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Woodrow Wilson Painter, Jr.

Posted By Hall-Wynne On March 28, 2017 @ 3:21 pm In Durham,Obituaries | 8 Comments

Durham- Woodrow Wilson Painter, Jr. of Durham, NC and New Smyrna Beach, FL passed away March 26, 2017 after an extended battle with Alzheimer’s disease. He was born July 31, 1939 to Woodrow and Vera Kinden Painter in Huntington, WV.

One of the youngest members of the Boy Scouts to ever do so, Woody attained the rank of Eagle Scout at 11 years of age. After graduating from South Charleston High School, South Charleston, WV, he was a chemistry major at Marshall University in Huntington, WV and a member of the Lambda Chi fraternity. He began his work career as a chemist with Firestone in Akron, OH. From there, he moved to American National Rubber (ANR) in Ceredo, WV, working there for 21 years, moving up through the ranks to the position of vice president of sales and marketing. He later purchased Clinton Manufacturing in Mansfield, OH, a die cut manufacturing facility that provided parts to the automotive, plumbing, and appliance industries. He sold the business in 2000 and he and his wife retired to Durham, NC to be closer to family and assist their daughter with her business.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Wendy Butcher Painter, a daughter, Laura Painter Webb-Murrah (Tommy), a grandson, Ryan Walter Webb (Christina), a great granddaughter, Sophia Elizabeth Webb, and his beloved dog, Petey, all of Durham; and two brothers, William Painter of Ashland, KY, and Terrance Painter of Bushwell, FL. A celebration of Woody’s life will be held Saturday, April 8th at 11:00am at Treyburn Country Club, 1 Old Trail Drive, Durham, NC.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Washington, DC or Independent Animal Rescue of Durham, NC. Arrangements are under the care of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service. Online condolences: www.hallwynne.com.


Condolences for the family of “Woodrow Wilson Painter, Jr.”

Condolence from Kari OBrien on March 29th, 2017 8:33 pm

“Uncle Woody , you will be greatly missed! Your smile and laugh were contagious! Will be celebrating you next week with family. All our love – Kari and family.

Condolence from Gary & Jo Lynn Christie on March 31st, 2017 1:57 pm

Dear Wendy and family, we were sorry to read of your loss of Woody. He was truly a fine man and a talented one. We will all be poorer for his loss. Jo and I will be keeping him and all of you in our prayers. Sincerely with love and sadness, Gary & Jo

Condolence from Gretchen Barth on March 31st, 2017 3:18 pm

Wendy and Laura – I am so incredibly sorry to hear about Woody’s passing. He was truly one in a million and I will never forget all that I learned from him and our afternoon chats over Rush Limbaugh on the radio while in the office and trying to teach him how to use the computer that sat on the back of his desk gathering dust. He definitely made an impact on my life and countless others and will missed by many.

Condolence from Jina Jarvis Ward on March 31st, 2017 4:45 pm

Wendy, Laura, and Family,
We were so sadden to hear about the passing of Woody. It has been such a long time since we have seen each other or even talked. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Jina Jarvis Ward, Maxine Jarvis, John Lee Jarvis , Gary Jarvis & Roger Price.

Condolence from NANCY DIEHL on April 2nd, 2017 12:37 pm

DEAR WENDY AND LAURA,

I WAS SADDENED TO READ OF WOODY’S PASSING. MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.

IT SEEMS LIKE A LIFETIME SINCE YOU LIVED IN HUNTINGTON AND OUR DAUGHTERS GOING PLACES TOGETHER.

LOVE NANCY

Condolence from Jack Morrison on April 3rd, 2017 11:40 am

Dear Wendy and Laura,

My thoughts of Woody’s passing have been on the positive side. I recall the many trips we made together in the tri-state area to out door dramas, boating and many other fun events. Love you both! Jack

Condolence from Patty Diehl Hanshaw on April 4th, 2017 12:32 pm

Dear Laura,
I’m sure it was a hard struggle to see your Dad live with Alzheimer’s disease. He was such a nice man and hard worker. I remember being over to your house and when he came home from work had that smell of “rubber” on him…LOL I think of you often and our great friendship in high school. Please give my love and sympathy to your Mom as well. I’m thinking of you and will pray for you and your Mom during your grief. Love ya gal! Patty

Condolence from Paul Martin on April 8th, 2017 1:49 pm

Dear Wendy and laura,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time of sadness. It was a pleasure to

have known Woody and the great times spent with him. I will always remember the laughter we

shared during the golf outings. Rest in Peace my Friend!

Paul and Pat

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