Obituary Details

Roland Dillard Woodard

February 3, 1924 - April 14, 2015

Birthplace & Residence

Information withheld per family request

Visitation

Location:
Renaissance Funeral Home & Cremation Tribute Center
Date:
Friday, April 17, 2015
Time:
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Funeral

Location:
Montlawn Memorial Park
Date:
Saturday, April 18, 2015
Service Time:
12:30 PM to 1:00 PM

Cemetery

Information withheld per family request

Notes

Roland Dillard Woodard, 91 of Raleigh, died Tuesday evening, April 14, 2015.
A native of Johnston County, Roland was the son of the late Roberson Dillard and Fanny Stancil Woodard. Roland was preceded in death by his brother, Vernon and sister, Robelia.

He was a 1944 graduate of Glendale High School, and then moved to Raleigh to pursue a career as a commercial artist. He was an accomplished artist, owner of Woodard Sign Company, and a fantastic bluegrass musician. He was a devoted member and founder of North Raleigh Chapel.

Roland is survived by his wife of 70 years, Wilda Overman Woodard; son, Dr. Roger D. Woodard (Katherine) of Buffalo, NY; daughter, Lynne W. Hinnant (Carlton) of Angier; granddaughter, Holly H. Autry (Jeffrey) of Bunnlevel; grandson, Paul A. Woodard (Kaitlyn) of Orchard Park, NY; great – grandchildren, Savannah, Isabella, Vivian and Mallory Autry; sister, Virginia W. Wilder of Middlesex.

Visitation will be held, Friday, April 17 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Renaissance Funeral Home, 7615 Six Forks Rd., Raleigh. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, April 18, at North Raleigh Chapel 5421 Six Forks Rd., Raleigh. Burial will follow at Montlawn Memorial Park.
Flowers are welcome or memorials may be made to Camp Sea Gull, 218 Sea Gull Landing, Arapahoe, NC 28510.
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April 15, 2015
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Reuben Prichard
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April 17, 2015
So glad I got to meet the Woodards. You will continue to be in my prayers

Reuben- Hospice volunteer.
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Holly Autry
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April 16, 2015
Very kind words, thank you!
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Holly Autry
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April 16, 2015
Thank you, Brenda!
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Steve McCabe
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April 16, 2015
Mr. Woodard was a kind, gracious and loving man. He loved The Lord: he loved his family; and he loved life. You didn't need to know Roland very long before you knew what he was all about. He was a honest man with honest values; and his life honored The Lord. Our condolences to the family. Steve and Deborah McCabe
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Brenda Radford Pittman
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April 16, 2015
Lit a candle in memory of Roland Dillard Woodard
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Holly Autry
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April 16, 2015
Very sweet, Mr. Hobbs! I'd have to agree with you!
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Holly Autry
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April 16, 2015
Thank you!
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Jerry Hobbs
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April 15, 2015
My condolences to the Woodard family. Although I only met Mr. Woodard a few times, he seemed such a gentle soul and an extraordinary man. I think the world is a poorer place since Mr. Woodard left but Heaven is a better place now that Mr. Woodard is home.

Jerry Hobbs
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Blake and Sue
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April 15, 2015
Lit a candle in memory of Roland Dillard Woodard
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Visitation

Renaissance Funeral Home & Cremation Tribute Center
7615 Six Forks Rd
Raleigh, NC 27615
919-866-1866
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Funeral

Montlawn Memorial Park
2911 South Wilmington Street
raleigh, NC 27603

Cemetery

Unknown Location