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 www.meredith-clark.com.
Information: (812) 597-4670