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Joel Stephen Woods

August 31, 1951 — March 26, 2018

Joel Stephen Woods

JOEL STEPHEN WOODS, age 66 of Athens, Tenn. passed away Monday, March 26, 2018, in Starr Regional Medical Center of Athens, Tenn.

He was a native of Bristol, Va., resident of McMinn County since 1977, a son of the late O. H. and Vernice Geneva Wyatt Woods. He retired from TVA as an electrical engineer. He was an amatur radio operator with a call sign NA4K. 

Preceded in death by:

  • Son, Adam Woods


  •  Wife of 46 years: Donna K. Parham Woods of Athens, Tenn.,
  • Two daughters and Son-in-law: Lisa and Guy Neisler III  of Athens, Tenn., Sara Woods of Madison, Ala.
  • Brother: Mark Woods of Cookeville, Tenn.,
  • Daughter-in-law: Angie Woods of Jackson, Tenn.,
  • Two Grandchildren: Geneva Neisler, Guy Neisler IV,
  • Step-Grandaughter: Jasmin Holt, several nieces and one nephew.

At the request of Joel a  private service will be held with no formal visitation. Memorial contributions may be made to the senders Favorite Charity. Those wishing to send condolences may send them to

Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home, Athens, Tenn. is in charge of arrangements.

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