Mr. Billy Ray Woodward, age 60, entered into rest on Monday, January 31, 2022 at his home with his wife by his side. Funeral services will be 3:00 PM Wednesday, February 2, 2022 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Rev. Jamie Gulledge and Brent Taylor with burial to follow in the Thompson Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. Friends may stop by Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home on Wednesday from 9:00 AM until service time to view and pay their respects. The family is receiving friends at the home. The service will be livestreamed Wednesday starting at 3:00PM from the Miller Rivers Caulder Funeral Home Facebook page.
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Mr. Woodward was born April 27, 1961 in Chesterfield, SC a son of the late Clark Lawrence and Betty Gaskins Woodward. He was a graduate of Chesterfield High School, Class of 1979, and a retired employee of Ina Bearing after 39 years of service. His hobbies included fishing, playing golf, and mowing grass all through the neighborhood. Billy also enjoyed all genres of music, and was a proud supporter and booster club member of the Chesterfield Rams Football program. A true family man, his heart was his family, especially being “Poppy” to his grandbaby, Ashton. From playing softball to helping with homework their bond was inseparable.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Woodward was also preceded in death by his father-in-law, Bruce Chewning; nephew, Stuart Rayfield; and brother-in-law, Arlee Gaddy.
Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Deronda Rayfield Woodward of the home; daughter, Alishia (Jason) Watford of Darlington, SC; granddaughter, Ashton Lawrence Watford; siblings, Jerry (Rachel) Woodward of Pageland, SC, Betty Gaddy of Wadesboro, NC; Johnny (Melinda) Woodward of Ruby, SC; Melvin (Dawn) Woodward of Marshville, NC; Carolyn (Junior) Sellers of Cheraw, SC; Dean (Patsy) Woodward of Pageland, SC; Peggy (Danny) Gulledge of Ruby, SC; Mickey (Michelle) Woodward of Chesterfield, SC; and Barbara Woodward of Ruby, SC; mother-in-law, Beverly Chewning of Chesterfield, SC; brothers-in-law, Larry (Deborah) Rayfield of Ruby, SC, Randy (Donna) Rayfield, and Ricky (Mary Ruth) Rayfield both of Chesterfield, SC, Bruce (Leigh) Chewning of Ruby, SC, and Brian (Carissa) Chewning of Versailles, KY; special family friends, Jamie & Judy Gulledge; in addition to numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be directed to the McLeod Health Foundation, PO Box 100551, Florence, SC 29502 to support the McLeod Center for Cancer Treatment & Research; and McLeod Hospice. Both of these wonderful organization provided exceptional service to Billy and his family.
Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home (www.mrcfuneralhome.com) of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Woodward family.