John Dennis Woodward, 59, of Huntsville, passed away May 30, 2013, at LaFollette Medical Center in LaFollette.

Born in Scott County, November 21, 1953, he was preceded in death by his father, Johnny Woodward; grandfathers, Dr. David Morgan Woodward, and Sherman Adkins; and uncle, Todd Adkins.

He was a retired veteran of the United States Navy.

He is survived by his mother, Florence Adkins Woodward of the Capital Hill community; wife, Judy Thompson Woodward of Huntsville; daughters: Wendy Woodward of Knoxville, and Emily Polis and husband, John, of San Antonio, Tex.; step-daughter, Tracey Bowers of Huntsville; grandchildren: Kyden Higgs and Gabby Polis; step-grandchildren: Hayli, Jailin, and Dakotah Bowers; brothers: Steve Woodward and wife, Donna, and Greg Woodward; sister, Darlene Lay and husband, Jerry; several nieces and nephews, special friend, Debbie Kitt; and many other relatives.

Funeral service was conducted June 2, in the chapel of West-Murley Funeral Home.

West-Murley Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.