Richard M. Woods Sr.
Richard M. Woods Sr., 76, of Brighton, died at 3:58 p.m. on Friday, July 25, 2014, at Christian Northeast Hospital in St. Louis.
He was born Oct. 12, 1937, in Alton, the son of the late Leo R. and Helen E. (Shrigley) Woods.
Richard was a retired maintenance and locksmith for Alton School District for 44 years.
He married Naomi “Ruth” Woods on Nov. 9, 1957, in Alton. She preceded him in death on Oct. 2, 1999.
The United States Army Veteran was a member of the St. Paul United Methodist Church in Brighton.
Survivors include his daughter and companion, Kim Atwood and Rick King of Brighton; two sons and daughters-in-law, Richard M. Jr. and Kathy Woods of Brighton and Jim and Becky Woods of Granite City; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one sister, Libby Woods of Alton; and daughter-in-law, Dawn Woods of Brighton.
He was preceded in death by her parents; wife, son, Brian Woods; three brothers and two sisters.
Visitation is from 4 until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at Targhetta & Wooldridge Funeral Home in Brighton.
Funeral will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Brighton.
Memorials can be made to St. Paul United Methodist Church in Brighton.
Online obituary can be found at www.targhettaandwooldridge.com