Obituary for Michael D Woods

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Michael D Woods

November 20, 1958 - February 4, 2013

Michael D. Woods, age 54 passedaway on Monday evening, February 4, 2013 after a six month courageous battle at the St. Vincent Seton Specialty Hospital in Indianapolis. He was a resident of Martinsville. Michael was a spirited man, deeply loved by his family and wore his heart on his sleeve.

Michael was born on November 20, 1958 in Franklin to his parents: Robert Dale & Mary Jane (Hamilton) Woods. He was a 1977 graduate of Indian Creek High School and went on to earn a degree in Diesel Mechanics from Lincoln Technical Institute in 1983. He married Teresa L. (Emery) Woods on July 13, 1979 in Martinsville. She survives after 33 loving years.

Michael is also survived by his father: Robert D. Woods of Martinsville; his wife; and children: Michelle L. (Ryan) Dyer & Michael E. Woods both of Martinsville. He will be remembered by his sister: Roberta Sue (Ted) Saras of Hoffman Estates, IL; one brother: James Matthew (Shelly) Woods of Martinsville; step-father: Joe Stover of Morgantown; mother in law: Loretta Emery of Martinsville; three grandchildren: Zachary D. & Elijah M. Dyer and Hayden Michael Woods all of Martinsville.

Michael was preceded in death by his mother: Mary Jane Woods.

He worked as a Concrete Driller for several companies in Indianapolis and was a member of the Laborers Union Local 120 in Indianapolis. Prior to that, he worked as a Truck driver for Keller Trucking in Morgan County.

He was known as the "Chef of the House" and was referred to as the "Pie Man" for his ability to cook and bake. Michael enjoyed visiting amusement parks, boating, and relaxing on the beach with his family. He also enjoyed listening to loud music, mowing, visiting with neighbors, mushroom hunting, bird watching and tending to the family pool.

Family friend, Mr. Kyle Hunter will conduct a funeral service 10:30 am Saturday at Meredith – Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry St. in Morgantown. Friends may call from 5 to 9 pm on Friday at the funeral home and one hour prior to service time on Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be at East Hill Cemetery in Morgantown.

Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Michael to the Alzheimer's Association, 9135 N. Meridian St. Suite B-4 Indianapolis, IN 46209.

Expressions of caring and kindness can be made to the Woods family at

Information: (812) 597-4670


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Born: November 20, 1958
Died: February 4, 2013

Condolences for Michael Woods

Andi Stockman posted on 1/1/00

Teresa - I'm so sorry. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.


Heather Brown posted on 1/1/00

To the Woods/Dyer Family: I am so sorry for your loss. Your family has been in my thoughts and prayers and will continue to be. Take comfort in knowing Mike is in a much better place looking down on you. God bless your family.


Emily Ogle posted on 1/1/00

We are so sorry to hear your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love- One South


steve and debbie scott posted on 1/1/00

So sorry to hear of your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love Steve and Debbie


Keith and Jana Gray posted on 1/1/00

Teresa and family and Loretta: We are saddened to learn of Mikes passing and know that the 33years together will be of good memories. I can personally remember when you two were just dating-hard to believe it had been that long!He loved his family I do know from seeing him with the grandchildren out and about. Our prayers to you during this time and will remember you! Keith and Jana Gray (formerly at Eastview)


Cindy Williamson posted on 1/1/00

Theresa, Jeanne called to let me know about Mike. I am so sorry for your loss. I understand he was I'll for sometime and I hope you will be comforted knowing his pain is over and he is in a better place now. Jeanne told me all about Michelle and Michael, and your grandchildren. I know you will find comfort in their love, and grandchildren can be so much fun to be with. I wish you the very best, you are a special girl. Sincerely Cindy