William Woody

William Stanley "Stan" Woody

Thursday, April 29th, 1954 - Friday, December 4th, 2020
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William Stanley “Stan” Woody reunited with the good Lord on Friday, December 4, 2020 after battling a brief illness.

Stan was born April 29, 1954 in Waynesville, NC to Marlene and Wils Woody. Stan was the oldest of five children.

Stan graduated from Bessemer City High School in 1972. It was during high school he met his bride-to-be, Barbara Armstrong. Stan and Barbara were married May 30, 1974.

Stan continued his education at Gaston College and then Gardner-Webb University, majoring in criminal justice and psychology. He graduated in 1982.

Stan and Barbara welcomed their first daughter, Robyn Nicole, in 1977 and then their second daughter, Andrea Marie, in 1980.

Stan began his law enforcement career in North Carolina in 1978. In 1983, Stan and Barbara decided to move west and continue his career with the Odessa Police Department. Stan promoted through the ranks to Lieutenant and served with multiple divisions with OPD.

In March 1993, the opportunity came to begin serving with the Crane Police Department. Stan worked as a patrol officer until retirement as Sargent in December 2004.

It was in 1997 Stan made the decision to continue serving the community by joining the Crane Fire Department as a firefighter/EMT-Basic. Stan continued this venture until retirement in 2019.

After retirement from the Crane Police Department, Stan continued his career as a correction officer with the Crane County Sheriff’s Office. Stan also served a bus driver for the Crane Independent School District. Stan continued the community as the city fire marshal and a substitute teacher at Crane ISD.

Stan is welcomed into his next life by his mother, father, brother Thomas, and granddaughter, Tyra. Left to grieve Stan are his wife of 46 years, Barbara, and daughters Robyn (Frank) Scott, Andrea (Chad) Potter, and grandchildren: Abigail, Rowan, and Jack.

A memorial service will be held Monday, December 28, 2020 at 2 PM at the Shaffer-Nichols Funeral Home Chapel. Services will be officiated by Reverend Tommy Parker. Social distancing will be encouraged.

In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations to the American Diabetes Association in Stan’s name.
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    Monday, December 28th, 2020 | 2:00pm
    Monday, December 28th, 2020 2:00pm
    Shaffer-Nichols Funeral Home
    1503 S. Gaston Street
    Crane, Texas 79731
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    Tommy Parker


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Johnny Bell

Posted at 09:42pm
Stan was a friend from high school days in BC and I enjoyed hanging out with his family when they lived on Bell Road. Stanley would always call or stop by when he was visiting back in NC and we usually went to RO's BBQ or Bob McDonalds to share a meal and catch-up on our careers and family. I will miss those visits, my prayers to Barbara and the girls.
Johnny Bell

Andrea Potter Posted at 02:06am

He did always look forward to seeing you and the family when he came back home. He enjoyed time with you.

John Harrell

Posted at 06:52pm
I worked with Stan as a Highway Patrolman in the late 1990’s until 2003. Stan was always friendly, helpful and comical. We had some great times. Rest easy brother, we’ll take it from here. John Harrell, retired DPS. Investigator- Mason County District Attorney’s Office.

Andrea Potter Posted at 11:56am

Thank you, John. He did enjoy working with you

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