On Wednesday, December 2, 2021, Charles Edward Woodruff, father of two children, passed away at the age of 81.
Charles was born, March 9, 1940, in Knoxville, TN, to Willie Austin Woodruff and Mary Alice Warren. January 13, 1979, he married Wanda Lee Shell. They raised two children, Charles, and Jessica. He worked as a Photo Engraver at the Knoxville-News Sentinel for 31 years and was a founding member, as well as the oldest living member, of Community Evangelistic Church, where he served as an Elder and as a choir member for several decades.
Charles loved fishing, painting, reading, singing in the choir, spending time with family and friends, and telling others about his love for Jesus. He was well-loved by all due to his sense of humor, kindness, compassion, humility and genuine love of people.
Preceded in death by father, Willie Austin Woodruff; mother, Mary Alice Warren; uncle, James Thomas Saffell; aunt, Annie L. Sullivan; brothers, James Woodruff, William Warren and Joseph Tuft, Jr, and sister, Earsie A. Woodruff.
Survived by devoted sister, Claudine Warren; sister, Sharon Woodruff Reeder; son, Charles A. Woodruff; daughter, Jessica Woodruff Duncan and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Family will receive friends, 10:30- 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at Community Evangelistic Church, 2650 Boyds Pike; funeral service, 11:00 a.m., Rev. Reginald Strong, Officiating.