, 2020

07/27/1942 - 06/08/2020

Past Services

Wednesday June 17, 2020
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Garrett-Sykes Memorial Chapel
314 Main Street West
Murfreesboro, NC 27855
252-396-0202 | Directions
Thursday June 18, 2020
Roberts Chapel Baptist Church
2617 Britton Road
Pendleton, NC 27862
Thursday June 18, 2020
2:00 pm
Chapel of Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie
205 NC Hwy 42 West
Ahoskie, NC 27910

PENDLETON, NC – Walter William Woodard, Jr., age 77, of 701 Willis Hare Road, Pendleton, NC, died on Monday, June 8, 2020 at his home.

He was a lifelong resident of Pendleton. He was preceded in death by his father, Walter William Woodard, Sr., and his mother, Irene Garris Woodard. He was a retired High School teacher, having taught for 30 years in the Virginia and North Carolina Public Schools. He was a graduate of Atlantic Christian (Barton) College; a member of Pendleton Masonic Lodge #418 Enfield Scottish Rites Bodies, associated with the Severn Mennonite Church in Severn, NC, and a former member of Roberts Chapel Baptist Church. He was appointed the Chief Judge (Registrar) for the Pendleton Precinct in 1970 having the longest service in this position for the Northampton County Board of Elections. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends.

Walter is survived by his wife Mary Jones Woodard, a son, Sgt. 1st class Walter Aaron Woodard stationed at Camp Humphreys in Republic of Korea in the United States Army and his wife Shannon; two precious granddaughters; Hailey Nicole and Keira Ashlyn Woodard of Arnold, MD.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, June 17, 2020, from 6:00 pm until 7:30 pm at Garrett-Sykes Memorial Chapel, Murfreesboro, NC.

Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, June 18, 2020, at 2:00 pm at the Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel, Ahoskie, NC, with Pastor Dale Miller speaking. Burial will follow in the Roberts Chapel Church Cemetery, Pendleton, NC.

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service is handling the arrangements for the Woodard family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting

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Margaret Crocker Vann
3 years ago

My sincerest condolences to the family. Mr. Woodard taught me at Southampton High School. Loved his classes. Learned and had laughed with him. ❤️

Sandra and Chuck Chandler, Orlando FL
3 years ago

Expressions of sympathy are extended to you, Mary Lucille, Aaron, and your family. We will be thinking of you. RIP Walter.

Tonya Bowen
3 years ago

Thoughts & prayers of comfort to Mrs. Mary, Aaron & the family. Mr. Woodard was a cherished former teacher & it was a pleasure to have reconnected with him again as Director of Elections in Northampton County.

Karen Cole
3 years ago

I am so sorry,I thought so much of Mr. and Mrs. Woodard . They were Animal Lovers and would always call me when they saw one in trouble. Prayers with the Family.

Jerry Barnett
3 years ago

So sorry for your loss. You are all in our prayers. Love jerry and Debby Barnett

S.A. Jones & family
3 years ago

Mary, Aaron and family so sorry for the loss of you husband and father , god will see you thru this very difficult time and may your many good memories stay with you and comfort you, if I can be of any help do not hesitate to call.