Richard Lee Woodard, 63 of Danville, left us suddenly on Thursday, April 14, 2022, at home surrounded by those who loved him. Visitation will be on Thursday, April 21st from 4-7pm and on Friday, April 22nd from 11-1pm at Kruger Funeral Home, 10 E. Williams Street in Danville. Funeral Services will be at 1pm on Friday, April 22nd at the funeral home with Pastor James Yonkers officiating.
Richard was born January 8, 1959 to Harold “Buck” and Betty (Porter) Woodard. He attended Danville grade schools, graduating from Danville High School in 1977 and going on to earn an Associate’s Degree at DACC in Marketing and Management. Richard started delivering newspapers when he was a boy, and later moved on to work at Mike’s Grill as a soda jerk, and later grill cook. He began his career at Famaco doing some drafting and engineering work, later moving on to work at VALCOM as a computer tech. For the past twenty-one years he owned his own business, Woodard’s Computing Services, where he was the go-to guy for all things computer related.
Richard had a passion for helping people, especially children, and was a dedicated and huge part of Danville Ambucs. He volunteered countless hours with their Challenger League, holiday events, and fundraisers. Richard loved his family and spent as much time as he could with them. His granddaughter Olivia was never far from his side, and the two enjoyed lots of playtime and laughter. He always wanted to be the first to try out the newest technologies and play with his new toys.
Richard married Marsha Shoufler in April of 1980, and the two just celebrated their 42nd wedding anniversary. Their only daughter Sara and her daughter Olivia lived nearby, and the four of them enjoyed many adventures together. Their lives will never be the same without him.
Richard also leaves behind a brother Joe Rhymer; two sisters: Debby Remmy and April (Eric) Selstad; a brother-in-law Herb (Shari) Shoufler; nephews: Steve, David, EJ, and Jesse; and his nieces Ashley, Tiffany, Sammi, Melissa, and Kayla. His step-father Earl Zimmerman, Marsha’s mother Marguerite Swan-Shoufler, and Marsha’s birth mother Alfreda (Danner) Johnston also survive. He was preceded in death by his parents and his father-in-law Herb Shoufler.
Richard made an impact on every life that he touched, and became a friend to everyone that he met. Our lives are forever better for him being a part of it. Messages and memories may be left on our website at www.KrugerCoanPape.com, or on the Kruger Funeral Home Facebook page. Donations may be made in Richard’s name to Danville Ambucs, PO Box 266, Danville, IL. 61832.