George L. Woodson Jr.

December 05, 1929 ‒ February 22, 2021

Edison, Ohio

George L. Woodson, Jr., 91, formerly of Edison, Ohio, passed away on February 22 at Kingston Residence in Marion, in hospice care after a short illness related to Leukemia.

George was born December 5, 1929 in Roanoke, Virginia, the only child of World War I veteran George L. Woodson and Louise (Marcum) Woodson.  During his youth, he lived in Roanoke, Washington, DC and Baltimore, Maryland before moving to Ohio.  He later met and married Joan Kincade on June 7, 1950.  During 64 years of marriage, they raised a daughter and two sons in their Edison home.

George was a civilian employee of the Department of Defense, first in Marion, Ohio, at the “Depot,” then later in Columbus, Ohio.  He retired from public service in 1985, as a branch chief at the former Defense Construction Supply Center in Columbus.

During retirement, George found enjoyment from his grandchildren and great grandchildren, service to the Edison Town Council, and his cats.  He was also a regular visitor at the Morrow County Courthouse to do research on county and state records.

George’s family is spread throughout the United States.  His loving children are Patty (Ron) Risher of Mount Gilead, Jim (Julie) Woodson, of Marion, and David (Mary Ann) Woodson of McLean, Virginia.  His wonderful grandchildren are Joanna, Ryan, Adam, Marie, Megan, Alyssa, Laura, and John.  Great grandchildren are Grant, James, Loralei, Jackson, Avery, Dina and Sophia.

He was predeceased by his wife Joan, who passed away in 2015.

Those wishing to make a memorial contribution to remember George are asked to consider a local humane society or animal rescue organization.

A private family service will be observed as he is laid to rest next to his wife in Rivercliff Cemetery. The family will announce a public celebration to come when the safety of all can be taken into consideration.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to have been chosen to serve George’s family and your condolences may be expressed to them by visiting

  • So sorry to hear of George’s passing. He was a faithful servant to the Village of Edison. He will be missed. My appreciation and condolences to his family from a former resident of Edison,

  • To Patty and all the family
    So sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing.
    We were privileged to be a neighbor for many years. When he was able would see him walking to the post office and later see him driving there.
    He loved to talk about his cats!
    Our prayers are with you all.
    Dave and Karen

  • Dear Patty, David, “Jimmy”, and Family,
    Many memories flood my mind. I cherish the times Patty and I spent together during our middle and high school days. George graciously chauffeured Patty and me to many events never seeming to mind. George spent many hours on the road traveling to and from work in Columbus, Ohio, so his family could enjoy growing up in a small town where other family members resided. One thing that comes to mind is the sweet smell of George’s pipe. Good job George and Joan for raising three beautiful kids! Patty will always have a special place in my heart! I’m so sorry for your loss and I extend my deepest, heartfelt sympathy.
    With sincerity and love,
    Debbie (Long) Traub

  • Adam and all of the Woodson family: We send our heartfelt condolences and prayers of comfort.
    All of your friends and associates at Vitesse Oil.

  • Patty, Dave, and Jim
    My deepest condolences to you all. Your Dad was a Good man and fun to talk to. I had any number of interesting conversations with him when I was fortunate enough to “run” into him at one of the local restaurants at breakfast or lunch. Always fun to talk with.

  • So sorry to hear of your loss. I always enjoyed talking to your Dad whenever I saw him at the hospital,or around town. Our daughters have fond memories talking to him when they would walk to school from my aunts house up the street.Hold your memories in your heart to help you through this time.

  • Patty,
    Your dad was one of a kind! He was such a kind, thoughtful & caring individual. I got to know you & your dad, (rest of the family too), at Woodside Nursing when your mother, Joann was a resident, and my father was there also. Your dad never failed to come & see his loving wife everyday. You also were very diligent in your visitation of your mother. Whenever your mother needed something your dad was never bashful to make sure Joann received it. Sometimes your dad spent more time in the nurses station acquiring what it was your mother needed, because he knew her care was of the utmost importance in his mind. He was so dedicated to his lovely Joann. Your dad was never at a loss for words, always had something to say to everyone. Your father lived a Wonderful
    long life & now he is with his “Loving and Precious Joann”
    You have our deepest Sympathy!
    Love Dan & Doris

  • I was on Edison Village with your dad. He was very dedicated and worked very hard for the village. He made Edison a better place to live and raise a family. Your dad was one of a kind. You have my sincere sympathy.

  • Patty and family,
    I am so sorry to read about your dear father’s passing. Please accept my heartfelt condolences. I always enjoyed listening to the stories you shared about him. He was indeed a very special person. Prayers for your family.
    Dorothy Thomas

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