Published 9:40 am Wednesday, September 13, 2023
Herman “Buddy” Woodrum, 87, of Bainbridge, formerly of Ripley, W.V., passed away Saturday, September 9, 2023.
The memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 17, 2023, at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel, with Charles Whittaker and Daniel Carraway officiating.
The family will receive friends following the service. Online visitors may sign the guest register at www.bryantfuneralga.com.
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Memorial donations may be made to the Marine Corps League, Hershel Woody Williams Scholarship Foundation, 665 Watkin Lane, Ravenswood, WV 26164.
Herman Cyrus Woodrum, Jr. was born September 26, 1935, in Huntington, WV, the son of Herman Sr. and Winifred Sullivan Woodrum. He was a graduate of Van High School and later joined the United States Marine Corps. Buddy retired as an operator for DuPont. He and Barbara spent the winter months in his later years as a part-time Bainbridge resident. He was a member of Ripley Baptist Temple in Ripley, West Virginia.
Buddy was a faithful and devoted husband, father, and grandfather who prioritized his life with Jesus, his family, his church, and the Marines. He faithfully served Jesus alongside his wife for many years. Serving in the bus ministry at church was a passion he continued even into his 80’s. He loved serving in the Marine Corps league and participating in the Honor Guard.
Buddy had never met a stranger and was that guy yelling the loudest at sports events, so everyone knew him. His plethora of magic tricks, the infamous tickle game, and watching his favorite movie of all time, Centennial, are memories the children and grandchildren will treasure. Buddy loved to read James Michener’s books.
Survivors include his children, Paul Woodrum of Port Orchard, Wa., and John & Michelle Woodrum of Bainbridge; his grandchildren, Shellby & Matt, Collin & Riley, Alexa, Kylie, Emellia & Dustin, and Harrison; his great-grandchild, Maisy; and his siblings, Linda Gray and Karen Woodrum. In addition to his parents, Buddy was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Barker Woodrum; his son, Mark Woodrum; and his siblings, Brenda Woodrum and Nora Bell Kuhn.
Bryant Funeral Home, located at 105 N. Florida Street, is assisting the family with arrangements. (229-246-3321)