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Ralph P. Woods

Updated: May 25, 2023


Ralph P. Woods, 85, passed away Tuesday, May 23, 2023, in Big Stone Gap, Virginia with his son and daughter by his side.

He was born April 2, 1938, to the late Frank and Elva Woods.

He was a native of Castlewood and Richlands, Virginia. He served in the U.S. Army and worked in the coal industry for many years. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting and raising a garden when he was able.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Rex Woods, Scott Woods and Jerry Woods and one sister, Faye Phillips.

He is survived by his son, Steven Woods and wife Beverly of Castlewood, Virginia; three daughters, Karen Cox and husband Michael of Castlewood, Virginia, Alexa Santangelo and husband Steve, Vanessa Woods of Cape Coral, Florida; one granddaughter. Alishia Sanders and husband Justin of Knoxville, Tennessee; two great-grandchildren, Evelynn and Easton Sanders; two brothers, Cecil Woods and wife Kay of Abingdon, Virginia, Ray woods and wife Dottie of Abingdon, Virginia; and several nieces and nephews also survive.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, May 25, 2023, from 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. at Frost Funeral Home in Abingdon, Virginia. A funeral service will follow at 7:00 P.M. with Reverend Jerry A. Eggers officiating. A graveside service will be held on Friday, May 26, 2023, at 11:00 A.M. at Temple Hill Memorial Park in Castlewood, Virginia.

Pallbearers will be Mark Keen, Don Nelson, Anthony Woods, Michael Cox Justin Sanders and David Gibson.

Frost Funeral Home and Cremation Services is honored to serve the Woods family.




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