Paul Edward Woodward

Aug. 28, 1925 – Dec. 3, 2021

Paul Edward Woodward, 96, Noblesville, passed away on Friday, Dec. 3, 2021 at his home with his family. 

He was born on Aug. 28, 1925 to Roger and Mildred (Passwater) Woodward in Rural Madison County, Ind.

Mr. Woodward possessed a strong faith and was generous with his time and spirit. He was grateful for the earth and its bounty. His legacy will not only be his work as a farmer, but his lifelong dedication to educating and influencing the youth of today and tomorrow. Mr. Woodward was a friend to all he met, and a good Christian man, who loved the land and the seasons.

He proudly served as an MP in the United States Army in Hawaii during WWII. Mr. Woodward had a registered Angus herd, sold breeding stock, and grew corn, beans, wheat, hay, oats, eggs, poultry, lambs, wool, pork and beef. Mr. Woodward was a lifetime Farm Bureau Member and Rural Youth Member. He was a Hamilton County Co-op Director, 4-H leader, member of Hamilton County 4-H Council and 70 year 4-H volunteer who impacted and inspired hundreds of youth. Because of his tireless efforts with 4-H, he received the Sagamore of the Wabash award. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church and taught Sunday School for many years. Mr. Woodward was a Miller Sports Booster and enjoyed attending Noblesville Basketball games.

Survivors include his wife of 68 years, Audrey (Filson) Woodward; sons, Rand (Debbie) Woodward and Ross (Penni) Woodward; daughter, Leah (Dennis) Fisher; brother, Ned (Shirley) Woodward; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Roger Woodward; granddaughter, Heather Sue Woodward; and brother, William Merril Woodward.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021 at Randall & Roberts Funeral Home, 1150 Logan Street in Noblesville, with Pastor Jerry Rairdon and Pastor Mary Spence officiating. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021 at the funeral home. Burial will be at Crownland Cemetery in Noblesville.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hamilton County 4-H Council, Inc., 2003 Pleasant Street, Noblesville, IN 46060.

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