Horace Bartow Woods Jr.



Horace Bartow “H.B.” Woods, Jr., age 88, of Tickton Hall, SC passed away on July 31, 2017, at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston after a short illness. Mr. Woods was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 53 years Betty Eugenia Groover Woods.

Mr. Woods was predeceased by his sons, Darrell Bryce Woods Sr. and Paul Eugene Woods; and his grandchildren Robert Monroe Woods and Melissa Woods McClellan.

Mr. Woods was born in Marlow, Ga on July 17, 1929, to the late Horace Bartow Woods, Sr. and Esther Crosby Woods. H.B. or “Bo”, as he was known by close friends and family, owned and operated a logging company for many years. During the early 1960’s he moved to South Carolina where he was employed by the Union Camp Corporation. He worked in the Woodlands Division and later at Palmetto Bluff Plantation where he was a Wildlife Warden and Hunting Guide until his retirement in 1991. During his retirement, he was an avid gardener and enjoyed outdoor activities including fishing and shrimping.

Mr. Woods is survived by his sons, Horace B. “Woody” Woods (Linda) of Raleigh, NC, Roger Woods (Earline) of Pritchardville, SC, Carl Woods (Robbie) of Tickton Hall, SC; his daughter, Debora Woods Butler (Thornton) of Hardeeville; daughter-in-law Dee Ann Woods of Tickton Hall. His grandchildren Allison Butler-Carson, Danielle Lundy, Wayne Denton, Mark Denton, Cassandra Craft, Christy Wade, Carl Woods, Jr., Paul Woods, Esther Robbins, Julie Woods, Roger Woods, Jr., Daniel Woods, Franklin Scott Pack, Shane Bailey, Kay Cox, Bryce Woods Jr., Anthony Woods, Maria Woods, 27 great-grandchildren, and his longtime friend, JoAnn Pittinger. Mr. Woods was predeceased by his sisters, Viola Gray, Minnie Arledge, Jeri Schoener, and Miriam Brown.

The family will receive friends beginning at noon on Saturday, August 5, 2017, until the memorial service begins at 1:00pm at Sauls Funeral Home, 90 Simmonsville Rd., Bluffton, SC.