SSG. Timothy Scott Woods II, 26, of Salem, crossed from this life to another on August 19, 2019 in Anchorage, Alaska.
Tim was born on March 23, 1993, to Timothy Scott Woods Sr. and Alicia Moran Woods. He was a 2011 Glenvar graduate who lettered in both football and wrestling. Tim was a phenomenal football player and was chosen to represent the Southwest Virginia football team in the state all-star game. After multiple offers to play collegiate football Tim carried his talents to the Citadel. Seeking a life of adventure, he left the Citadel and enlisted in the U.S. Army as an Infantryman. He served with both the 2nd Infantry Division at Joint Base Lewis McChord and the 4th Infantry Division at Fort Carson before attending Airborne School. After completing Airborne School, he was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 509th Airborne Infantry, 4th Brigade, and 25th Infantry Division. Tim served a deployment to Afghanistan with this unit and was awarded the coveted Combat Infantryman’s Badge and an Army Commendation Medal with a “C” device. Tim loved adventure from motorcycles and fast cars to jumping out of planes. He loved his family, friends and his country deeply and was excited to come home on leave in September and see everyone.
Tim is predeceased in death by his grandfather James Albert Woods and a cousin Bryson Kane;
Left behind to cherish his memory are his daughter Bella-Rae Scott Woods; father Timothy S. Woods Sr. (Jennifer) of Bland, VA; mother Alicia A. Woods of Bentonville, AR; Two step-siblings Dustin Carpenter and Samantha Gorth both of Salem,VA; Grandmother Linda Sue Woods of Crozet, VA; Ruth Baker of Bentonville, AR and grandfather Ronald D. Moran as well as Uncles James Allen Woods of Salem.VA; Ernest Lee Woods (Amanda) of Palmyra,VA; Charles Jayson Woods (Kelly) of Crozet,VA; Michael Moran of Bentonville, AR; Aunt Doraine Moran of Bentonville, AR; Cousins Jacob Lee, Elizabeth Anne, James Alexander, Autumn Grace, Ally Rose, Kayla Nicole,Ryan Michael, Dayton Phillip, Tara Lynn, Vanessa Rotramel, Nathan German and Zachary David; he also leaves behind a host of other family members and friends;
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, August 27, 2019, From 6 to 8:00 p.m. at John M, Oakey & Son Funeral Home & Crematory, 305 Roanoke Blvd. Salem, VA 24153. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. in the John M. Oakey & Son Chapel. Tim will be laid to rest at Southwest Virginia Veterans Cemetery following the service. The family invites all to attend a reception following at the Pulaski National Guard.
The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the staff at Providence Medical center in Anchorage, AK for their care and concern for Tim, as well as the EMT's and Alaska State Police. A special thanks to all of those at Joint Base Elmendorf- Richardson for your compassion and support of the family.