January 21, 2024


Robert Sceabra Woodward

March 23, 1950 - January 17, 2024

Robert Sceabra Woodward, age 73, was born on March 23, 1950. Robert loved his family and Jesus. He knew his Bible from cover to cover and took every opportunity he could to witness about his Jesus. He was a “Jack of All Trades”. Robert worked all of his life, starting around the age of seven helping his father haul firewood. As an adult, he had many jobs while always providing for his family. He didn’t want them to lack of anything, including love. He drove an 18-wheeler log truck for many years with the Jones Trucking Company. He worked on the right-of-way many years for Martin Chemical, which was later known as Asplundh Tree Experts. Robert also worked as an operator of the machinery at local gravel pits. He accomplished all these jobs and skills before he started with the Town of Franklinton, where he later retired to go home to be with his wife and enjoy life with his family. Robert loved to plant his garden each year and enjoyed fishing. He passed away, surrounded by his family, on Wednesday January 17, 2024 following a tragic fall at his home.

Survived by: Wife of 51 years: Mary Dykes Woodward of Mt. Hermon; 2 Sons and a Daughter in law: Robert Jamieson and Tammy Woodward, Danny James Woodward all of Franklinton; 2 Daughters and Sons in law: Tracey Rachelle and Robert Pease of Mt. Hermon, Shanna Marie and Billy Brooks of Franklinton; Grandchildren and Spouses: Brittany and Scott Smith, Ariel and Joseph Creekmore, Whitney and Austin Stuart, Kaitlyn Woodward, Brianna Bryant, Creighton Woodward, Billy Brooks, II, Daniel Bryant, Caiden Woodward, Kenneth Brooks; Great-grandchildren: Selah Smith, Liam Carver, Remi Breland; 3 Sisters and a Brother in law: Christine Woodward of Laplace, Elvia and Douglas Taylor of Angie, Evaline Rowell of Tylertown; Also numerous special nieces and nephews and other family members

He was preceded in death by his parents Robert E. Lee Woodward and Luvell Hartzog Woodward, sisters Flora Thompson, Sylvia Phelps, son in law Floyd Ordoyne, father in law and mother in law James F. and Athlea Dykes, brother in law Claude Rowell.

Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Friday January 26th from 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm and after 9:00 am on Saturday. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 am Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Bro. Raymond Garcia, Ron Pope and Scott Smith officiating. Burial will follow in the Old Gerald Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to help with final expenses.

Pallbearers: Billy Brooks, II, Drew Brooks, Kevin Easley, Tanner Welch, Ellie Taylor, Blake Cox

Honorary Pallbearers are Billy Brooks, Joseph Creekmore, Austin Stuart

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