Woodrow Wilson Wiederkehr Jr.

of Highland Village, TX

July 20, 1944 - January 4, 2023

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Woodrow ''Woody'' Wilson Wiederkehr went Home to his Heavenly Father on January 4, 2023 at 19:44 pm in Kerrville, TX. He was surround by his loved ones.

He was born in Freer, TX on July 20, 1944 to Woodrow Wilson Wiederkehr and Mettie Lilian Wiederkehr on the family ranch he loved dearly. He's survived by his wife, Brenda Meyers Wiederkehr; a daughter, Tonya Rene Dawson; granddaughter, Chelsea Lynn Crawford (Christopher); and one Amazing great-grandson Easton Crawford, who brought many smiles and laughter every day; 2 sisters, Dolores Butler and Darla Lee; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.

He graduated High School in Port Lavaca, TX and attended Uvalde Jr. College and Sul Ross State University State College in Alpine, TX. He was a cowboy, rancher, welder, avid hunter, loved bow hunting, a friend and a man of many talents. Woody loved to sing and God Blessed him with a beautiful voice, he sang a cappella. He was a Specialty Welder for TD Industries in Farmers Branch, TX for 18 yrs. and retired in 2011. He was a man of God and served his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ his entire life in various capacities. He was truly the Salt of the Earth and to him his greatest desire in this life was to capture souls for Jesus.

He married in 1969 and shared over 54 years of a romance and marriage with his wife Brenda, the Love of His Life. At times they could pinch each other's heads off, but the one thing that made their marriage strong is their commitment to their Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Woody loved the ranch where he was born and it was the first Love of His Life, the brush country in Duval County was unique, in that the majority of plant life is thorny; what doesn't stick you, scratches or bites. He was mesmerized by the beauty of God's creation, i.e. the vegetation, caliche, birds and wildlife. His heavenly place on this earth was the ranch. Prior to his death, he was blessed to have enjoyed 6 days there. Through all the adversities that he encountered in life including 3 cancer diagnosis, he always chose to focus on the many blessings that dominated his life. He believed and confidently trusted his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, looking forward each day to what God had in store for him, a home in Heaven. He often reminded Brenda and others ''God Is In Control'' and proudly wore an embossed bracelet, given to him by precious Pastor, Ellen Ely. The bracelet read ''God Is Big Enough'', he cherished the Gift and never took it off.

He was extremely independent and in his last days he shared with ICU doctor what caused him a great amount of anxiety was that someone had to help him. He was a humble selfless soul. He knew who he was, his accomplishments in life, but never prideful. He gave all the Glory to God to everyone he met as well as friends, Doctors, Surgeons, and Medical Staff, who were amazed and all loved him.

Woody taught me about his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ from the day I met him, how to love and be sincerely loved, to laugh, and to walk in the Light so that I might be an amazing example to those I came in contact with each day. Always Believe In Yourself. He made this world a better place by shining his light of Kindness to everyone he met. He added color to the dreary black and white days. He inspired others to have hope, to never ever give up, leaving it ALL in God's Hands, His Perfect Will. Woody, treasured his family, friends and young people who made his life special.

Woody leaves a legacy of relationships that has made this world a better place and he inspired others to live a life so that they might have a heavenly home.

He was the pillar of strength and had the Faith of Job.

A Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date.

Donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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30 Condolence(s)
Chipper and Bea Sneed
Austin, TX
Sunday, April 2, 2023

Our most sincere condolences to Woody's family for your loss. I am an old friend from Port Lavaca, Tx. Woody spent time with the Cooper family (mutual friends) in Port Lavaca and we went to church and Calhoun High School together. Woody was a great Christian friend and we all enjoyed youth rodeoing and singing and playing music together. I especially recall a wonderful song that I believe Woody wrote called "No Rain Today", which he sang often back then. Growing up on a farm myself, the song captured my heart. That song still goes through my mind often all these years later. Woody was a wonderful friend! I wish that we could have kept in touch. Don Cooper and I were talking about Woody just a couple years ago. May God bless your family in all that you do. Chipper and Bea Sneed, Austin, Tx.

The Meijer family - Alan, Charlene, Seth, Lily, Catherine, and Laurel
Pantego, NC
Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Dear Ms. Brenda, You remain in our prayers as you and Woody both were over the years. We have such fond memories of the week during which we got to know you and your husband in the mountains of NC. He was such a generous man and we were blessed by his gracious gift to our son. Woody's obituary may be the most thoughtful and beautiful obituaries I've ever read. It also gave me insight into what he saw in my son while he played in the creek: I bet Woody saw some of his own self as he, too, loved the outdoors - all of God's Creation - as he explored the ranch in Texas.

