Jason Burke Woodall

Born in Springfield, Tennessee on December 14, 1967

Departed on August 4, 2017 and resided in Springfield, Tennessee

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Jason Burke Woodall, age 49, passed away at his residence on August 4, 2017 surrounded by family.  Jason fought a brave and courageous battle against pancreatic cancer.

He was born December 14, 1967 to the late Francis Craig Woodall, Sr. and Georgia Durham Woodall in Springfield, Tennessee.

Jason was a family man spending every moment with them. He said, “The greatest feeling in the world has to be when your child climbs up in your lap, puts her arms around you and says, “I love you Daddy” and then falls fast asleep in the comfort of her Daddy’s arms.”  He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Jason enjoyed farming, camping, fishing, football and playing baseball.

He started his law enforcement career working as a Correctional Officer over 28 years ago. Through dedication and hard work his last position was that of Deputy Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Correction.

Jason is survived by his wife, Angela; mother, Georgia Woodall, daughters; Sarah (Jeremy) Shaw, Elizabeth (Daniel) Wherry, Grace Woodall, and Lillian Woodall; grandchildren, Zoey Shaw, Heidi Wherry and Baby Wherry; sister, Eleanor (Chuck) Ervin, brothers: Craig (Anita) Woodall, James (Pamela) Woodall, Stephen (Julia) Woodall, mother-in-law, Bonnie Hayes; brother-in-law Jason (Ellen) Norris, a host of nieces and nephews.

Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 3242 Highway 41A, Clarksville, Tennessee 37043 at 1:00 pm with Bishop Spencer Hodgkin officiating. Interment will immediately follow at Springfield Memorial Gardens, 4005 Memorial Boulevard, Springfield, Tennessee, with Craig Woodall, James Woodall, Stephen Woodall, Preston Murphey, Jim Flake, John Fisher, Kevin Genovese and Corvelli Haynes serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be his friends at the Tennessee Department of Correction, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Jeremy Shaw, Daniel Wherry, William Key, Jerry Davenport and his beloved nephews.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 from 3:00 - 8:00pm at Springfield Funeral Home, 4005 Memorial Boulevard, Springfield then again on Wednesday at the church one hour prior to the service time.  with law enforcement honors.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made, in his honor, to the Stokes Brown Public Library, 405 White Street, Springfield, Tennessee (615) 384-5123.

These arrangements were entrusted to Springfield Memorial Gardens, Funeral Home and Cremation Center: 4005 Memorial Blvd Springfield, TN 37172 615-384-5437 www.springfieldfh.com

 

 

18 Comments to Mr. Jason Burke Woodall

  1. alicia brasher
    August 5, 2017 6:14 pm

    Dearest Woodall family, you husband/father/son was as you know an amazing person. Always ready to help in any way anyone. My heart breaks for your loss. But Heaven celebrates having received this dear loving soul. He will always be in your hearts till one day you meet again as a family in Heaven. I love you and am praying for Peace and comfort for all of you at this time of loss. God be with you.Sister Alicia Brasher.

  2. Nancye Morris
    August 5, 2017 6:23 pm

    Angie, it has been a long, long time since seeing you or Jason.. you and family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. Darrell Cravath
    August 5, 2017 8:07 pm

    Jason Had so many Christ like attributes, he was so very humble and caring. I remember him when I was his scout leader, Later when we returned to Clarksville he was always a good friend. No man loved his family more than Jason. That is the example all men should grow up with. Jason you will be missed. Angie the Cravaths love you and are praying for you and your family. May you find comfort in knowing you will be with him forever when all is said and done.

  4. Sheri Brown
    August 5, 2017 9:05 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss of Jason. I’ve known him since he was around 12 years old. I’ve loved watching him grow into a wonderful man, husband and father. He will be greatly missed by us here on earth but will be waiting for you when you pass through the veil never to part again.
    We love you and your family. May God bless you with peace and comfort in the days and years to come.
    Love, Sheri and Dennis

  5. Joyce Fisher
    August 5, 2017 9:08 pm

    I’m sorry but i won’t be able to make Jason’s homegoing since I’m onTX, but i wanted to say that I met Jason through my Brother John Fisher in 1994! He was a Super nice guy and a GREAT person overall! My heart sank when I found out he was sick with such a horrible illness! I began praying for him and his family daily! When I got the news that he’d gone home to glory, I cried and began praying for his family even more! It was only then that GOD told me…I will wipe away your tears. And HE reminded me that to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord! We will all have to cross over one day in order to be with the LORD forever more! This world in NOT our home.

