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Ernest “Ernie” Woodcock

September 24, 1929 - March 5, 2020

Ernest “Ernie” Woodcock, age 90, of Dover, DE, passed away on Thursday, March 5, 2020.

Born in Patterson, GA on September 24, 1929, he was the son of the late Jasper E. and Eunice (Aldridge) Woodcock. Ernie proudly served his country in the United States Army. He also worked as a foreman for Georgia Pacific Corporation. Ernie loved spending time outside, cutting his grass and taking care of his yard. He was an active member of Dover World Outreach Church of God and a dedicated volunteer for Meals on Wheels.

In addition to his parents, Ernie was preceded in death by his wife, Odetha L. Woodcock and later by, Marie Woodcock; and siblings, Jacqueline Walker and Eldon “Bo” Woodcock. He is survived by his children, Randy E. Woodcock (Jacqueline) of Albuquerque, NM, Linn L. McFarland (Rusty) of Middletown and stepdaughter, Joyce E. Cortilesso of Townsend; grandchildren, Charlie, Andie, Ryan, Dustin, Derek and Julia; great grandchildren, Riley, Quentin, Ryan Jr., Noah, Roman and Molly; and siblings, Alyne Leggett of Brunswick, GA, Earl Woodcock of Jesup, GA and James Woodcock of Patterson, GA.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Tuesday, March 10, 2020, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 275 East Main Street, Middletown, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 11 am. Interment will follow at Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ernie’s memory to Lakeview Church of God, 230 Hess Frontage Road, Grasonville, MD 21638 or Delaware Hospice, 16 Polly Drummond Center, 2nd Floor Polly Drummond Shopping Center, Newark, DE 19711.

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  • Our sincere condolences to your family. As Don and I committed our lives to Jesus and began to walk out our faith at the Wilmington Church of God, your parents were very influential in our lives. We especially remember your dad and how his Christian example was a true reflection of the love of Jesus. Always a kind word with a smile, always welcoming, we have talked about the many times that we could trust in the leadership of those who had prepared a path before us as your dad certainly did. We had a strong foundation to build our Christian lives upon because of those like your dad who were faithful in the hard times as well as the good times. It was because they cared about the next generation which was us at the time, and they walked out their faith as an example to us that God was real and He was faithful. We saw that in them and it caused us to believe that if God would do it for them he would do it for us. Know that you’re in our prayers and that we look forward to that glad reunion day when once again we can sit down and talk about the love of God for us, in people like your wonderful dad. God bless you all. With love from Don and Sandy Callahan.

  • Missing having a good friend and mentor to talk with and having lunch with. Heaven is blessed to have his beautiful soul. Until we meet again my friend.

  • Few men impact lives everywhere they go. Earnie Woodcock was one for sure. Kindhearted and Godly with a wisdom that few possess today. Your absence will be felt my all who were blessed with your presence.

  • Most special Great Uncle! Prayers for Randy, Lynn and all of the family. Love you all.

  • Uncle “Buddy” will always be remembered by our family. We loved his visits and phone calls. He was a friend to many and will be greatly missed. Love and prayers to you all from the Griffins and Greene’s in Patterson Ga. 💔

  • It was a pleasure knowing you and spending time with you. A true gentleman always.Heaven just became a better place. My prayers go out to the whole family, you have many fond memories to look back on, stay strong.

  • Blessed man he was and is, now more than ever! We loved him so and he was truly a saint here on earth. I know our grief can’t compare to yours the family. My heartfelt condolences to you all and rest assured…🎼When we all get to Heaven..what a day of rejoicing that be! When we all see Jesus…we will sing and shout the Victory! We love you. 💕🙏

  • I attended church with Ernie from time to time. For years I played for the church softball team. Ernie would often come out to our games and support us. He would always greet us with a smile. Be it at the field or at the church. He was always such a nice man and full of stories that made us younger men laugh. We enjoyed and respected his wisdom. He was loved and respected by all of us. My condolences go out to his family

  • My sincere condolences to all of Ernie’s family and friends!
    Ernie was such a warm and thoughtful person! I know he checked in on my parents from time to time and they appreciated that very much. I remember when Randy and I were camping with the scouts and the weather turned bad, Ernie would be the 1st parent to pick us up, and he usually had a box or 2 of donuts in the car waiting for us! I have very fond memories of Ernie!

  • I am deeply saddened by the passing of this wonderful man. He was a southern gentleman and a second Father to me and many others. So generous and kind. I will look forward to seeing him again in heaven one day. Rest well, dear friend.

  • So sorry that he left you but we can praise God for the time had with him and rejoice that now he’s in his heavenly home among family and friends. But most of all he is meeting with God and Jesus. Love to you all

  • RIP BROTHER ERIN you will be missed thank you for your time on this earth we love you and we miss you

  • Rest in peace my brother Erie you will be greatly missed by all always greeting you with a big hug and a big smile
    Love you so much

  • Lynn I’m so very sorry to read about the loss of your father. To know that he is at peace and safe in the arms of Our Heavenly Father is a comfort. With our deepest sympathy,

  • Ernie was a very kind and friendly person we will miss seeing him.Rest in Peace my friend. Dave and Veronica Gonce

  • To hardy soul and kind heart. Ernie’s compassion and kindness touched so many. We will miss him.
    Sorry about the VW, Rest in Peace
    Love, Mike, Bopin, Valerie and Ryan Carroll