A man with a song in his heart...
  • 71 years old
  • Born on February 5, 1941 .
  • Passed away on November 15, 2012 .

Gailand A. Woodward, age 71, of Montpelier, Ohio passed away late Thursday November 15, 2012 at the University of Toledo Medical Center in Toledo following a brief illness. Mr. Woodward was retired from the US Navy. After his retirement from the Navy, he worked for various Naval based Defense System companies.

Mr. Woodward was born in Napoleon, Ohio on February 5, 1941 the son of the late Glen B. and the late Pauline (Goodwin) Woodward. On October 6, 1962 he married Nonnie Coopman and she survives.

He enjoyed singing and spent many years volunteering at nursing homes singing for the residents. He, also, was active in prison ministry and he and his wife instructed marriage classes for the community at his local church.

Surviving besides his wife, Nonnie are three sons; Allen (Elaine) Woodward of Montpelier, Gailand Woodward, Jr. of Los Angeles, CA, Joseph (Suzanne) Woodward of Blacksburg, VA and grandchildren; Curtis, Luke, Kara Jo and William. Also surviving are brothers; David, Dean and John Woodward and sisters; Diane McCormick and Melody DeMars. Preceding him in death besides his parents was sister; Janice.


Posted by Curtis Woodward on 5th February 2019
Happy birthday Grandpa! You are gaining alot of friends in heaven! Miss you today!
Posted by Elaine Woodward on 22nd November 2017
5 years, doesn't seem possible. Miss him. Grampa loved all his family and brought everyone together.
Posted by Curtis Woodward on 5th February 2016
Happy Birthday Gramps! Thanks for watching over me....
Posted by Curtis Woodward on 15th November 2015
Thinking about a life well live today! Love ya Buddy! Enjoy life on the next level!
Posted by Curtis Woodward on 5th February 2015
Happy Birthday Grandpa...I carried you in my mind and heart all day today....
Posted by Curtis Woodward on 22nd December 2014
I always miss u this time of year....there is so much u gave me....from such a young age...I would literally skip from the elementary school to my house knowing that you and grandma would come....and then you would be there in just a few days from then....I would grow up and we would share the first smoke of the year together...just you and me....relaxing after a long, busy, and crazy year....a breath of fresh menthol air :) that both u and me shared....Thank you for showing up again around this time....and even today...xmas service at the nursing home and they decided to play music for an extra ten minutes...and one of the songs they played was "Because He Lives" that is an easter song that they played among xmas songs... sang in the same place u sang that very song for my residents....i sang it every word just stopped in time.....and remembering.... and when you showed up in my car when my mind was so heavy with thoughts.....i am so glad u are around grandpa....giving me even more memories to share....
Posted by Curtis Woodward on 16th November 2014
Love you Buddy!! Happy 2nd Birthday in Heaven! Say Hi to my friends up there!
Posted by Curtis Woodward on 17th October 2014
Missed you today...was watching my baby photos... u were always around... I have been interviewing for internships....u picture is always in my wallet for them...your lights by ur memorial creation still burn...ive seen u show up so often...come around more...I love it...need you around buddy...keeping me strong...love u much buddy... see u soon!!! Enjoy new life!!!
Posted by Curtis Woodward on 6th October 2014
Happy Anniversary!
Posted by Curtis Woodward on 20th September 2014
Thank you for ur visits!!
Posted by Curtis Woodward on 26th July 2014
Hey buddy, we are all gathered...and miss u!!! But please dont miss is like we miss u.... Cause its only a fleeting moment before we see u... U r irreplaceable!!!!
Posted by Curtis Woodward on 4th July 2014
miss u buddy
Posted by Curtis Woodward on 21st June 2014
Miss you Buddy!!! Thanks for helping me Grow!!!
Posted by Curtis Woodward on 14th May 2014
"Im finding it hard to say that I just need you here today" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6I7cOcWAscY&index=11&list=FLMKT3ay9ObmNt8T7fCpxeWg
Posted by Curtis Woodward on 12th April 2014
Hey Buddy, Miss you today!! Watched your video of the anniversary party...cant help but remember when u got out of the car.... that long and slow look u gave me...not knowing what was going on...caught up in the moment..and enjoying the moment..."This is aint goodbye my friend...no reason to cry my friend...love doesn't end...it comes back again...this aint goodbye.."
Posted by Elaine Woodward on 23rd March 2014
You are in our hearts and missed by many.
Posted by Curtis Woodward on 13th March 2014
Hey Buddy, I am so glad to do this for you....we really miss you down here...but I know that you must be having alot of fun up there...I enjoy our tiny visits ....ur little visits...just a scent...or a song....I know your there....there has been alot that you have missed down here... but i know you are here through it all....i know you would be amazed at this website we created for you....we have all done so much to preserve your memory....<3 you know the rest <3 "Well I've got everything I need",That's what my grandpa said to me.I said, "Someday I'll have all that, too. Then you'll see, I wanna be just like you... Well I wanna be just like you."

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