Larry Eugene Woods
March 12, 1919 - February 10, 2020
Larry Eugene Woods (Gene) passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on Monday,
February 10, at the young age of 100.
Born March 12, 1919 in Marion Co, to Herbert & Helen (Crawford) Woods. The family
moved to Rushville shortly thereafter. A 1937 graduate of Rushville High School, he
played basketball and ran track, where he continues to hold the school record for the 100
Larry become a proud Marine, serving in the South Pacific during WWII. After an
honorable discharge at the end of the war, he returned to Rush Co, where he remained to
raise his family.
Larry eventually retired from Ford Motor Company in 1981, after 30 years of service.
Retirement never slowed him down though. One of his favorite things was woodworking;
many of his projects can still be found throughout Rush Co., including the courthouse. He
picked up golf as another hobby at the young age of 72 and continued to play until the age
of 96. You could also find him on Saturday nights dancing at Raleigh.
Larry and Betty met while working at Ford. They were married September 30, 1961, and
were happily married for 58 plus years.
He is survived by his children, from his first marriage, Sandy (Gerry) Woods Shores, of
Florida; Rick (Karen-Alice) Woods, of Florida; and Don (Chris) O'Neal, of Indianapolis; and
Debbie O'Neal, of Rushville. He was a loving and proud grandfather to 10 grandchildren
Larry was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Doris; two sons, Michael and
David; and one grandson, Kenny.
Visitation will be Friday, February 14, from 4:00-8:00pm, at Mosters Mortuary. Funeral
services will be held Saturday, February 15, beginning at 10:00am. Burial immediately
following at East Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the charity of
the donor's choice.
His family is very grateful for the loving treatment provided by Our Hospice, in addition to
the constant love and support from dear friends