Ronald Douglas Woodke

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Ronald Douglas Woodke

October 07, 1934 - February 13, 2019

Ronald Douglas Woodke Ronald Douglas Woodke, 84, of Athens, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, at his residence under hospice care. Mr. Woodke was born Oct. 7, 1934, in Michigan to Gene Cronkright and Isobel Pateman.
Funeral services for Mr. Woodke will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, at Limestone Chapel Funeral Home with Bro. David Jones and Pastor Tim Anderson officiating. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, at the funeral home. Burial will be in Roselawn Cemetery.
He is survived by his daughters, Kiela Christopher (Skip), Kerri Gordon (Tommy), Kaye Curtis (Mike) and Karole Stout; brother, Richard Woodke; grandchildren, Crysten Conner, Maribeth Lirette, Justin Gordon, Emily Gordon, Jenna Miller, Sam Curtis, Peter Curtis, Callie Stout and Sterling Stout; and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Woodke.
Mr. Woodke was a member of First Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon and served in the choir. He worked with the youth group, taught Sunday School and drove the church bus.
He was a member of the VFW, Eagles, United Way of Limestone County and the Shirts and Skirts Square Dance Club. He was a bookkeeper for the Limestone Baptist Association. He taught physics at Calhoun Community College, UAH and Hartselle High School.
He was an ambassador for Jesus Christ and the best dad four girls could ask for. He was also an Air Force veteran, a master's graduate from Auburn University and worked as an engineer at Saginaw Steering Gear for 36 years.
Pallbearers are Sam Curtis, Justin Gordon, Peter Curtis, Tim Stout, Jed Lirette, Rann Gordon, Sterling Stout, Skip Christopher and Tommy Gordon. Honorary pallbearers are Mike Curtis, Darren Woodke, Chandler Martin, Asher Lirette and Eric Miller.
Published on February 14, 2019
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2 posts

DeeEllenDee Dodge Hawkins
Feb 18, 2019
To the 4 K's, I can only imagine the loss you are feeling. A loss I am yet to experience. I will always remeber the fun time our families shared in Michigan. You were all special to me growing up. Such fun memories. May you keep your Dad in your heart with your wonderful memories. I pray you receive the comfort, strength and peace that only our Savior can bring. Love and Hugs during this difficult time. Love, Deeā¤
Gail (Gibson) Pabst
Feb 15, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May happy moments from the past bring forth precious memories to cherish for a lifetime. I remember your dad and uncle coming over to visit my mom when I was a kid. I'm sure your dad is rejoicing with his Lord and Savior, and he's reunited with your mom. Sending love and hugs to all of you.