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Leo Woods, 88, of Chillicothe, passed away, surrounded by his family, 6:55 p.m. Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at his residence unexpectedly.
He was born January 12, 1926, in Pike County, to the late Luther “Dink” and Ethel Fassler Woods. On August 28, 1948, he married the former Lova R. Bruno, his wife of 66 years, who survives.
Also surviving are children, Terry (Debra) Woods, of Red Rock, TX and Tony (Christie) Woods, of Chillicothe; a grandson, his name sake, Anthony Leo Woods; sisters, Addie and Essie and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sisters, Mary and Janey and a brother, Ovid Woods.
Leo was a life member and Past Commander of the American Legion Post 757 where he was the 7th District Adjutant. He was involved in Legion Baseball as a District Commissioner for 20 years. Leo was also a life member of American Legion Post 62, VFW Post 108 and AMVETS Post 4. He was a 66 year member of the Mason’s having been a member of Scioto Lodge #6 F&AM, Chillicothe Chapter #4, Chillicothe Council #4, Chillicothe Commandery #8 Knights Templar, Ross County Shrine Club, and the Aladdin Temple Shrine of Columbus. Leo was also a member of the Legion 40 et 8 and the Navy Petty Officers. He served in the US Army Air Corps for 2 years in the Pacific Theatre.
Leo was inducted in the CHS Hall of Fame for his community and Cavalier Club service. He was one of 5 men who started the Scioto Valley Youth League Baseball Program with Ruby Jenkins, Zeb Ginther, Bill Sullivan and Clayton Raney. Leo managed and played for the fast pitch softball team, River Oil, which won 5 state championships in A.S. A. He was an umpire and basketball and football official for over 20 years.
Leo retired, following 37 years of service, from the Piketon Gaseous Diffusion Plant.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Monday, November 24, 2014 in the WARE FUNERAL HOME with Adena Hospice Chaplain Bruce Hines officiating. Burial will follow in Grandview Cemetery where military graveside rites will be conducted by the Ross County Veterans Honor Guard. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Ware’s where there will be a Masonic Service at 7 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the American Legion Post 757 Colts Baseball Team c/o Art Devore 1207 Nelson Drive Chillicothe, Ohio 45601.