    However; no one should have to suffer, but they should live in peace! That’s what Jason has…PEACE and free from suffering!

    Rest well my friend!

    My condolences too the family! I pray for your strength and understanding in knowing the GOD makes NO mistakes! I Thank GOD that his suffering is finally over now!

  6. Glenda Jones
    August 5, 2017 10:28 pm

    Angie, I’m so sorry about your loss. You and your precious family are in my thoughts and prayers. Jason fought the good fight and is now at peace. I pray for peace for you and your family during the days ahead.

  7. Darrell & Laura Alley
    August 6, 2017 8:23 am

    Way too young my friend to depart this life! Jason, you were a difference maker in every aspect of your life. You were passionate for Christ, you family, & your profession. Angela, continued prayers for you and your family. Jason was made whole when you two became one in marriage and in life. Heaven now awaits as a great reunion day! Love, prayers, & blessings!
    Darrell & Laura Alley
    KC, MO

  8. Geraldine & Don Jordan
    August 6, 2017 11:49 am

    To the Woodall family: May Heavenly Father bless each one of you at this time. Your family is an example to everyone. May you find the peace the knowledge “FAMILIES ARE TOGETHER FOREVER” brings to us. In times ahead, always know he is standing beside you, guiding you to follow him into the eternities. We love your family.

  9. Crystal Emens
    August 6, 2017 3:37 pm

    Angela and family, it was such a blessing to have known Jason thru the years. It is such a comfort knowing he is with our Heavenly Father again.

    Please know my thoughts and prayers and love is with you.

  10. Sheila and Carroll wiles
    August 6, 2017 4:07 pm

    Our prayers go with you and sister woodall

  11. Llewanne Bass Romney
    August 6, 2017 4:43 pm

    Dear Angie & family,
    These are days that take your breath away. The Lord giveth and He taketh. He holds you in the hollow of His hand and gives you peace. Jason was a gentle giant in my book. He gave his life to family, God, and his country. He blessed so many! I am blessed to have known him. Your rock solid giant watches over you; may you feel him with you till you meet again. Angie you were a devoted care giver and extraordinar in every way! Love you!

  12. Tom Schauman
    August 6, 2017 8:41 pm

    My thoughts and prayers to the Woodall Family. Jason’s visions of the future of our Dept. were truly amazing. Jason was humble, kind and will be dearly missed. Rest In Peace Brother, the suffering is over….we will see you again, and have eternity to spend together. God Bless you and your family, and Jason…don’t listen to Tommy, it’s a Chevelle, not a Malibu!! Love you Brother.

  13. Rodney Toothman
    August 7, 2017 8:31 am

    I just saw this today; my condolences.

  14. Jim Brown
    August 8, 2017 7:23 am

    Boss you will be missed!

    Jim Brown

    My Condolences to the family.

  15. G. Grosz
    August 8, 2017 2:47 pm

    Our condolences and prayers. He and his big heart will be missed.

  16. Cheyenne Silcox
    August 8, 2017 8:22 pm

    I never knew Jason personally, my dad worked with him and thought the world of him. I felt as though I knew him and ypur wonderful family from things my dad told me and was deeply saddened by this. We have been praying and will continue to. You are all in my thoughts and prayers daily and I am grateful to of gotten to read updates on Jason. I am glad to know he knows the Lord and is spending eternity with Him. We love you all and are so sorry for your loss. God bless you. Psalm 62:5.

  17. Sandy Yates
    August 9, 2017 10:23 am

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all!!! Sorry I couldn’t make it to the funeral home.

  18. Bill Hutcherson
    August 9, 2017 1:06 pm

    I as so saddened and hurt to hear of Jason’s recent suffering during his battle with cancer and his passing. I worked with TDOC in the Legal Department until 2008 and Jason was one of the folks at TDOC that I so missed when I left the department. Jason was always ready and eager to help me and my fellow lawyers in our legal work with TDOC as a part of his role as an Internal Affairs Investigator. Not only was he exceptionally professional in performing his duties for the department, he always had a smile and and good “lawyer joke” or two to pass on. Although I am unable to attend his celebration of life service, Jason indeed celebrated life and his service to his fellow man to the fullest . My prayers are with you all.

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