Woodrow Carlile passed away on Wednesday, January 3 at Providence Hospital after a short illness.
A memorial service to honor his life will be held at 1:30 pm on Saturday, January 6 at Oak Crest Funeral Home with Rev. Charlie Dodd officiating. Visitation with the family will be at the funeral home on Friday from 5pm to 7pm.
Woodrow "Woodie" was born in Waco to John and Betty Carlile. He was the 7th of 9 children. He graduated from Waco High School in 1941 and served in the U. S. Army Signal Corp during World War II.
In 1947 he married Cathryn Donaldson and on December 20, 2017, they celebrated their 70th anniversary.
Woodie graduated from Baylor University in 1956, and after 35 years of service, he retired from the U. S. Treasury Department as an IRS agent.
Woodrow is survived by his wife, Cathryn and their 2 children. Son, Tom and wife Janet; Daughter, Tammy and husband Roger Smolkowski. Grandchildren, Thomas Carlile & wife Jadyn, Ashley Carlile, Chris Smolkowski, Mike Smolkowski and wife Brittany; and one great grandson, Carson Carlile. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Woodrow will be remembered by all who knew him as a Quiet Gentleman.