Willie Everett “Woody” Woodward Jr. of Miami died Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2007, at his home following a long illness.

He was 60.

Mr. Woodward was born April 17, 1947, in Shawnee to Willie Everett and Wanda (Douglass) Woodward Sr. He attended schools in Shawnee and Seminole Junior College. He moved to Miami in 1992 from Shawnee.

He was a Vietnam War veteran of the Army where he served as a sergeant.

He was a general manager for Budweiser in Lawton and worked as a general manager for Coors. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion and American Association of Retired Persons.

He married Nancy June Jenkins on Sept. 18, 1968, in Norman. They were later divorced.

Survivors include one daughter and her husband, Cheri and Mike Hensley of Oklahoma City; one so nand his wife, Billy and Heidi Woodward of San Diego, Calif., and four grandchildren, Audriana Hensley and Madisyn Hensley, both of Oklahoma City, and Kurt Woodward and Dylan Woodward, both of San Diego.

He was preceded in death by his father; his mother, Wanda Bethel-Pope; his stepfather, Gordon Bethel, and two sisters, Loretta Davis and Annetta Jones.

Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, at Fairview Cemetery, 1400 N. Center St. in Shawnee. The Rev. Steven Cowan will officiate.

The Fort Sill Casualty Office will provide graveside funeral honors.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Cooper-Althouse Funeral Home in Miami.

Memorials are suggested to the American Lung Association in care of the funeral home.