We love you and pray you will contine to receive the love and peace that only God can give, directly, and through all of His people in your life.

In Christ,

Alan Meijer

Victor and Mary Lou
Wednesday, February 15, 2023

1 Thessalonians 4:14
For we believe that Jesus died and rose again,and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him.

Jim Woodley
Hempstead, TX
Sunday, January 29, 2023

As a young kid I had many good times with Woody when visiting the family in Freer and a lot of good memories. Fast forward to a few years ago and getting to visit Woody and Brenda, enjoying his singing and catching up on our lives, which I am so thankful for. Woody was a good man, and I will always remember his strong faith in God and positive attitude to the end.

Arlene Brazell
Sunday, January 29, 2023

I only knew Woody, Brenda, and Tanya for just a short glimps of theirs lives but in my one day with this precious family I learned that there was enormous love, respect and joy within them. It was my complete honor to care for Woody in his fi al days; knowing that he is whole, and living in glory for eternity is immeasurable. Again. Thank you for allowing me to care for all of you. It is my calling to serve.

Linda Schaefer
Flower Mound, TX
Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Woody will be missed as we enjoyed caring for him dearly. I'm not sure who cared for who. I loved visiting with him each time. Rest in Peace dear friend. Praying for comfort in the beautiful memories made.

Sonja Applewhite
Kerrville, TX
Tuesday, January 24, 2023

My dear sister in Christ words could not truly express the sorrow I feel for the loss of your friend, partner, confidant, and love of your life. Only having him back would satisfy that empty spot in your heart. I know your heart is broken and right now you may feel the pain will never go away but, as believers in Christ we know our Father is there to help keep us strong. You may not see it right now but, you’re an incredibly resilient and faithful child of God that may never fully recover from this but, remember grief is the price we pay for “true” love. My dear you may feel that your whole world has shattered and many ways it has but, with God’s help even now you are healing. It’s not going to be pretty and sometimes you may feel like you can’t go on but, you will. Because God promised to be there for us. Please, remember you are not alone. There are people here on earth that love you and will help you get through this my beautiful sister. It is God’s will. Woody have left you in body but, his spirit and memories will always be with you and for those reasons he still lives.

Michelle Shaffer
Double oak, TX
Saturday, January 21, 2023

Woody was so full of the love of God he touched everyone he met. It is my privilege to be a part of the challenges and the praise reports he was always sure to share. I'm looking forward to meeting him so very soon when Jesus comes to take us to be with him forever.

Hepsibah Gekombe
Flower Mound, TX
Friday, January 20, 2023

Mr. Woody was one of the nicest persons I have even met, he always carried a smile on his face. My short encounter with him made me believe that the spirit of God lived in him. Despite the challenges, Mr. Woody always said He thanked God for what he has done in His life. After my encounter with him, I have learnt to thank God through the challenges I face in life. I look forward to seeing Woody again on the Resurrection Day. Please accept my condolences. Hold on to the faith like that of Woody. Find comfort in Philippians 4:7

John Plant
Baytown, TX
Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Thoughts and prayers with you all. I know he and dad are catching up in Heaven as we speak. What a great reunion I’m sure it was! Love to all!

Jeannie Necessary
Conroe, TX
Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Brenda, so sorry for the loss of your beloved Woody. He has heard his Lord & Savior say “Well done, thou good and faithful servant”. I pray that God holds your hand as you walk this journey of grief. One day you will meet again. What a blessing!

Laura Collin-Carrales
Dallas, TX
Tuesday, January 17, 2023

I met Woody many years ago when Brenda and I worked in Bishop TX. I always admired the love and respect they showed for one another. Even though Woody was fighting cancer he was very encouraging and thoughtful when I was struggling with mine. He was a good and Godly man. I send prayers to Brenda and his loving family as he now rests with God.

Ricky & Tina Spillman
Highland Village, TX
Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Woody was a precious man we met at church years ago. He always had a smile and a laugh. When we moved to HV from Lewisville Branda and Woody helped us and we will never forget their love to help us and others. They lived our little kids and we enjoyed being in their home so often. He will be missed by so many people and Brenda will be in our hearts and prayers daily. Woody was a man that we all could look at for one the best examples of loving and serving Jesus.

