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Charles Campbell Woodard

Birth Date: June 21, 1919
Death Date: February 26, 2017

Charles Campbell Woodard, 97, of Decatur, passed away Sunday, February 26, 2017, at Tanglewood Village in Decatur.

Charles was born June 21, 1919, in Jasper County, IL, to Ralph W. and Lillie V. (Elliott) Woodard. He proudly served in the United States Army during WWII, Italy and North Africa. During his service he was awarded the purple heart. He married Lois E. Pfeifer on November 24, 1945, in Decatur. She passed away August 22, 2004. He was a member of Second Church of God.

He is survived by his three children; Gary W. (Nancy) Woodard of Nevada, TX, Sandra E. Kuhn of Naples, FL and Judy I. (Jim) Herlein of Columbia, MO; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and one sister, Dorothy Weber of Mattoon, IL.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Lois; son-in-law, Stephen Kuhn; three brothers, Austin, Ralph, and Elmer Woodard; and two sisters, Rosemary Morris and Audrey Dart.

Funeral services to celebrate the life of Charles Woodard will be 1 p.m. Saturday, March 4, 2017, at Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday before the service at the funeral home. Burial will be in Fairlawn Cemetery with military honors conducted by the Macon County Honor Guard. Memorials may be directed to the Macon County Honor Guard.

The family of Charles Woodard is being served by the Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home, 2091 N. Oakland Ave. Decatur, IL. Please view the online obituary, send condolences, and share memories at

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Funeral Service
March 4, 2017
1:00 pm
Graceland / Fairlawn Funeral Home
2091 N. Oakland Avenue Decatur, IL 62526
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March 4, 2017
11:00 am
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Graceland / Fairlawn Funeral Home
2091 N. Oakland Avenue Decatur, IL 62526
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  1. We, as a community, here at Tanglewood Village will truly miss this amazing man gracing our halls. Charlie joined our community nearly a decade ago, and was loved by so many. He was our "Mr. 300", a name coined by his countless perfect scores in Wii Bowling. Charlie had so many incredible stories to share with us, he led such a courageous life. We were blessed to have him in our lives and he will be dearly miss. Our prayers and condolences go out to his family and many friends.

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