Jack Woods

Jack Woods

Monday, July 2nd, 1923 - Saturday, June 6th, 2020
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Air Force Veteran, Photographer, and devoted Christian, Jack Woods, age 96, of Cincinnati, passed away Saturday, June 6th, 2020 at his home.

He was born on July 2nd, 1923 and was raised by George and Louise Applegate. Like so many from his generation, Jack answered the call to duty and served in the Army Air Corp in both active duty and military reserves from 1941 to 1967. While stationed in Germany, Jack flew over 450 air missions, directing enemy fire, over enemy lines in lite aircraft at low altitude. He continued his flight missions in the Korean War while stationed in South Korea. During Vietnam, he used his expertise and leadership as a helicopter instructor to mentor and train other soldiers. Jack received seven Air Medals as well as many other commendations throughout his distinguished military career, placing his mark on history by helping to defeat the enemies of peace and liberty.

Jack was a dedicated and loyal man. He opened his own Photography business, Jack Woods Photography, and worked hard for over 50 years. He brought the same level of commitment to teaching Sunday School and serving the church. Jack was a doting and adoring husband to Geraldine, who he would have done anything for. Together they were able to travel the world, but were especially fond of their trips to Hawaii and being able to participate in missions work. Jack will be remembered as a teacher, mentor, pilot, photographer, Christ-follower, and a Sarris Chocolate fanatic.

Jack was preceded in death by his parents George and Louise Applegate, brothers George Applegate and David Applegate, and sister in law Phyllis Applegate. Jack is survived by his wife of 77 years, Geraldine Woods (Casterline), children Richard Woods (Terri), Jack D. Woods (Donna), and Janice Putnam (Bobby), grandchildren Jack Loren Woods (Shellie), Bill Roberts, Wendy Ferron (Bobby), Brent Roberts (Vanessa), Jeremy Woods (Sophia), Leslie Woods, Melissa Woods, and Nikki Woods, 14 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren, sisters Judy Bilak (Mike) and Lorene Mueller, sister-in-law Fran Applegate, and numerous nieces and nephews and friends.

To help the family celebrate his life, you are invited to share during a Life Celebration Service on Friday, June 19th, 2020 at 5:00 pm at Tri County Assembly (7350 Dixie Hwy, Fairfield, OH 45014).

Please use Jack's online Book of Memories to share photos, condolences, and memories on his tribute wall. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Assemblies of God World Missions (1445 N Boonville Ave, Springfield, MO 65802) or plant a memorial tree in memory of Jack at

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  • Life Celebration Service

    Friday, June 19th, 2020 | 5:00pm
    Friday, June 19th, 2020 5:00pm
    Tri County Assembly
    7350 Dixie Hwy.
    Fairfield, OH 45014
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    In lieu of flowers, please donate to Assemblies of God World Missions (1445 N Boonville Ave, Springfield, MO 65802) or plant a memorial tree in memory of Jack at
  • Interment

    Dayton National Cemetery
    West Third St.
    DAYTON, OH 45428
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    Private Burial


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Love, Dave and Reni Strange

Posted at 10:41am
What a wonderful neighbor and loving family man! We will miss his friendly presence. May God comfort you through this difficult time.
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Heather Foos

Posted at 03:36pm
I met him when his wonderful son was Pastor at the church we attended in Willard Ohio. "Way back when," his daughter-in-law Donna & some of her friends went to his house for a swim. They are such a congenial couple & I've enjoyed posts on Facebook about them. He will be missed; he made the world a better place! But I'll be seeing him one of these days!

Caroline Foster Hicks

Posted at 01:53pm
Enjoyed spending time with Jan and her folks in Branson. They were such a joy to be around. My prayers are with you all.

Judy Rogers

Posted at 12:46pm
We loved this man like our own . He was an amazing man of God and his humor was so contagious. You will be so missed dear friend. Dick & Judy

David W. Martin

Posted at 11:18am
It is an honor to call Jack Woods my friend although we did not see each other very often in recent years. I respect his service to our country and admired his photography work. To the family: our prayers are with you in this season of life. You remain friends to Dora and me that will last our lifetime. "God walks the dark hills." He is with you all the time.

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