Gerald Edmund Woods, 77, of Independence, died October 30 at St. Elizabeth Hospice Care Center in Edgewood.
A son of the late James and Hazel Sexton Woods of Jenkins, he was retired from the Northern Kentucky Treatment Center in Crittenden, and was also retired from Delta Airlines.
He was retired from the U.S. Marine Corps, where he had served two tours during the Viet Nam War. He was a member of Florence Baptist Church at Mt. Zion and of Good Faith Masonic Lodge #95 F & AM in Union, and was an honoraray Kentucky Colonel.
Surviving are his wife, Mary Margaret Mahan Woods; a son, Curtis Woods and wife Linda of Inde- pendence; a sister, Margaret Pannell and husband Dave of Pineville; two halfsisters, Alma Faye Miller and Sharon Hipps, both of Maryland; an aunt, Irene Sisler and husband Jimmy of Maryland; two granddaughters, Jennifer Rains and husband Scott, and Jamie Woods, all of Independence; and three greatgrandchildren, Sage, Haven and Brayden.
Funeral services were held November 2 in Florence. Burial was in Forest Lawn Memorial Park at Erlanger.