In Memory

David Woodruff

David Woodruff

David W. Woodruff


David Wayne Woodruff died Friday, July 10, 2015, at the age of 53.

Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 21, 2015, at Victory Christian Center in Tulsa.

He was born April 17, 1962, in Oklahoma City, to Arthur and Alberta (Dodson) Woodruff.

David was reared and educated in Tulsa and was a 1980 graduate of Edison High School.

He completed his education attending Tulsa Community College.

David spent much of his working life as an overhaul support mechanic with American Airlines.

He was a member of the Transport Workers Union Local #514.

David was a faithful member of Victory Christian Center in Tulsa and had graduated their VBS Program in 1988.

He married May 13, 2000, in Tulsa, to Mindy Garbart.

David enjoyed anything outdoors.

He was an avid fisherman and hunter.

David enjoyed hunting deer, elk and had even killed a grizzly bear.

Survivors include: his wife, Mindy Woodruff, of the home; step daughter, Chrissy Shepard and husband John, of Republic, Mich.; five step grandchildren; sister, Donna Woodruff, of Tulsa; and many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

The family requests memorial contributions be made to Missions/Victory Christian Center at 7700 S. Lewis Ave. in Tulsa.

Services were entrusted to Mowery Funeral Service in Owasso.

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08/06/15 05:29 PM #1    

John Lawson

When I heard David had passed my first thoughts were that's terrible.  My second thoughts were it seems to be happening more often now that we're getting older.  Finally, I thought, hell, 53 isn't that old.  But it does seem like too many of our classmates are leaving us.

It's easy to get busy and not take the time to think about things when they happen.

I was immediately saddened by David's passing but a few days later I began to think about losing him more than I had initially.

David was one of my first friends at Holmes Elementary school.  We played sports together and went to middle school together.  I didn't really keep up with him much at Edison but at our 20th reunion, there he stood next to me and we started up a conversation.  It was like we were still in elementary.  This guy never changed. 

I hadn't thought much about him and frankly probably not about a lot of people I went to school with but haven't seen in years.

We all have to do a better job of keeping in touch.  I wish we could make a better effort to get together at least every other or every 3-4 months as a group.

RIP my good friend.

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