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Joseph Edwin Woodard

Joseph Edwin Woodard, 78, of Columbus, died at 8:10 p.m. July 27, 2020, at his home.

Joe was born January 31, 1942, in Kettering, Ohio, the son of Charles W. and Julia A.Woodard. He married Shirley Sheard September 28, 1963; she preceded him in death in 2012.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in Vietnam and retired from Cummins Engine Company. Joe was a member of the American Legion and the Edinburgh Masonic Lodge #100 F&AM.

Graveside military honors will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, July 31, 2020, by the Bartholomew County Veterans Honor Guard at Rest Haven Cemetery. Calling will be 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home.

All visitors are required to wear face masks.

Memorial contributions may be made to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana in memory of Joe.

He is survived by his son, Matt Woodard of Indianapolis.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother; wife, Shirley; and a half brother, William Freiheit.

Arrangements provided by the Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home.