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Tommy Woodman

August 24, 1934 — January 9, 2024

Tommy Gene Woodman, 89, of Rockport passed away January 9, 2024. He was born August 24, 1934 in Chariton, Iowa. He graduated from Chariton High School and joined the Navy in 1952. He was stationed at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi and assigned to Aransas County Airport as an air traffic controller. He guided navy training planes in and out of the airport. While serving in Rockport, he met Carole Simpson and they married on February 19, 1955. After serving four years, Tommy and Carole moved to Iowa for a short time before moving back to the Coastal Bend area, where he enjoyed many years of duck hunting and fishing – often from boats he built himself. He went to work at Reynolds Aluminum Plant in Ingleside for over 30 years. After retiring from Reynolds, he filled his time in his garage as a very skilled woodworker.

Tommy was very patriotic, flying the US flag at home each day, and for several years he and Carole supported the Coastal Bend Troop Support, welcoming home and sending off our area military at the Corpus Christi airport. Tommy and Carole had many adventures traveling throughout the US.

He was preceded in death by his parents Tom and Elsie Woodman; sisters Molly (Byron) Voss, Gloria Ann (Cleo) Sellers, and Donna (Jake) DeBok; foster brother Jim (Anne) Keene; and beloved grandson Matthew Woodman.

He is survived by his wife of almost 69 years, Carole, children Thomas R. (Vicki Ralls) Woodman, Laurie (Mel) Malone, Craig (Ginny Price) Woodman, and Jeff (Alayna) Woodman. Also surviving are grandchildren Tom Woodman, Chris (Melinda) Ralls, Aaron Ralls, Robert (Megan Weatherwax) Stebelton, RC (Sean) Montague, Cayla (Jason) Perez, Elizabeth (David) Jennings, Grant Malone, Katy Coleman, Andrew (Meghan) Frazier, Anthony (Monica) Frazier, Samantha (James) Purtell, and Adam (Destiny) Frazier. Tommy also had many great grandchildren.

Visitation will be held on January 15, 2024 at Charlie Marshall Funeral Home in Rockport, Texas from 5:00pm-8:00pm. Reciting of the holy Rosary beginning at 7:00pm. Funeral Mass at Sacred Heart Church in Rockport, Texas on January 16, at 1:00pm. Burial will be held at Rockport Cemetery immediately following funeral mass.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to any preferred Veterans organizations.

Please see the link below for livestream of visitation and rosary.

Funeral mass will be live streamed on Facebook Live, please contact family for further information.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Public Visitation

Monday, January 15, 2024

5:00 - 8:00 pm

Charlie Marshall Funeral Home-Rockport

814 E Main, Rockport, TX 78382

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Rosary

Monday, January 15, 2024

7:00 - 8:00 pm

Charlie Marshall Funeral Homes and Crematory - Rockport

814 E Main St, Rockport, TX 78382

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Mass

Tuesday, January 16, 2024

1:00 - 2:00 pm

Sacred Heart Catholic Church

704 E Cornwall St, Rockport, TX 78382

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Interment

Tuesday, January 16, 2024

2:00 - 3:00 pm

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