BLOOMINGDALE — Milton Woody, of Bloomingdale, died Thursday, July 4, 2013, at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born Nov. 7, 1920, in Bloomingdale, the son of Edgar Woody and Emma Rayl Woody He graduated from Bloomingdale Academy and lived his entire life in Parke County.
Milton served in the U.S. Air Force from November 1943 to July 1945. He was an aerial gunner in a B24 Liberator and attained the rank of staff sergeant. He was stationed in Southern France, Central Europe, and Italy during World War II.
His career spanned more than 30 years as a rural mail carrier with the Postal Service and with Parke County Farm Bureau. He was a member of the United Methodist Church of Bloomingdale and a 50-plus-year member of Bloomingdale Lodge 127 Free & Accepted Masons and a 50-plus-year member of Hedges Chapter 51 Order of the Eastern Star.
Survivors include his wife of 71 years, Dorothy Jean (Willhite) Woody; three sons, David of Lawrenceville, N.J., Donald of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Dennis of Hanahan, S.C. There are nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Lawrence and Owen; and one sister, Lora Flock.
Visitation will be Monday, July 8, 2013, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Barnes and Rice Funeral Home, 111 East High St., in Rockville, with Masonic memorial services at 7:30 p.m. Services will be held on Tuesday, July 9, 2013, at 11 a.m., at the funeral home, with the Rev. Dale Payne officiating.