Meddie Eugene Woods, age 86, went to be with the Lord May 15, 2014. Born in Elizabeth City, NC, he resided in Virginia Beach for 59 years. Better known as Bud by friends and family, he was well known as the store manager of the Russell and Holmes shoe store at the Oceanfront in Va. Beach for many years. He retired from Ecolab Inc. as a Territory Manager after 23 years of service. He was a Veteran of World War II serving in the Navy as Seaman First Class spending time in the South Pacific during the invasion of Okinawa. He also served in the Coast Guard for a short time after. He was a lifetime member of VFW Post 6060.
Left to cherish his memory are his Loving wife Thelma of 67 years, three children; Wayne Woods and wife Sherry, Sharon Calhoun and husband Stan, and Mark Woods and wife Sherry, 5 Grand Children and 5 Great Grand Children, brother George Woods, cousin Glen Carlin, niece India Carrico, sister in law, Emma Lee Todd.
A graveside service will be held Tuesday May 20, 2014 at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens at 1:00 PM with visitation from11:00 -12:45 AM at Woodlawn Funeral Home 6329 E. Virginia Beach Blvd., Norfolk, VA. 23502. Full military honors will be rendered at the grave. Associate Pastor Tom Armbrister of London Bridge Baptist Church will be presiding. Please visit www.woodlawngroup.com to leave a message of condolence for the family.