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Moulton R. Woodrum

March 15, 1921 - June 3, 2008

SPRINGFIELD – Moulton R. Moe Woodrum, 87, of Springfield died at 11:42 a.m. Tuesday, June 3, 2008, at Memorial Medical Center.

He was born March 15, 1921, in Petersburg, the son of Arthur and Josephine Mannix Woodrum. He married Helen T. Turner on June 10, 1940; she preceded him in death on Sept. 22, 2000.

He was also preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Robert Gerald and John E. Woodrum; a sister; and a brother.

He is survived by two daughters, Janet C. (husband, Joe) Ross of Barry and Jennifer (husband, Tony) Clinton of Sherman; a son, James A. (wife, Mary) Woodrum of Springfield; 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Mr. Woodrum was a Springfield resident most of his life. For 10 years he lived in Mesa, Ariz., returning to Springfield in 2000.

He was a retired electrician for Local 193 after 16 years of service. He also worked at Armbrusters Tent and Awning for 15 years. He was a member of the Ansar Shrine and Legion of Honor, Tyrian Masonic Lodge 333, AF&AM and Eagles Aerie 437. He was an avid sport and race fan. He was a U.S. Navy veteran serving during World War II.

Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday June 7, 2008, at Staab Funeral Home, where the Tyrian Masonic Lodge 333 will conduct a service at 11 a.m. Funeral services will follow at the funeral home with Sandi Woodward, CLP officiating. Burial will be at Camp Butler National Cemetery at a later date.

Memorials may be made to Shriner’s Hospital for Children.

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