John E. Wooddell

John E. Wooddell

John Edward Wooddell, 91 of Southern Pines, passed away Monday, Sept. 2, 2019, at Pinehurst Health and Rehabilitation Center.

He was born July 19, 1928, in Miami County, Ohio, to the late Milton and Blanche Wooddell. John worked for General Motors in Michigan for over 38 years before retiring to Southern Pines. When he moved to North Carolina he worked at Pinehurst No. 4 for 24 ½ years.

He loved working with his hands, building and crafting. He was always there for his son to pick him up whenever needed. He was a truly faithful member of Page Memorial United Methodist Church in Aberdeen.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Edna Mae Barhorst and Alberta Groff; and one brother, Newell Wooddell.

He is survived by his loving wife of 70 years, Ruth Helen Wooddell; one son, John Allen Wooddell; also survived by nieces and nephews, including Jacqueline Bergman, Dennis Barhorst, Cheryl Kirby, Patricia Watson and Bonnie Reckinger.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Sept. 7, at 2 p.m., at Boles Funeral Home in Southern Pines, with visitation following the service.

Memorial donations in John’s name may be made to Liberty Hospice, 336 S. Main St., Raeford, NC 28376. Online condolences may be left at

Services are entrusted to Boles Funeral Home of Southern Pines.