Thomas Ruffin Woodward

Services will be held at 11:30 AM Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at Hulett-Winstead Funeral Home Chapel for Mr. Thomas (Mr. Tom) Ruffin Woodward, 83, of Gautier, MS.

He passed away Saturday, December 26, 2020 at his home.

Interment will be in Highland Cemetery in Hattiesburg, MS.

Mr. Woodward served in the United States Army for 13 years. He later retired from oil sales after a long career. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Gautier, where He served as a hospitality host and deacon for many years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, E.T. and Mattie Woodward; two sisters, Kay Hough and Margaret Ann Lee and one son, Thomas Earl Woodward.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Judy Massengale Woodward of Gautier, MS; two sons, John Woodward (Sharon) of Hattiesburg, MS and Hugh "David" Woodward (Amy) of Gautier, MS; five grandchildren, Josh Woodward (Shemiah) Woodward of Hattiesburg, MS, Haley Bialkoski (Nathan of Old Ford, NC, Ethan Woodward (Rebekah) of Fort Worth, TX, Zack Woodward (Alexa) of Wilmongton, NC, and Lacey Woodward of Gautier, MS; three great-grandchildren, Brentlee Bialkoski, Theodore Woodward, and Truett Woodward.

Visitation will begin at 10:30 AM Wednesday at Hulett-Winstead Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to The Alzheimer's Association, alzheimers.org.