John was born in Clovis New Mexico, on March 14, 1938 to Richard Roy and Cathrine May Woodward. He was a member of the Union Church in Spearman. John owned and operated a seed cleaning service in Spearman. He loved fast cars and fast horses.
He is preceded in death by his parents, a son and a brother.
He is survived by a daughter, Lisa Woodward of Albuquerque, New Mexico and a sister Laura and husband Clark Bridges of Spearman. He is also survived by 3 grandchildren.
Memorial services will be on Sunday August 30, at 3:00 p.m. at the Hansford Manor. Graveside services will be on Monday, August 31, 2015, at Tiaban Cemetery in Tiaban, New Mexico, at 1:30p.m. MST, with Pastor Mark Murry of Union Church in Spearman officiating. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home of Spearman.