Published 12:00 am Friday, May 21, 2010

Jessie Edward Woodham, better known as Buck, Ned or PaPa Woody, entered this world on August 19,1919 and passed from this world on May 19, 2010 at the age of 90 years and nine months.
Funeral services will be held on Friday,
May 21, 2010 at 11 a.m. at Castor Baptist Church. Ministers officiating will be the Revs. Morris Goins, Ed Baldwin and Terry Ward. Burial will be at Castor Cemetery under the direction of Hixson Funeral Home of Leesville, a Dignity Memorial Provider.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 20, 2010 from 6 p.m. until the time of service on Friday at 11 a.m. at the church.
He leaves behind Lucille S. Woodham, his loving wife of 70 wonderful years; five sons, Wayne Woodham of Leesville,
Eddie Woodham of Siloam Springs, Ark., Rocky Willard of North Port, Ala. Bryce Dixon of Hornbeck and Dean Dixon of Pineville; five daughters, Jeanne Poe (deceased), Carolyn Smith of Monroe, Jean Ann Phillips of Leesville, Jeane Reid of Colorado
Springs, Colo., Sissy Turner of Leesville; 25 grandchildren; 29 great grandchildren; eight great great grandchildren and 96 foster children.
He was a native of Vernon Parish where he retired as a bus driver and gas station owner. “Ned”
proudly served in the United State Army from November 19, 1942 until November 19, 1945, in the Co. C 61st Armored Infantry Battalion. He served in World War II where he received a Victory Medal; the European African conflict where he received the
Middle Eastern Service Medal; a Purple Heart Medal and the American Theatre Service Medal.
He was a farmer until his death. “Ned” was a father and grandfather to many children and grandchildren in this area. He was a member of Castor
Baptist Church. He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at