Eldon C. Woods, a resident of Greenwood Village South, died August 31, 2015 at the age of 93.
He was the son of Lydia (Ohning) and Carl Woods of Fort Branch, IN.
Eldon served in the US Army, as a Medic, in Company B, 365 th Medical BN, 65th Infantry Division 3rd Army in France, Germany and Austria, under General George Patton, during World War II. He was a member and officer in the 65th Infantry Division Association. After the war he returned to Indiana University where he earned an accounting degree. Eldon was a member of Southport Masonic Lodge #270, Scottish Rite, Hadi Shrine Temple in Evansville, and a 33rd degree Mason. He was also a member of Southport Presbyterian Church. Eldon was also a proud public servant and was awarded the Sagamore of the Wabash. He was elected to the offices of Clerk-Treasurer of Fort Branch and Gibson County Treasurer. He thereafter joined the State Board of Accounts as a field examiner. Upon being diagnosed with glaucoma he began Indiana University School of Law’s night division in Indianapolis. He graduated law school in 1967 and had become by then the chief financial official at the Indiana Department of Correction. He retired from the State of Indiana in 1990 but still had a part-time law practice.
Eldon is survived by his wife of 64 years, Maxine; two daughters, Jo Angela Woods and Carla Chance (Dave); three granddaughters, Amber Chance Markov (Alex), Emily Chance Goben (Tony), and Rachel Tandy White (Mac); four great-grandchildren, Chance, Gwen, Stan, and Bridget; and numerous family pets.
Service for Eldon will be Saturday, September 5, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. at Singleton Community Mortuary and Memorial Center.
Visitation will be Friday from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the mortuary. Entombment at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.