Remembering Ernest Scott Woodard

Ernest Scott Woodard Jr, 82, of Ringgold Louisiana, passed away on July 26, 2023, in McKinney, Texas.

Visitation will be 6pm – 8pm Monday, August 7th, 2023, at First United Methodist Church in Ringgold, Louisiana. Funeral services will be held at 10am Tuesday August 8th, 2023, at First United Methodist Church in Ringgold, Louisiana. Arrangements are by Rockett Funeral Home.

Scott was born in Ringgold Louisiana to Ernest Scott Woodard Sr and Molly Bell Woodard on July 7, 1941. He went to school at Ringgold High School. He married Mary Claire Mercier on May 30, 1965, at University Presbyterian Church in Baton Rouge Louisiana. He graduated from Northwestern State University. He worked as an accountant for Durham Accounting until he found his calling to be a dairy farmer. His passions involved outdoors, animals, traveling, farming, family and football especially the Cowboys and LSU. He was very sociable, he never met a stranger, even to the duress of his family.

Scott is preceded in death by father Scott Woodard Sr, mother Molly Woodard, his sister Susana Huckaby and his nephew Thomas Clay Huckaby.

Scott is survived by spouse Mary Claire Woodard, and his daughter Cecilia Anne Woodard, sons Ernest Scott Woodard III and spouse Joyce Lengefeld Woodard, Alfred Ernest Woodard II and spouse Christine Young Woodard, Christopher Finn Woodard and spouse Jillian-Marie Nicole Garland-Woodard, his sister Stephanie Woodard Erickson. As well as 7 grandchildren: Caitlin, Christian, Tyler, Madison, Scott, Mikaela, Harper, and 2 Great Grandchildren: Lily and Clayton.

Memorials may be given to UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas Texas. The family of Scott Woodard Jr wishes to extend our sincere thanks to Medical City McKinney ICU team; with special thanks to Dr. Dara Otu, Nurses Tammy, Laura, Lynn, and Bradley.

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