Gary Lee Woods, 57 of Hamburg, IA held many roles in his short time on this earth but none was as important to him as being a brother, husband, father, and grandfather. Gary was born on May 19, 1964 in Maryville, MO to Eugene William and Verna Maxine (Stevenson) Woods. Gary was next to last of 10 children and always joked that he was 2 minutes older than his twin brother Larry. Gary attended grades K-5 in Hopkins, MO and then moved to Bedford, IA where he played the drums for the school band. Gary graduated in 1982. Gary was united in marriage and moved to Hamburg, IA in 1982. Two children were born from that marriage and were named Mike and Lucynthia. Mike gave him 3 grandchildren and Lucynthia blessed him with 2 grandchildren. He married the second time on Feb. 2, 2002 to Carol (Lang) Woods, which extended his family to include another son (Gavin), daughter (Angela), and 5 grandchildren.
Gary had numerous hobbies that he enjoyed but being with family and friends and his grandchildren brought him much joy. His hobbies included cruising in his ranger around the streets of Hamburg with his dog child, Sasi, gardening, going to tractor pulls and following Beer Money Pulling Team on Facebook. He had fun DJing with Rick Owen as Main Event Music. Gary became certified as a storm chaser so anytime it stormed you would find him cruising around looking for tornadoes and sharing the evidence with family and friends. As a young child he would watch WWE on television with his mother and that love continued into his adult life. Gary loved working on the farm with his brothers-in-law during spring planting or fall harvest and loved working cows with his son Gavin. Gary was also a long-term employee (35 years) at the ConAgra Plant in Hamburg, IA and was still employed there at the time of his death.
Left to mourn this great loss is the love of his life, wife, Carol Woods, his children Gavin Lang (Angela) of Hamburg, IA, Lucynthia Mathenia and Mike Woods (Kristi) both of Vinton, IA Grandchildren: Gavin, Jr., Austin, Evan, Carol Jane, Edward, Emmett, Damien, Willow, and Tatum. Brothers: Russell Woods (Joan) of Carlisle, IA, Charles Woods (Tina) of Hopkins, MO, Earl Woods of Bedford, IA, Larry Woods of Clarinda, IA, Claude Lang (Shelly), Clayton Lang (Judy), and Cary Lang all of Hamburg, IA; sister Ethel Glidden (Merle) of Clarinda, IA. Included is an aunt Hazel Liter of Savannah, MO, Tennie Phillips of Stanberry, MO and many nieces, nephews, and many friends.
Preceding him in death are his parents, mother and father-in-law Clarice and Claude Lang, brothers-in-law: Curt, Clyde and Clarke Lang; brothers: Curt and Lloyd, sisters: Nancy and Carolyn, and grandson Wyatt Lang.
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