Curtis L. Woodward, 79, of Corbin, Ky. and formerly of Noblesville, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019.

He was born on Sept. 7, 1940 to Carroll and Helen Woodward in Anderson, Ind.

Mr. Woodward graduated from Noblesville High School in 1959. Upon graduation, he enlisted in the United States Navy, where he proudly served his country as a Navy Seabee. After his service in the U.S. military, he began his career with Firestone Industrial Products in Noblesville. He later transferred to Firestone’s Williamsburg, Ky. facility, as an assistant plant manager, and retired after 39 years of dedicated service.

He married his wife Judy A. Woodward (Ramey) on Aug. 18, 1967, and made their home in Noblesville, where they would raise their family.
“Woody” as he was know to his friends, was an avid gardener and woodworker. His artistic abilities were also appreciated by fellow co-workers. He would often create memory posters for retiring employees at Firestone, or build magnificent martin bird houses for them.

Survivors include his wife, Judy; sons, Larry D. Ramey, Jr. of Simi Valley, Calif. and Steven J. (Amy) Ramey of Noblesville; a sister, Mary M. Berry of Sheridan; grandsons, Larry D. Ramey III, Dylan R. Ramey, Austin P. Ramey and Jackson T. Ramey; and niece and nephews, Susan, Greg and Kevin.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Norman Woodward, Bruce Woodward, and James Woodward.

Services are scheduled for Monday, Dec. 16 at 10:30 a.m. at Indiana Funeral Care, 8151 Allisonville Rd. in Indianapolis. Family and friends may pay their respects from 9 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will take place at Marion National Cemetery, Marion, Ind.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Wounded Warrior Project.