David Allen Woodall
David Allen Woodall, age 79, resident of Redfield, Kan., died Thursday, Dec. 1, at the Kansas City Hospice House in Kansas City, Mo. He was born on Oct. 26, 1937, in Mission, Texas, the son of Clarence and Cecelia Grove Woodall. He proudly served our country in the U.S. Navy, retiring in 1977 after 22 years of service. He then worked for a fiberboard plant, a cement plant, and later for shipyards from coast to coast. He married Sylvia Henderson on Jan. 31, 1960, in Miami, Okla. David enjoyed fishing and visiting the casinos. He was a member of the V.F.W. Post #2175 Nevada, and the American Legion.
Survivors include his wife Sylvia of the home; three sons, David Nolen Woodall, Ft. Scott, Robert W. Woodall, Branchville, S.C., and John A. Woodall, Bronaugh; a daughter, Beverly Rast and husband Guy, Coolidge, Ariz.; a brother, Morris Woodall and wife Vonnie, Montana; 17 grandchildren; 29 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Susan Crosby; two sisters, Lilly Conner, and Elaine Marion; a brother, Raymond Woodall; and his parents.
Jim Marion will conduct funeral services at 12:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5, at the Cheney Witt Chapel. Burial will follow in the U. S. National Cemetery. Military honors will be provided by the Navy Honor Guard. Memorials are suggested to the David Woodall Memorial Fund and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, PO Box 347, 201 S. Main, Fort Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.