Marvin Earl Woods

Marvin Earl Woods

Graveside services for Marvin Earl Woods will be held 10:00 a.m., Thursday, June 18, 2020 at the Iona Cemetery, with Pastor Dick Terry officiating.

Marvin was born March 28, 1930 in Iona, OK to the late Alfred Earl Woods and Mary Florence (Walker) Woods-Wright. He died Monday, June 15, 2020 in Sulphur, at the age of 90 years, 2 months and 17 days. Marvin and the former Jessie Lou Ansley were married on August 13, 1955 in Houston, TX. She preceded him in death on October 25, 1996.

Marvin grew up in the Iona, Chigley and Joy area. At a young age he moved to Oklahoma City where he worked in a brewery. Later, Marvin moved to Houston, where he began a career in welding. He spent several years working for NASA, welding on spaceships; as well as at various large building construction sites. In 1968, Marvin and his family returned to Oklahoma, making their home in Wynnewood and later in Davis, before settling back at his birth place in Iona.

Marvin was an avid outdoors man. He greatly enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening. Some of his best memories were those made while deep sea fishing in the gulf. Marvin also enjoyed spending time at area casinos, trying his luck with the slots machines.

Survivors include two daughters, Ilene Hobbs & husband Steve of Hennepin and Elizabeth Doughty of Maysville; two sons, Marvin Woods, Jr, and David Woods & wife Mary, both of Sulphur; 17 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; two sisters, Lahoma Boyce of Youngtown, AZ and Winnie Bell Whatley of Athens, TX; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and wife, Marvin was preceded in death by one son, Kyle Glenn Woods on February 9, 2018; sisters, Tean Baker and Hallie Lewis; and four brothers, Fred, Melvin and Frank Woods; as well as an infant brother Aubrey Woods.

The family will receive friends, Wednesday evening, June 17th, from 5:00 – 7:00 PM at the funeral home.

Services are “Entrusted To” HALE’S Funeral Home of Sulphur, OK.

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Sulphur Times-Democrat

P.O. Box 131
Sulphur, OK 73086
PH: (580) 622-2102