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  • Donald C. Woods, 94

  • Served in the U.S. Army, founded Woods Supermarket
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  • Donald C. Woods passed away Friday, August 23, 2013 at his home in Buffalo, Mo.
    He was born November 23, 1918 in Ozark, Mo., the son of Elmer and Shrilda Woods.
    Preceded in death by his wife Bertha, parents and one older sister Helen.
    He is survived by his son Don Woods Jr. and wife Joan of Bolivar, Grandchildren: Chris and Cheryl Woods of Chicago, Ill., Jeff Woods and his partner Miguel Barrio of New York City, New York, Shelly and Andrew Wheeler of Norman, Okla., four great granddaughters: Addison, Ella, and Avery Wheeler, and Harper Woods. One niece: Carolyn Patterson and husband Danny.
    Don and Bertha Woods were the founders of Woods Supermarkets. They were well respected in the supermarket industry in the state of Missouri. Don will always be remembered for his integrity in how he ran his business, his incredible sense of humor and his unending love for his family and the people that he worked with every day.
    He was an Army Veteran of WWII and received the Purple Heart.
    Funeral Service will be 10:30 a.m. Monday August 26, in the Buffalo First Baptist Church with Visitation 9:30 to service time. With burial to follow in the Greenwood Cemetery in Bolivar. Under the Direction of the Montgomery-Viets Funeral Home of Buffalo.
    In lieu of flowers, memorials maybe made to Buffalo YMCA.
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