Herbert “Leo” Woodward
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Herbert “Leo” Woodward, 83 of Davenport, Fla. passed away peacefully Christmas Eve, December 24, 2021 at home with his loving family by his side.
Leo was born July 24, 1938 in Shelbina, a small farming community in northeast Missouri. He is the son of the late Joseph and Oleta Woodward and brother to the late Charles Woodward. Leo was the loving husband of 61 years to Linda (Clanfield) Woodward.
He joined the United States Air Force in 1956 at 18 years old and never looked back. He spent many years traveling as a family in the 22 years of his military service, he even had some temporary duties (TDY’s) in harms way. After his last overseas assignment in charge of the Jet Engine Test Cell at Spangdahlem A.F.B., Germany, he decided to hang up his military boots.
In 1978 he retired from U.S.A.F. in Albuquerque, NM and briefly worked for the U.S. Post Office. Then he moved to Alamogordo, NM soon after and worked with the civil service at Holloman A.F.B. in their Jet Engine Test Cell. In 1982, he moved to Northern, VA to work for the Air National Guard Bureau at the Pentagon and eventually transitioning to Andrews A.F.B. He eventually moved to San Antonio, TX before his retirement in 1995. Linda decided that their final move was to retire in Florida where they have resided for the last 27 years. They were active for the last 20 years with a couple of RVing clubs, and have met the best of friends while keeping in touch with their life-long military friends as well.
Besides his loving wife, Linda; he is survived by two children, three grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Sharon Craig (daughter) and husband (Robert) and their two children Spencer and Lindsey. Sheila Sicilio (daughter) and husband (Joseph), Sheila’s daughter, Amanda Kim and husband (Jimmy) and their two children Caleb and Cailey.
Leo’s Funeral arrangements are in the caring hands of Winter Oak Funeral Home and Creation, 1132 E. Plant Street, Winter Garden, FL 34787. A Celebration of Life service will be held at Winter Oak Funeral Home at the end of January 2022. More details to follow.