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Woodrow (Woody) L. McCormick

Woodrow (Woody) L. McCormick, 80, formerly of Mena, AR, passed away Wednesday, June 16, 2021, at his home in Pryor, OK.

Woody was born Oct. 28, 1940, in Hobart, OK, and graduated from Lake Valley High School. He received a double major at SWSC in Weatherford, OK. Johanne and Woody were married 58½ years and had a daughter and 2 sons.

Woody worked as a computer programmer in the aerospace industry from college till moving to Mena in 1981. They did some farming for a while but moved into Mena in 1992 where he worked for Emerson. In 2013, Woody and Johanne finally retired and moved to Pryor, OK.

Woody’s life centered around God and family. He faithfully served in every area of church life. Whatever the need, Woody served with joy. He was an avid fisherman and shared that hobby with his children and grandchildren

Woody is survived by his wife Johanne McCormick, a daughter, Tamra Johnson of Pryor, OK, and a sister Melba of Bowie, TX. He also has six grandchildren Jason, Grace, and Christopher Johnson, Aaron Kiersey, Dylan and Shelby Ashcraft and 4 great grandsons.

Woody is preceded in death by his sons Bruce and Stephen, his parents Bennie and Ione, brother Wesley and a sister Cleta Herron.

Service time will be Tuesday, July 13, 2021, 11:00 a.m., at Word Fellowship Church, Chouteau, OK.

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