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William W. Woods (affectionately known as Bubba) was born August 31, 1935 to Clyde Woods and Frances Maddox in Chattanooga, Tn. He was the 2nd oldest of nine children. William accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at Thompkins Chapel AME Zion Church. William attended and graduated from the Chattanooga Public School system.  As a young adult he migrated north to Detroit, Michigan where he received his Barber Licenses. He was a Master Barber. William’s barber skills enabled him to travel with Jackie Wilson as his personal stylist. William returned to Chattanooga where he settled his roots, by opening Lindsey’s Barbershop and marrying the love of his life, Jacquelyn Woods.  William and Jacquelyn lived a blissful union until her untimely death.   William departed life on Thursday, February 27, 2020. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clyde Woods and Frances Maddox; his wife, Jacquelyn Woods; son, Rodney Jackson; brother, George Maddox; 3 sisters, Cynthia Clark, Joyce Miller and Margaret Penn. He leaves to cherish his memory, two sons Edrick (Charlette)Jackson, and James (Deborah) Hawkins;  four siblings, Phillip (Betty) Maddox,  Gloria Maddox, Robert (Cheryl) Maddox , Betty Maddox (Terry) Battle; 5 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; godsons, Johnny and Michael Hines; two very special friends Ron Brewer and Robert King; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Public viewing will begin at 9:00 am Saturday, March 7, 2020.  A funeral service will follow at 11:00 am in the funeral home chapel.  Interment: Lakewood East. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 423-622-9995.

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  • Friday, February 28, 2020
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ John P. Franklin Funeral Home
  • Friday, March 6, 2020
    On behalf of the NorthTower Forest Neighborhood Association, we extend our sincere condolences to the family and many friends of Bro. Woods. May you receive comfort and peace knowing that so many care and are praying for you.
    ~ Viola Douthit   chattanooga, TN