Woody Havens, Jr.

Woody Havens, Jr.

May 31, 1938  ~  September 15, 2017


Woodrow Wilson Havens Jr., lovingly known by all as Woody, joined Heaven’s angels at the age of 79. He was born in Shawnee, OK to Woodrow and Esther (Shawn) Havens. After graduating from Capitol Hill High School, he found employment at Transcon Truck Lines where he was a teletype operator until his retirement. He married Mattie Rutledge on Jan. 6, 1994. Together they shared more than 20 years of marriage raising their families and creating lifelong memories. Woody was proud to be a 32nd degree mason at the Blanchard Masonic Lodge. He loved being outdoors, riding his tractor, visiting the pond, and feeding the fish at his homestead. Woody had many talents, including crafting & woodworking, flying his own airplane, and entertaining family & friends by singing & playing guitar. He loved making people laugh, and when he met someone new, telling them his favorite jokes. Above all, Woody loved time with his family, and was never shy about expressing his love to them in writing. With a contagious smile and a ready joke, Woodrow loved with all of his heart and will be deeply missed by all who knew him. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his brother Paul Barry Havens. He leaves behind cherished memories with his wife, Mattie Havens; son Bruce Havens; daughter Diana Bledsoe & husband Gary; step-daughter Tonja Sturdivant; grandchildren Megan Bledsoe, Jennifer Lane & husband Robert, and Shauna Edmonds & husband Keven; step-grandchildren Schylar, Kael, Hali, Meredith, & Kenny Woods, Dustin Stratton, & Tiffany Beck; great-grandchildren Olivia & Cohen Lane, Reed, Emiley, & Kaylee Edmonds, and Wesley & Easton Woods; and many other beloved family and friends. Services to celebrate his life will be 10 AM Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017 at Vondel Smith Mortuary on Western. Friends may leave condolences for the family at www.vondelsmithmortuary.com.


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  1. Carolyn (keen) thompson on September 18, 2017 at 12:31 pm

    Remembering “Woody” from youth at Assembly of God years ago. He was loved by all.

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