Earl Lloyd Woodcock of St. Clair, MO, departed this life at his home in St. Clair, surrounded by the love of his family, on August 1, 2010 having reached the age of seventy-three years, two months and sixteen days. Earl was born in St. Clair on May 16, 1937, son of Paul Jacob Woodcock and Lola May Woodcock nee Baker. On October 8, 1957 he was untied in marriage to Edith Rose Roberts, known to all as Edie, and one son came to bless this union.
Earl is survived by his wife, Edie Woodcock of St. Clair; by his son, John Woodcock of Lake Ozark, MO; by three granddaughters, Shawna Benton and husband, Keven, Jackie Woodcock, Sara Woodcock and fiancé, Chris Dawson, all of St. Clair; by six great-grandchildren, Keven and Chelden Benton, Jordan and Jnoah Woodcock and Carson and Kaylen Dawson, all of St. Clair; by one brother, David Woodcock and wife, Carole, of Cabool, MO; by his special nephew, Carl Woodcock of Hermann, MO; by sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends.
Earl was a Christian and member of the Parkway Church of the Nazarene in St. Clair. He had lived in St. Clair throughout his life and owned and operated various businesses during his life, including Texaco Tune-Up, Muelwood, Flinestone Excavating and Video John’s, all located in St. Clair. In more recent years, he was employed by the City of St. Clair, retiring after ten years of service. Earl was proud to have served his country in the Army National Guard for eight years. He was a member of the St. Clair Saddle Club, the Route 66 Car Club and the Route 66 Motorcycle Club. He was very civic minded and in past years, had participated in putting on the St. Clair Festival Days, the Haunted House and the Fireworks Display, all in St. Clair. Earl was very outgoing and had enjoyed many hobbies and interests during his life. Going to the Lake of the Ozarks and pulling skiers was a favorite hobby, as was traveling in their motor home, riding his motorcycle and horse back riding. He liked to collect various rocks and had a special eye for finding petrified wood artifacts. In recent years, he was often seen riding through town on his yellow Moped. Above all else, Earl was happiest when he was surrounded by his family and his keen sense of humor will be missed by them all.
A devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, brother-in-law, uncle, great-uncle, cousin and friend, he will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew and loved him.
Visitation was held from 6:00 to 8:00 PM on Thursday, August 5, 2010 at Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO. Private committal will take place at a later date. Memorials may be made to the family.