Randall Harris
Flower Mound, TX
Tuesday, January 17, 2023

My thoughts and prayers are with you Brenda and Woody. I am very blessed to have met you two and gotten to know you. you both are and were special people and I will continue to maintain my friendship with you, Brenda.
God bless,

Lisa Smith
Sugar Land, TX
Tuesday, January 17, 2023

I didn’t know Woody personally, but feel like I do through his sweet wife, Brenda. What a life well lived for the glory of Our Lord Jesus. Lots of love and prayers to his family.

Gina Marshall
Kerrville, TX
Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Dearest Brenda and family,
My heart goes out to all of you I didn't get to know Woody very well but what I knew of him was that he was a great man he loved his wife and he loved his family and he loved his life I'm sure Jesus has a special place in heaven waiting just for him! love gina

songkhran suthep
Ocala, FL
Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Brenda(MOM) so sorry for your loss. But we will rejoice that Woody is now free of earthly pain and filled with all the heavenly joy. He was a good man, good friend I still remember the first day I met him .will always love you both

Joe Zhou and fang qiu
Denton, TX
Tuesday, January 17, 2023

God bless to woody 🙏🙏🙏

L.G. & Henrietta Barnett
Luling, TX
Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Brenda, we are so sorry for your loss. We loved Woody and know his strong walk with our Savior Lord Jesus will comfort you in the days ahead. We love you and family and will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers.

Port Lavaca, TX
Tuesday, January 17, 2023

My condolences to you and your daughter. He was a wonderful friend we went to school together. Our parents were good friends know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. May he rest in peace

Wanell Howard Smith
Poolville, TX
Tuesday, January 17, 2023

My love for the Wiederkehr family began in 1946 and for the Myers family 1944
My heart is filled with both love and sadness for both families… My one hope is that Woody and his childhood friend Butch Howard got to have their Heavenly Reunion as Butch had gone to Heaven 4 months ahead of Woody.. Woody’s last words for Butch was to tell him I will see you soon..

JoLynn Fink
Denton, TX
Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Brenda. I was blessed to have known Woody. Y know what you have been through with the treatments etc. I know he loved that you were always there by his side. He is with God now so you don't have to worry about him anymore. Now is the time for you to let God take care of you. You know I am always here for you when you want to talk or just get out of the house. Call me any time. My thoughts are always with you. Love ya always. Jo Lynn

Freer Deer Camp
Freer, TX
Tuesday, January 17, 2023

He was an amazing man and it was a true privilege to know him. We never saw Woody without that smile of his on his face. He truly showed us all what God can do and how much he loves his children. He was a miracle of God’s and we were all blessed to see them happening thru him.
Thank you Brenda for sharing him with us.
The DeerCamp

Tina Um
Dallas, TX
Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Thank you for always greeting me with your big smile and your warm hugs. I knew my day would turn around after enjoying a great conversation with you and Brenda over lunch. It saddens me that you had to leave us so early, but God always has a plan and a reason for what he does. It’s only temporary and we will see each other again. Go ahead first to and get comfy so that when we see each other again we’ll pick up right where we left off. Love you Woody and Brenda.

Russell Silva
Miller Grove, TX
Tuesday, January 17, 2023

In my prayers I love you girl

David Pugh
Flower Mound, TX
Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Victoria and I will keep you and Woodrow in our prayers.

Olivia D. Calderon
Kerrville, TX
Tuesday, January 10, 2023

I am so sorry for your loss!! I was blessed and thank God that I had the privilege of sharing a part of our lives together. He was a man who was blessed to beat the odds just a little longer, a man with a great sense of humor, a man with love and kindness who would go outta of his way to help one in need, and a man who could be a pain in the butt sometimes :) !!!. I know there are no words that I could possibly say to bring you the comfort you need but I know with our prayers and your strong faith our good Lord will see you through. Know that I love you and I will be praying for you and your family. May Woody rest in peace.

God Bless you,

Olivia D. Calderon

Gary Wiederkehr
Granite Shoals, TX
Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Brenda, my heartfelt condolences go to out to you. Wonderful memories growing up about Woody. RIP cousin.

Kelly& Suzan Pease
Burnet, TX
Monday, January 9, 2023

Brenda and Tonya, our hearts are saddened for your loss. But we will rejoice that Woody is now free of earthly pain and filled with all the heavenly joy. He was a good man, good friend and has left us with great youthful memories. We hope you know our door and hearts are always open for you.

Kathleen Smith
Lewisville, TX
Saturday, January 7, 2023

My dear Ms. Brenda. You and your entire family are in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time! Bless you.