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William J. Woods

August 14, 1962 — January 23, 2022

Bill passed away on January 24, 2022. He was born on August 14, 1962 to George A. Woods and Jacqueline Semsak Woods. He attended Butte Central Catholic school but graduated from Butte High in 1981. He was involved in wrestling and football. He attended Western Montana College for two years before he was offered an opportunity to work Explosive Demolition in Texas.

He married Marcia Coon and then left for Texas to work. After the divorce he returned to Butte and started driving long haul trucks with his dad.

Bill and Heidi married in 1996 and he continued to long haul over the road with freight then later specialized in hauling cars. Once he had the opportunity to have a job at home, he took it and never looked at a truck again.

His favorite thing to do was hunt. He lived for hunting season; it didn’t matter what for it was the thrill of the hunt that kept him going. He spent a lot of time hunting with his father, and anybody else that loved to hunt like he did. He was a true outdoorsman and loved to live that life.

In 2019 he found out he had kidney failure and had to be on dialysis. It was a constant struggle with his health since then. We are thankful for the support of family and close friends that helped us with transportation to and from dialysis.

He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Heidi, his mother, his sister; Laura and Tom Pawlik. His nieces,

Ashley and Nicole Jursnick. Mother-in-law, Sherry Smith and Richard Coad, Brother’s in law, Chad and Dena Smith and Brian and Claire Smith, nephews, Taylor, Evan and Dean Smith. And much more family to numerous to mention. He had lots of special people in his life and was very blessed.

Cremation has taken place, he will be interred at the Point of Rocks Cemetery, Twin Bridges, MT.

A memorial will be held at a later time as the rapid rise in covid infections is making it hard to gather.

In lue of flowers please make a donation to your local Animal Shelter in Bill’s name. His best friend was always his loyal hunting lab, as he had several.

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