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William James Woods Jr. was born in Galveston, Texas on June 30, 1953 to Seldon and William James Wood Sr. He was lovingly nicknamed "Junior Boy" by his family and was referred to as such by friends and neighbors throughout his life.

He attended Ball High School and was a member of the 1971 graduating class. His warm smile, kindhearted spirit and even-tempered nature were but a few of the many qualities that made him well suited for a career in public service. He began working as a waiter and later a bartender for several local restaurants in Galveston including The Hotel Galvez, Gaidos and the Artillery Club. He would also go on to receive an Associate Degree in Applied Sciences from Galveston College.

He became employed with the United States Postal Service as a postal clerk. During his 23 plus years of service he found many opportunities to advocate, represent and get better acquainted with his fellow postal workers. William would serve multiple terms as an officer and President for the local APWU Chapter. He would attend numerous conferences and conventions related to the advancement and achievements of the American Postal Worker.

William also had a great love and appreciation for music especially soulful R&B and jazz. He spent the majority of his leisure time attending performances, collecting recordings and listening to various musicians of all genres. He was also the host of a Sunday weekly jazz show for the KGBC radio station in Galveston.

No matter how bad things were or what the situation, William's favorite saying was, "I can't complain about anything".

William J. Woods Jr. departed this life on Saturday, January 27, 2007 at the University of Texas Medical Branch with loving family members in attendance. He was preceded in death by his parents William J. Woods Sr. and Seldon Woods.

He leaves to cherish his memory two devoted daughters, Kaci Woods of Galveston, Courtney Woods of Hitchcock and son Damian Ivory of Texas City; three grandchildren, Brianna Cardona, Kenneth ("Shorty") L. Francis III and Diavian Ivory; two brothers, Arthur Bryant Jr., Ronald L. Woods and two sisters, Seldon Bryant-Rolle and Myrna Woods-Franklin; three nieces, Alicia Jones, Turkessa Taylor and Shameka Union; a host of cousins, extended family members, countless friends and neighbors.

Visitation will be held  on Friday, February 2, 2007 from 3-7:00 p.m. followed by a wake from 7-8:00 p.m.  in the chapel of  Wynn Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 3, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. at Mount Gilead Baptist Church, 3506 Avenue N 1/2, Galveston, Texas.  Pastor Michael Dwyer will officiate.

Burial will follow at Mainland Memorial Cemetery in Hitchcock, Texas.

Memorials, cards and flowers may be sent to Wynn Funeral Home, 602-32nd Street, Galveston, Texas, 409/621-1677.

 

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