Allen Woodrow Woodie

November 29, 1937 ‒ July 03, 2020

Sunbury, Ohio

Allen Woodrow Woodie, age 82, of Sunbury, died unexpectedly on Friday July 3, 2020 at St. Ann’s Hospital with his family by his side. Retired self-employed sheet metal worker and mechanic. Former owner of Sunbury Farm Equipment. Member of Gahanna Freewill Baptist Church.

Allen was well known as a hard worker and skilled mechanic. He enjoyed racing cars and building engines for friends and competitors. Allen never had an enemy and was proud of the racecars he built. He was most proud of his daughter and grandchildren.

Born November 29, 1937 in Cadmus, Ohio to the late Claude and Georgie (Miller) Woodie. Also preceded in death by sister, Louise Fraley; nephew, Wayne Woodie; niece, Mary Brookfield.

Allen is survived by devoted daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Todd Bowmar; grandchildren, Chad and Denelle Caudy of Newcomerstown, Evan Green of Columbus and Taylor Ottman of Mt. Gilead; great-grandchildren, Kynsleigh and Chase Caudy; brother and sister-in-law, Don and Patricia Woodie of Gallipolis; sister, Maggie Smith of Gallipolis; and brother-in-law, Jim Fraley of Gallipolis.

Friends may call 5-8 PM on Thursday, July 9, 2020 at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 637 N. State Route 61, (at SR 3), Sunbury. Graveside service at 11 AM Friday, July 10, 2020 at Ohio Valley Memory Gardens, Gallipolis, Ohio.

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  • Will be missed dearly at Pacemakers race track always a friend to everyone!

  • Woody was a great guy. My dads buddy. I was so saddened to hear he had passed. My dad and woody passed the same day and they both have a need for speed so I am watching all those burn outs in the sky as they perfect those wings❤️ Woody you will be missed.

    • I heard about your Dad after the fact. Im so sorry please let me know if there is anythimg i can do tank you for yhe flowers they are beautiful prayers to you and your family

  • We are so sorry for your loss, he will be greatly missed!
    RIP Woody!

  • What a great man ❤️ Woody you were my PawPaws best friend. I always remember him racing down to the hub to have those coffees! I know you had a need for speed! It saddens me that we lost you and Paw on the same day! I know you guys are up there leaving burnouts for us running muck causing trouble!

  • What a great man ❤️ Woody you were my PawPaws best friend. I always remember him racing down to the hub to have those coffees! I know you had a need for speed! It saddens me that we lost you and Paw on the same day! I know you guys are up there leaving burnouts for us running muck causing trouble!

  • We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Woody was such a kind and gentle man. He would always have a smile and never knew a stranger. Rest easy dear friend. You will be missed. With deepest sympathy, Keith, Jona, and Myrna Baer

  • So sorry for your loss. Woody and Glenn Hayes were buds in this life and are now united again. Rest in peace Woody! You will be missed.

  • So sorry for your loss Lisa. He and Dad were best friends, now they are together again. Sending prayers of strength and comfort for one of the hardest things you will have to do in life. God Bless, April

  • Lisa and family,
    My condolences to you. I enjoyed talking with your father at the Sunbury Grill several times in the last several years. He will be missed. God bless you all.

  • So sorry to hear this…he’ll be Greatly miss…by family..friends and the race track! Woodie was one of the great ones not to many left..forever missed

  • We were so sad to hear of Woodies passing.
    He was a great person and friend for many years.
    Condolences to Lisa and the family.
    We will miss Woodie but know he’s in a better place.
    Prayers to the family.
    Jack & Joyce Henderson

  • Lisa and family,
    Woody was a good neighbor and friend. We often enjoyed talking about life and the unexpected twists. Sympathy for your loss.

  • I first met Allen when he purchased a house for he and his Mother on West 2nd Avenue in Columbus in the mid 50’s. Solid as an Oak tree and a straight arrow. He suffered a lot with health problems as he aged, but, he beat the life span -Psalms 90:10- Never a discouraging word about any body. A mutual friend described him as Still Water Runs Deep. We would get together once or twice a year. Not many of the Good Guys around anymore. Now he is in the Arms of The Good Shepherd. Blessings to his Children, Grandchildren and Siblings. Bill Lawson