Gary Lee Woodruff

Born: Sat., May 12, 1951
Died: Thu., Nov. 1, 2018


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Mon., Nov. 05, 2018
Location: Heyl Funeral Home

Funeral Service

12:00 PM Tue., Nov. 06, 2018
Location: Heyl Funeral Home

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Gary Lee Woodruff age 67, of Lexington, Ohio formerly of Ashland went to be with the Lord November 1, 2018 at 4:53 P.M. at Pickerington Care and Rehab Center after his struggle with bone cancer.

He was born May 12, 1951 at Mansfield General Hospital, the son of Eldon and Kathleen (Wilkin) Woodruff.  Gary was a 1969 graduate of Ashland High School.  Employed at the age of 18 with the Ohio Department of Transportation District 3 and retiring as an asphalt supervisor in 2000 at the age of 49.  He was a member of the Ashland Eagles Club.  Gary enjoyed the outdoors, fishing and mushroom hunting.  He was an avid bowler for many years in Ashland and Richland Counties.

He is survived by his wife, Julie known to him as “Honey” of Lexington; his children, Allison Tyner of North Carolina, Gary Shank of California, Constance (Zach) Schaeg of Ashland, Tonya (Russ) Frazee of Mansfield and Mary (Andy) Ball of Shelby; his grandchildren, Kyle Bowersock, Justin Tyner, Jadyn Wilbanks, Rianna Shank, Shyann Simmons, Andrew Schaeg, Rebekah Schaeg, Payson Schaeg, Lillian- Kay Schaeg, Dyonna Ball, Andy Ball 3rd, Adam Ball, and Rusty Frazee 2nd; his siblings, Karen (Tom) Knoefel, Jill (Tom) Gualtieri, Dana Woodruff, Rex (Charlene) Woodruff and Rick Shelly; along with his many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Now joined in Heaven with his parents, Eldon and Kathleen Woodruff; biological mother, Betty Bugbee; his foster parents, Carl and Dorothy Shelly along with many other family members and numerous friends.

Funeral services will be held at Heyl Funeral Home on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at 12:00 P.M., burial will follow at Ashland County Memorial Park.  Friends may visit with the family on Monday, November 5, 2018 from 6 to 8:00 P.M. and also one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. 

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Sandra Bowersock
   Posted Sat November 03, 2018
So sorry for your loss. Kyle, Allison, and Connie you are in my prayers.

Linda (West) Hager
   Posted Sat November 03, 2018
Julie and family I am so sorry to hear the passing of your husband and father. I pray that beautiful memories you have of him will one day push out the sadness. I am praying for you all. May you sense the comfort of God.

Alice & Robert Gregg
   Posted Sat November 03, 2018
Bob and I are so sorry to hear of the passing of Gary, he was a good friend and
neighbor. He will be so missed. Prayers to his Family. God is taking care of him now.
Our Condolences.

Rhonda Sanford
   Posted Sun November 04, 2018
Connie, I am so sorry for the loss of your father, praying for comfort and strength from the Lord.

JON Wilkin
   Posted Sun November 04, 2018


You are in our thoughts and prayers. Uncle Kenneth, Marla and Ken Eurick, David, Jon and Mary.

Pam Young
   Posted Sun November 04, 2018
I want to say sorry for the families loss. Gary was a good guy and was one to always crack a joke. I am so glad that he didn't suffer for a long period of time. Rest in peace Gary and know that you will be missed.

Jim and Michelle Burchfield
   Posted Mon November 05, 2018
May he rest in peace. He was a friendly soul to work with and will be missed. We extend our sympathy to his family at this time of loss and grief.

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