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Edward V. ‘Eddie’ Woodward, 83, longtime member of the National Electrical Contractors Association

Edward V. 'Eddie' Woodward
Edward V. ‘Eddie’ Woodward

Edward V. “Eddie” Woodward, 83, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, at his home at Williamsburg Landing in the presence of his wife and son and the loving staff at the memory support facility. Born July 27, 1936, the Miami, Florida, native was a master electrician and owned and operated Angle Electric Inc. before retiring in 1999.

He grew up in the Allapattah section of Miami, where he met his wife of 63 years, Shirley Benton Woodward. The two of them both attended Miami Jackson High School in Miami, Florida. After completing his apprenticeship in 1957, Eddie worked as an International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers union electrician before starting his first electrical contracting company in the early 1970s. He was a member and officer with the National Electrical Contractors Association and he and his wife Shirley remained active with the association for a number of years after his retirement.

During his retirement, he served as an electrical inspector for the city of Hialeah Gardens, Florida. In addition to his activities with his professional associations, Eddie was both a Mason and a Shriner. He had a lifelong love for automobiles, and, over the course of his life, owned numerous cars. He was a fan of all sports and supported his favorite athletic teams, the Miami Dolphins, the University of Miami Hurricanes and the Miami Marlins, however, the sport that brought him the most joy was NASCAR automobile racing. Eddie and Shirley moved from south Florida to Tallahassee, Florida, in 2012, and then came to Williamsburg in 2017 to be closer to his son and daughter-in-law, Eddie and Gina Woodward.

He was preceded in death by his father, Fred Warren Woodward; mother, Mary Woodward; and brother, Fred Warren Woodward Jr.

He is survived by his loving wife and partner, Shirley; son, Eddie Woodward; daughter-in-law, Gina Carissimi Woodward; and sister, Rosalie “Sissy” Scruggs.

Visitation will be held at noon, Monday, March 2, at Nelsen Funeral Home, 3785 Strawberry Plains Road, Williamsburg, with memorial services immediately following at 1 p.m.

Share online condolences with the family at Nelsen Funeral Home.

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