Richard D. Woods

Sunrise: November 1, 1955

Sunset: May 13, 2023

Richard D. (Jack) Woods, 68 entered into eternal rest surrounding by family on May 13, 2023. 

Jack he was affectionately called was born on November 1, 1955 in Portsmouth, Virginia to mother Sadie Mae Woods Clay and father Lonnie Clay.  Upon her death, he was raised by Daily and Pastor Estelle E. Woods. Jack grew up in the Mount Herman neighborhood amongst a host of family and friends. 

He attended the Portsmouth Public School System.  At a young age, he was a member of True Vine Pentecostal Holiness Church. He was a dedicated railroad worker at Northern Southern Railways of Portsmouth, VA for many years.  In his later years, he was a driver for Stewart Moving Storage in Portsmouth, VA.  He was a loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He truly adored his grandchildren & great-grandchildren. He enjoyed attending family special events.  He volunteered at the Mission often. He always was the life of the party with his family.

Jack was predeceased by his parents Sadie Mae Woods Clay, Lonnie Clay, Daily Woods and Pastor Estelle E. Woods.

He is survived by 3 daughters, Dedas Baker of Portsmouth VA, Shawnta Tynes (Colby) of Suffolk, VA and Jacqueline Woods of Chesapeake, VA.  Two sons Richard D. Woods III (Theresa) and Jason Woods (Jamera) both of Portsmouth, VA. A sister Gwendolyn Clay (George) of Portsmouth, VA.

 He leaves to cherish his loving memories 10 grandchildren. Wayne Woods, Ashley Woods, LaRon Jubray Jr., Raymond Tracy, Simone Jubray, Raven Woods, DeVaughn Woods and Kurtis Toombs all from Portsmouth VA.  JoWawn Woods Stephanie Woods of Chesapeake, VA, 

He also leaves to cherish his loving memories 4 great-grandchildren MaKynzie Jubray, Skylar Jubray, Aubree Glover, Kyzer Tracy, and host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Jack we truly be missed by all especially with his phone calls asking hey what yall doing and where yall at?

Viewing Saturday, May 20, 2023 10:00am - 2:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 5605 Portsmouth Boulevard Portsmouth, VA 23701 Service COME IN PERSON OR WATCH LIVE ONLINE Sunday, May 21, 2023 12 Noon Metropolitan Funeral Service Portsmouth Chapel

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    Michael Thomas says

    My deepest condolence. I feel so blessed that he was in my life. Jack was like a brother to me and my twin brother Maurice when we were growing up. We lived right beside him in out little Mount Herman neighborhood. Jack was there when we learned to walk and talk. We and the rest of the boys in the neighborhood had wonderful times playing football, marbles and hide and seek. My God bless.

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    Demeitra Marks says

    Rest in Peace Jack you truly will be missed

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