Kenneth (Gene) Woodyard

Kenneth (Gene) Woodyard

April 25, 1929 — May 10, 2019

Kenneth (Gene) Woodyard, resident of Bertram, Texas, went to his forever home May 10, 2019 at the age of 90. He was born April 25, 1929 in Enid, Oklahoma moving to Ponca City, Oklahoma in 1936. He graduated from Ponca City High School in 1947 and Rice University in 1951. At Rice he was very involved in the Rice band (The Mob) where he served as president his senior year.
After graduation, he spent time in the Grand Tetons before entering the Army on Jan. 2, 1952. He was discharged in Dec. 1953 after serving in the Army engineer corps during the Korean Conflict. He attended the University of Texas receiving his Masters in Geology in 1956. He married Margaret Orr of Bertram, Texas June 9, 1956 then began a 30-year career as a
Petroleum Geologist for Continental Oil Company. He retired in Houston, Texas in 1985.

His wife, Margaret, preceded him in death July 1990. He married Carol Wood Christy, whom he had known since 1940 in Ponca City, on Oct. 19, 1991 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and moved to Tulsa. They built their home and moved to Bertram, Texas Dec. 1993.

While living in Bertram they volunteered with the Republican Party for a number of years and traveled a great deal throughout the world until he was no longer able to do so. He loved history, especially military history, and read extensively on the subject until his failing vision made it too difficult to read.

He is survived by his wife, Carol; his three children, Cathy McDaniel (Glenn) of Sanger, Texas, Lynn Kelley of Bertram, Texas, and Pat Woodyard (Paula) of Houston, Texas; his eight grandchildren, Jennifer Jannicke (Deron) of Lacey, Washington, Nicole Purnell (Tim) of Sanger, Texas, Elizabeth Schlicksup (Kevin) of Liberty Hill, Texas, Julieanne Braackeen (Justin) of Sanger, Texas, Sarah Gordy (Andy) of Thorndale, Texas, Cassandra Clark (Robert) of Kingsland, Texas, Cody Woodyard (Ashley) of Houston, Texas, and Dustin Woodyard of Houston, Texas; and 11 great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be in Liberty Hill Cemetery Saturday May 18, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.

Care has been entrusted to Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home in Burnet.

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