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Alfred Woodard

June 3, 1930 — February 12, 2024

Alfred Woodard

Alfred Vernon Woodard, 93, passed away Monday, February 12, 2024 in Lindale.  Celebration of life will be held Saturday, February 17, 2024 at 1 p.m. in Morrison Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial will follow in Graceland Cemetery in Jermyn. 

Alfred was born June 3, 1930 in Vernon to the late Floyd Jefferson and Martha Irene (Smith) Woodard.  He graduated from Northside High School Fargo, TX community, Hardin Simmons University, Abilene, TX, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, TX with a Bachelor of Divinity, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, TX with a Doctorate in Philosophy of Religion and Eastern New Mexico University, with a Masters Degree in Education. 

Alfred was the Pastor of the following churches, Medicine Mound Baptist Church 1949-1952, First Baptist Church, Gordon, Texas 1952-1955, Skyline Heights Baptist Church, Dallas, TX   1955-1957, First Baptist Church, Hollis, Oklahoma 1957-1960, Immanuel Baptist Church, Shawnee, Okla. 1960-1962, and Southmayd Baptist Church, Southmayd, TX  1962-1967.  He was also Interim Pastor of Westside Chapel, Possum Kingdom, TX, Megargel Baptist Church, Megargel, TX, and First Baptist Church, Gordon, TX.  Alfred was Director of the Baptist Student Union and Professor of Religion, Eastern New Mexico University, Portales, NM, Registrar, Eastern New Mexico University, Portales, NM, High School English Teacher, Hot Springs High School, Truth or Consequences, NM, and a retired rancher, Graham, TX.

Alfred’s lifetime love was his relationship with Jesus Christ.  His second passion was his wife, Gwen.  They were married 63 years until her passing in 2014.  His third love was for his children and family.

He had a passion for music.   He had a gift from God in playing the piano by ear.  After his retirement he decided to take piano lessons and learned to read music.  He was quite a talented pianist and loved his baby grand piano that accompanied him from his home to 2 separate assisted living centers.

He and his wife enjoyed traveling and toured the Middle East, Brazil, England, Hawaii, Alaska, the Caribbean, Canada, Mexico, Belize, Costa Rico, etc.

Alfred was a man of faith and integrity.

Survivors include: children, Candace Moseley and husband Chris, Claire Ward and husband Jack, and Kyle Woodard and wife Angie; brother, Floyd Jefferson Woodard of Abilene; grandchildren, Megan Jennifer Brandt, Christy Lynn Hershberger, Tracie Ann Moseley, Michael Andrew Moseley, Briana Womack, Loren Stalker, Courtney Stewart and husband, Josh, Shannon Adams, Ben Becker and wife, Courtney, and Natalie Schlippa and husband, Marc; great grandchildren, Christian Hershberger, Hunter Hershberger, Caroline Aguilar and husband, Juan, Morgan Cooper and husband, Collin, Natalie Marie Vasquez, McKenna Moseley, Harper Moseley, Brenlie Womack, Braylie Womack, Blake Russell, Camille Lopez, Briana Stalker and David Stalker; great great grandchildren; Christian Hershberger III, Dahlia Aguilar, Skylar Aguilar, and Delta Cooper.            

He was preceded in death by a sister, Shirley Woodard and a grandson, Curtis Wade Moseley. 

Visitation will be held Saturday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the funeral home.

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