In Loving Memory

James T. Woodall, d. May 21, 2015



In Loving Memory

January 17, 1931 – May 21, 2015

Spanish Fort, AL

James Thomas “Tom” Woodall, 84, a native of Monroe, Louisiana, and a resident of Spanish Fort, passed away Thursday, May 21, 2015, in a local healthcare facility.  Tom spent his childhood years in Bossier City, Louisiana, playing basketball and football in high school.  He attended college at Louisiana Tech on a football scholarship.  After graduating with a degree in Forestry, he served in the United States Army. Tom received his Master’s Degree from Duke University where he met his future wife, Alice Elaine Severance, also a student at Duke.  Marrying on December 21, 1956, Tom and Alice moved to Spanish Fort, Alabama.  

He began working for Scott Paper Company in Mobile, Alabama, in the forestry/woods division in 1956.  He retired in 1986 after 30 years of service.  Tom enjoyed sailing, managing his timberland, and being with his family.

Tom is survived by his wife of fifty-eight years, Alice S. Woodall;  three sons, Aaron (Andrea) Woodall, Joel Woodall, and Robert (Bia) Woodall;  two daughters, Carrie (Thomas) Johnson and Helen (Thomas) Glaze; fourteen grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm, Tuesday, May 26, 2015, at New Life Assembly of God, in Spanish Fort, officiated by Pastor Ferron Smith.  The family will receive friends beginning at 12:00 noon.  Interment will be in the Alabama State Veterans Memorial Cemetery.  Expressions of condolence may be offered at  Arrangements are by Hughes Funeral Home & Crematory, 7951 American Way, Daphne, AL, 36526.



1 Comment

  1. Ellen Severance

    I’m sad to hear that Uncle Tom has died. I didn’t know he was ill, and I hope it wasn’t for long and suffering was limited. I remember him from childhood visits as a really nice man, big and welcoming, with a warm smile and a full laugh. I liked playing with Carrie and Helen, his girls who were close to my and my sister Carol’s ages. I didn’t realize that he was born 10 days before my Dad (who, thankfully, is still living). Aunt Alice is youngest of the 4 sisters. I see that Uncle Tom and Aunt Alice married shortly after my first birthday (born 12/6/55). It feels meaningful to think of life’s beginnings, births and marriages at this time, and to think about how interlinked we all are. I’m glad he lived a good life, long and full, with many children and grandchildren. It’s always hard to lose a loved one. I send you, his family, my warmest condolences at this difficult time.


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