Emmett Lee Woods passed in peace September 16, 2020 at the age of 75, surrounded by the love of his life and his children. Emmett was born to William and Jessie Woods on December 26th, 1944. He grew up in Tiawah, Oklahoma and this is where his joy of the outdoors began. He often told stories about how he would catch crawdads and snakes, stuffing them into his pockets, and bring them to school. Emmett attended Tiawah schools through the 8th grade and graduated from Inola High School, where he met the love his life, Patricia Ann. Emmett and Pat were married on September 18, 1964. They had a full life together with their children, Shelly, Ricky, and Kimberly. Emmett’s life career was in the business of plumbing, although he was a jack of all trades. His children always bragged how there was not much that he could not fix. He worked hard his whole life to provide for his family, but always found time to camp, hunt, and fish. Emmett also loved being around his grandkids and great-grandkids; he enjoyed teasing them and their laughter filled his soul. He also found happiness just sitting outside while swinging and watching all of his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren play. Emmett had a tender heart and helped those that strived to do their best. His family states that he was an example of honesty, respect, and most of all, unconditional love.
Emmett was preceded in death by his parents William and Jessie Mae Storm, brother Edward Woods, and his four sisters, Florence Klienstiber, Dorothy Gillum, Lola Woods, and Nora Woods.
He is survived by his wife, Pat Woods, daughter Shelly Marie Black, son Rick Lee Woods and his wife Angie, daughter Kimberly Lee Ann Bump and her husband, Dusty. Grandchildren include Amy Dawn Simon and husband Jon, Ricky Lee Woods Jr. and wife Anna, Austin Wayne Woods, Whitney Brooke Joseph and husband Adam, Dustin “Rowdy” Health Bump and Hannah Mae Bump. Great-Grandchildren are Stella Grace Woods, Elliott Lee Simon, Ava Brooke Joseph, Henry David Simon, and Thomas Lee Joseph.
All whose lives were touched by Emmett are invited to attend his viewing at Rice Funeral Home on Sunday, September 20, 2020 from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. in Claremore, Oklahoma. A celebration of his life will be held at Tiawah Community Baptist Church on Monday, September 21, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Highland Cemetery in Inola.
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