Beloved husband, father, grandfather and
renowned Biblical scholar, professor, and minister Dr. William
Edgar Woodson, Sr. of Lawrenceburg, Tennessee was welcomed into
the arms of his Lord on September 4, 2010 at Maury Regional Medical
Center in Columbia.
Visitation will be Monday from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Pulaski Street Church of Christ in Lawrenceburg followed by funeral services at 6:00 p.m. with Dr. Tom Holland and Dan Winkler officiating. Graveside services will be Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at Ridgecrest Cemetery in Jackson. Notes of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.oakesandnichols.com.
Born on September 9, 1931 in Jasper, Alabama, he was the son of the late Henry Edgar Woodson and Thelma ORear Woodson, who raised their six children in Jasper.
Dr. Woodson held degrees from Freed-Hardeman University, Union University, Harding Graduate School of Religion, and received his Master of Theology and Doctorate of Theology from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He served as the Chairman of the Bible Department at Freed-Hardeman University and was the founding Chairman of the Masters Program of Biblical Studies at David Lipscomb University. He held preaching positions at numerous churches of Christ throughout his career, including the Granny White Church of Christ in Nashville.
Under the initial tutelage of his mentor and close lifetime friend, Gus Nichols of Jasper, Alabama, Dr. Woodson became a highly respected preacher, scholar, international lecturer and writer, dedicating his life to the study of Gods Word, the teaching of the Gospel and to the training of preachers of the Churches of Christ. He wrote five books on various biblical topics and countless articles for numerous church-related publications, including the Spiritual Sword, for which he served as a staff writer. His profound intellect, unwavering faith and rare ability to analyze, comprehend and enlighten others concerning the most complex biblical issues will be sorely missed in the brotherhood of the Churches of Christ throughout the world.
William enjoyed reading, beach vacations with his family, camping, fly fishing, woodworking and carpentry. He was an ardent fan of Alabama Crimson Tide football. Mainly, he enjoyed the meticulous study of the Bible and offering the benefit of his knowledge to the thousands of students who had the opportunity to learn from him.
Dr. Woodson dedicated his life to helping and caring for his family and to serving God. He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Jeanne Creasy Woodson, originally from Jackson, Tennessee. Also surviving him are their three children Melissa Woodson Banks of Lawrenceburg, William E. Woodson, Jr. and wife Jamie Roberts Woodson of Knoxville and Allison Woodson McKamey and husband Darrin Brent McKamey of Lawrenceburg. PaPa took great interest and pride in his six grandchildren William Joseph Woodson of Nashville, Elizabeth Grace Woodson of Lebanon, Caitlin Alexandra Woodson of Knoxville, Brent Alexander McKamey of Lawrenceburg, Abigail Jeanne McKamey of Lawrenceburg and Woodson Mclain Banks of Lawrenceburg. He is also survived by his sister Betty Woodson Kimbrell of Birmingham and Don Ray Woodson of Jasper and many other relatives from his Alabama family, including children from his previously deceased sisters Nell, Jean, and Joy.