R. E. "Buck" Woods, age 83, of Heber Springs, Arkansas, passed away Thursday, September 20, 2012, at the Life Care Center in Andover, Kansas. Born in Heber Springs on December 11, 1928, he was the son of the late Albert and Mary (Gage) Woods.
Mr. Woods was a business entrepreneur.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Richard Dale Wood; one grandson, Richard Lee Woods; one granddaughter, Amanda Dawn Shaffer; two sisters, Anna Towell and Lucille DeLong; and the mother of his children, Zelma Dean Woods.
Mr. Woods is survived by one son, F. Lee Wood and his wife, Roberta, of Goddard, Kansas; three daughters, Barbara Keeter and her husband, Jim, and Brenda Ralston, all of Wichita, Kansas, and Joyce Fulton and her husband, Chico, of Prairie Village, Kansas; one brother, K. V. Woods of Oregon; four sisters, Alice Cothren of Pearson, Polly Wood of Mayflower, and Julia Soward and Dorothy McClosky, both of Heber Springs; three grandchildren, Mia Lynn Woods, Cassandra Hernandez, and Robert Calisti; and five great-grandchildren, Miguel Hernandez, Mercedes Hernandez, Dominic Hernandez, Ryan Calisti, and Zachary Calisti. Mr. Woods is also survived by other relatives and his many friends.
Visitation will be held Monday, Sept. 24, at Olmstead Funeral Home from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Sept. 25, at the Brownsville Church at 10:00 a.m. with Bro. Homer Branscum officiating. Interment will follow in the Brownsville Cemetery. Johnny Bittle, Larry Rooney, Robert Calisti, Miguel Hernandez, Dominic Hernandez, and Ryan Calisti will serve as pallbearers. Arrangements are by Olmstead Funeral Home. www.olmstead.cc