MONTPELIER -- Gailand A. Woodward, age 71, of Montpelier, Ohio, passed away late Thursday, November 15, 2012 at the University of Toledo Medical Center in Toledo following a brief illness.
Mr. Woodward was retired from the U.S. Navy. After his retirement from the Navy, he worked for various Naval based Defense System companies.
Mr. Woodward was born in Napoleon, Ohio, on February 5, 1941 the son of the late Glen B. and the late Pauline (Goodwin) Woodward. On October 6, 1962, he married Nonnie Coopman and she survives.
He enjoyed singing and spent many years volunteering at nursing homes singing for the residents. He was also active in prison ministry and he and his wife instructed marriage classes for the community at his local church.
Surviving besides his wife, Nonnie, are: three sons, Allen (Elaine) Woodward of Montpelier, Gailand Woodward, Jr. of Los Angeles, CA, and Joseph (Suzanne) Woodward of Blacksburg, VA; and grandchildren, Curtis, Luke, Kara Jo and William. Also surviving are brothers, David, Dean and John Woodward; and sisters, Diane McCormick and Melody DeMars.
Preceding him in death besides his parents was a sister, Janice.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday November 20, 2012, at Emmaus Lutheran Church in Wauseon. Interment will follow in the Riverside Cemetery in Montpelier. Friends may call at the Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home in Wauseon from 4-8 p.m. on Monday.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Disabled American Veterans or the charity of your choice in his name. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.GrisierFH.com.