Donald Ray Woods, age 83, passed on from his earthly life on April 17, 2021 at UT Medical Center. Don, or Woody, as he was known to many friends and family, was born on September 19, 1937 in Morgan County, Tennessee. He attended Porter High School, The University of Tennessee and Tennessee Technological University. Don was a loyal and devoted father, husband, and friend. He enjoyed the game of golf and was a member of Green Meadow Country Club. He was also a loyal follower of The University of Tennessee football program and attended most every game at Neyland Stadium, in the good years and the not-so-good years. He enjoyed auto racing. fishing and the company of dogs. He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Faye, who passed in September of 2020. He was also preceded in death by his parents, Walter Raymond Woods and Ruby Kathleen (Wilson) Woods and his sister, Billie Kay Patton. He is survived by his son, Walter Alan Woods. He was Uncle Woody to numerous nieces and nephews and he will be remembered as a kind and loyal friend by all that knew him. A celebration of Don’s life will be held at Green Meadow Country Club on Friday, April 23, 2021 from 5 to 7 pm. All family and friends are welcome. Smith Funeral and Cremation Service, Maryville, 865-983-1000, www.SmithFuneralandCremation.com
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