Goldin C. Woody, Age 78. Senior Chief Petty Officer, US Navy (Ret).
Departed this earth on June 11th 2019, after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. In his last days, he was surrounded by his loving family and grandchildren, which were the pride and joy of his life.
Mr. Woody was born and raised in Lumpkin County, GA. While in high school in 1957, he joined the US Army Reserves and then entered the US Navy in 1959, retiring in 1977. After his military service, he was employed at Scientific-Atlanta Inc. He held degrees in in Industrial Engineering and Business Administration, retiring in 1997 as a Senior Quality Engineer with certifications as Certified Welding Inspector (American Welding Society) and Certified Quality Engineer (American Society for Quality Control).
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Drucilla J. Woody, six children and their spouses: Gordon & Karen Woody (Dahlonega GA), James & Rosa Woody (Rio Grande Costa Rica), Elizabeth & Arthur Brown (Dawsonville GA), Dr. Paul C. Woody, D.O. (Dahlonega GA), Michael & Natalie Woody (Venice FL), and John & Jarka Woody (Round Rock TX). Also among his surviving family are 17 grandchildren.
Mr. Woody was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. Hunt R. Woody Sr. and Grace Marie Goldin Woody, brothers Rogers and Wayne Woody and their grandson Tyler A. Woody. He was the grandson of Gover Cleveland Goldin and Mae Jemima McBrayer and Willis Rabun Woody and Adalizer Rogers.
The family would like to thank Dr. Patrick Connaro, M.D. for his expert medical advice and services. Also appreciation to Dr. Ronald Steis and Barbara Burke, PA, of Atlanta Cancer Center, and for the love and care provided by Homestead Hospice.
A viewing will be held on Thursday, June 13th from 5:30 pm -8:00 pm at Dahlonega Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be held on Friday, June 14th, at 4:00pm at St. Luke Catholic Church in Dahlonega. Interment will follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Dahlonega.
Arrangements by the professional staff of Dahlonega Funeral Home 20 Gibson Road Dahlonega, GA 30533 706-864-DOVE (3683)