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Ken "Woody" Woodburn

August 17, 1945 — October 28, 2020

Ken “Woody” Woodburn

Athens - Ken “Woody” Woodburn, 75, of Athens, passed away peacefully at his home on Wednesday, October 28, 2020, surrounded by his family.
Woody was a 1963 graduate of Athens High School and a United States Army veteran serving from 1965 through 1967. He started his career working at Robert’s Men’s Shop on Court Street in Athens for Pete and Juanita Wigal. When you walked in the door at Robert’s there was no need to tell anyone your size, Kenny already had it! He would later retire from Ohio University where he worked in food service for over twenty years. Kenny was a member of the Athens Amvets, Enjoyed golfing with his buddies, identifying tree species and bird watching. He never met a stranger and never forgot a face.
An avid sports fan, Woody was always stand up and cheering his Bobcats, listening to Hall of Famer Marty Brennaman and the Reds, hoping this was the Browns season to finally win the Super Bowl and cheering for whoever was playing THE Ohio State Buckeyes.
Ken is survived by his wife of 48 years Pamela Alexis Bainey Woodburn; one son, Joshua David Woodburn; one daughter, Julie Anna Woodburn; three granddogs, Betty, Abe and Louie; two sisters, Patty (Jim) Frost and Marty (Ed) Bickel; one brother, Harold (Debbie) Woodburn; a special niece Tammy Woodburn; in-laws Richard (Diana) Bainey, Charlotte Taylor and Joanne “Doad” (Jim) Schaefer and many nieces and nephews.
Kenny’s wishes were to be cremated with no funeral services. A celebration of life will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, Woody’s wishes were that donations be made to the Ken “Woody” Woodburn Memorial Orchard Fund, c/o Nelsonville Home and Savings Bank, Columbus Street Nelsonville, Ohio 45764. Rodney Dowler and Tyler Schloss of White’s Mill and Daniel Hill of Hill Lanscaping will collaborate to create an apple orchard and bird sanctuary for friends and family to enjoy.
Friends are encouraged to sign the online guestbook at Services have been entrusted to the Ewing-Schwarzel Funeral Home.
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