Lt. Col. Arthur Q. Woodward, Jr., was born in Aiken, S.C. January 4, 1925 and died at his home in Columbia, S.C. August 16, 2011. He was predeceased by his parents Mr. Arthur Q. and Sarah Knox Woodward. Lt. Col. Woodward was a graduate of Aiken High School and Clemson University. He also held a master?s degree in English from the University of Richmond. At graduation from Clemson as a distinguished ROTC scholar, he was made a 2nd Lieutenant in the Regular Army.
His service in the Armed Forces included being a togglier during WWII, making bombing raids over Germany. As an Ordinance officer he served at Redstone Arsenal during the development of America's space program. Later he saw service in Korea, Vietnam, Germany, Rome, and Thailand, earning Vietnam Service Medal with three bronze stars and Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm Unit.
Throughout the many moves of Army life, he maintained an extensive library. He passes on his love of reading and learning to his children and grandchildren. He was adept and ingenious at repair work and passed that on to his progeny also. Those who knew him will miss both his literary references and his plumbing advice.
Arthur was devoted to his wife of 63 years, Kathryn Johnson Woodward whom he met and admired in the second grade. His love of country was only exceeded by his love of family.
His family includes his wife Kathryn; daughter Kathryn C. Pu of Texas (Glen), granddaughters Yee Yee, Violet, and Quinn Pu; sons Arthur Q. III (Deborah) of Richmond, VA, and grandson Evan; George Burtson of San Diego (Gina), and son Christian; Sara Blanche Fella (Henry) of Ft. Worth, Texas.
He attended Memorial Chapel at Ft. Jackson and was a member of the Memorial Bible Study.
Visitation will be at Greenlawn Funeral Home from 7 to 8 pm Thursday, August 18, 2011. There will be a graveside service at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, August 19, 2011, in the Ft. Jackson National Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to Palmetto Health Hospice, 1400 Pickens Street, Columbia, S.C., 29201 or to the charity of your choice.
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