Charles “Coochie” Woods

Charles “Coochie” Woods

Posted: Wednesday, October 3, 2012 4:00 pm

Charles Woods was born May 11, 1926, the only child of Charlie and Catherine White Woods.

Funeral services wwill be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Southside Church of Christ in Dresden, TN with C. Michael Woods, E. Claude Gardner and Dan Chambers officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Cemetery in Dresden.

Gary Hall, Charlie Hall, Michael Woods, Colin Woods, David Schabel and Andy Mangum will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Conner Schabel, Nathan Schabel and Carter Hall.

“Coochie,” as he was known to many, graduated from Dresden High School on May 5, 1944 and left for the U.S. Navy on May 6, 1944. Returning home from World War II, he entered UT Martin Junior College from 1946-1948. He then enrolled and graduated from Murray State College in 1950. He met and married Lallie Lowery Hall in 1951.

His career was in Sales, spending 33 years with Kraft Foods Company. His jobs included Salesman (Memphis), Account Rep (Miami, Fla), Zone Manager (Houston, TX), District Manager (Norfolk, Va.), Regional Sales Training/Merchandising Manager (Dallas, Texas), National Sales Training Manager/Merchandising Manager (Chicago, Ill.), Cheese Product Sales Manager (Dallas, TX) and Area Sales Manager (Lubbock, Texas).

Upon retirement in 1986 he and Lallie returned to Dresden. In December 2005 they moved to Franklin, TN to be near son Michael & daughter-in-law Cathy.

Surviving are his wife of 61 years Lallie, two sons Gary Hall and wife Pam, Michael Woods amd wife Cathy; three grandchildren, Shannon Schabel and husband David, Charles W Hall and wife Lori, and Colin Michael Woods and wife Anne; five great grandchildren, Conner and Nathan Schabel, Madison Jane, Faith Ann and Carter Hall.

Charles was a member of the Church of Christ and served as an Elder for 16 years.

The family wishes to recognize and thank the staff of NHC Franklin, for there around the clock care, love and support these last four months. Their work will forever be remembered.

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