Jeffrey Andrew Woods
Thursday 6th of October 1949 - Thursday 31st of October 2019
Jeffrey Andrew Woods, 70, of Lexington died October 31, 2019. He was born in Niles, Michigan on October 6, 1949 as the only son of Andrew Frank Woods and Dawn Fisher Woods. He received a B.S. from Michigan State University in 1971 and went on to receive his J.D. from the University of Kentucky in 1975.
He married Kathy Reyher on December 21, 2014.
Jeff practiced law for over 40 years at the law firm of Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP in Lexington, Kentucky and is remembered in his professional career as one of the finest mineral lawyers in the state who worked relentlessly on behalf of his clients. Jeff earned the same reputation of tireless support for his friends, neighbors and most especially, his family. His work ethic was unmatched.
Jeff was a man known for his deliberate choice of words and incredible attention to detail whether in crafting a brief to be filed with the Kentucky Supreme Court or in designing and executing a project on his farm in Fayette County. Jeff served in many public capacities as a longstanding Trustee of the Energy and Mineral Law Foundation, the former Chair and long-time member of the Board of Directors of the LFUCG Blue Grass Airport and as a volunteer with the United Way. Jeff will be most remembered for his quiet and unheralded personal service to anyone he knew who was in need. Jeff lived and loved to travel the country with his wife Kathy and spend slow days on his farm with his family.
He leaves behind his beloved wife Kathy; his daughters Sarah (Perryn Mifflin), Leah, and Emily Krebs (Charles) and his step-daughter Mollie Stewart, as well as his four grandchildren, Jackson, Katelyn, Maxwell and Wesley. He is also survived by his sister Karen Current of Cassopolis, MI and his nieces Jennifer (Peter) Conniff, Lisa (Steve) Parker and their children.
Visitation will be on Sunday, 5-8 PM and Funeral Services will be on Monday, 10:30 AM, Milward-Broadway. Interment will follow at the Lexington Cemetery. www.milwardfuneral.com
Ned E Byerssays
Sulphur Well Road will greatly miss such a wonderful neighbor. He continually helped neighbors in need. God bless the family in days ahead
Kathy (Tabbert) Van Luesays
I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Jeff. I graduated from Cassopolis High School with him in 1967. I am so happy that I got to see him at our 50th class reunion. I’ll remember him as a gentle, very bright guy! And handsome too!! May you all find peace and comfort during these difficult days, and those ahead. God bless. Kathy (Tabbert) Van Lue
Lucinda Mosier. (Majewski)says
So sorry to hear about Jeff. He was such a nice guy, went to school with Jeff at Ross Beatty High School. He was a couple years ahead of me, but he always spoke every time he saw ya. I know his family will miss him, and so will alot of people in Kentucky. Prayers for all the family.
Sheila Woods MDsays
Having spent 33 years married to Jeff Woods, I want to add that I will miss his wise counsel as will many others. He was certainly committed to his work and provided excellent service to his clients. His work ethic was beyond repute and he served others in the Lexington community in various ways. Even though we were unable to stay married, Jeff was and remained a good father to our three daughters and became a great grandfather to our grandchildren. All of his family are experiencing great sadness at his sudden passing and already miss him terribly.