Lacy Woody Obituary

Lacy Donald Woody
Lacy Donald Woody

May 9, 1931 - January 29, 2018
Born in Del Rio, TN
Resided in Louisville, TN
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Lacy Donald Woody passed away on Monday January 29, 2018. Lacy was born on May 9, 1931 in Del Rio, TN to Ernest and Bertie Murr Woody. He graduated from Cocke County High School in 1949, received a BS Degree from Maryville College in 1952, and a MS Degree from Wayne State University in 1960. He taught science at Thomas School in Detroit for 16 years, the last four years were as a supervisor working with student teachers. He moved to Hillsdale, MI and served as Junior High Principal at Jonesville, MI. During the Summers the family enjoyed spending time on Scott’s Lake in Northern Michigan where they owned and rented 6 cabins. The family moved to Maryville, TN in 1971 and Lacy taught 6th grade science for three years at Alcoa Elementary School. Another interesting venture was the opening of three Orange Bowl Fast Food Restaurants. The first was in the Kingsport Mall, then the West Town Mall and later one in Foothills Mall. He retired in 1990 after closing the last Orange Bowl. One of Lacy’s greatest interests was flying. He earned his private Pilot’s License in 1962, later purchased his own plane and earned his Instrument Pilot’s License. Other interests included water sports like boating, skiing and water rafting, camping, and taking the family on many trips in their motor home. Lacy always had a winsome smile and made friends wherever he went.

Lacy was preceded in death by his parents and his late wife, Esta Tomblin Woody. He is survived by his three children: Don Woody (Diane), Morristown, Randy Woody, Suwanee, GA, and Barbara Taylor (Tony), Maryville. Grandchildren include Michelle Woody Byrd (JR), Allison Woody Williamson (Alex), Ryan Woody, Savanna Woody, Hudson Woody, Senior Airman Wesley Taylor and Meredith Taylor. He has 5 great grandchildren. He is survived by two sisters, Betty Russell Endsley and Barbara Lowe.

Special thanks to the doctors and staff at Thompson Cancer Center and to 9 North Transitional Care Unit at Fort Sanders for the excellent care he received.

Lacy was an active member of Monte Vista Baptist Church. Family will receive friends at Monte Vista Tuesday, February 6, from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Funeral service will follow at 7:00 p.m. with Rev. Jerry Mantooth officiating. Family and friends will assemble at 11:00, Wednesday, February 7, at Sherwood Memorial Garden.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Monte Vista Baptist Church Building Fund, 1735 Old Niles Ferry Road, Maryville, TN 37803.




Monte Vista Baptist Church
1735 Old Niles Ferry Road
Maryville, TN U.S. 37803
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Monte Vista Baptist Church
1735 Old Niles Ferry Road
Maryville, TN U.S. 37803
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
7:00 PM
Sherwood Memorial Gardens
3176 Airport Highway
Alcoa, TN US 37701
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
11:00 AM