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David Matthew Woods

July 7, 1986 ~ July 1, 2019 (age 32)
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Life’s Reflection


David Matthew Woods, affectionately known as D Woods, was born July 7, 1986 in Lawrence, Kansas and was the 3rd of five sons born to the proud parents of Maxwell Eric Woods, Sr and Portia Jeannine McGautha-Woods.

David accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized under the Pastorate of Reverend Dr. Vernon E. Jefferson and Associate Pastor Rev. James W. Brown at Mount Carmel Missionary Baptist Church in Rosedale, Kansas.  He was a member of the youth department and played the drums for the Youth and Majestic choirs and was actively involved in the Kaw Valley Youth department and the Missionary Baptist Youth convention of Kansas.

He received his early education in the Lawrence and Desoto school districts and graduated from Mill Valley High School in Shawnee, Kansas.  David was an exceptional athlete and received many accolades during his football, baseball and basketball careers during high school and college years.  He received his formal education by obtaining an associate degree from Hutchinson Community College in Hutchinson, Kansas and a Bachelor’s degree in Sports and Exercise Science from the University of Northern Colorado.

David held many jobs in his short time here in this life, most recently he was employed by Greeley Nissan and Volkswagen of Greeley, Colorado where he prided himself in being their top salesman.

David touched many people in his family and community and never met a stranger. He was loved by many people and always made himself available to everyone he came in contact with. 

He is survived by his parents, Maxwell and Portia Woods;  brothers, Maxwell Eric (Cherina) Woods, Jr of Kansas City, Kansas; Caleb Eugene (Erika) Mayhue of Cordova, Tennessee; Justin Carroll Woods of Shawnee, Kansas; Nicholas Breon Woods of Minot, North Dakota; his maternal grandmother Carol McGautha-Crook of Raymore, Missouri; his special companion Irma Talamantes of Greeley, Colorado; nephews, Jayden and Maxwell Woods, III and Christian Mayhue of Cordova, Tennessee; nieces, Cerina and Corrina Woods of Kansa City, Kansas and Autumn-Rose Mayhue of Cordova, Tennessee; countless uncles, aunts, cousins and friends.


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