MORRISTOWN -- Funeral services for William “Lyle” Woodcock, age 84, will be held on Saturday, March 10, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. at the Christ Church of Morristown with Rev. Ed Lacomb officiating.
Burial will be in the spring at Sunnyside Cemetery in Morristown.
Calling hours will be held on Friday, March 9, 2018, from 12:00 noon-2:00 p.m. & 4:00-6:00 p.m. at the Fox & Murray Funeral Home, and again on Saturday at the church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service.
Mr. Woodcock passed away unexpectedly at his home on Saturday, March 3, 2018.
Surviving is his wife, Pat of Morristown; his daughter, Sandra Bailey & her husband, Chris of Morristown; grandchildren, Richard “Abe”, William, Michael & Joshua Blasko of North Carolina and Sara & Hunter Woodcock of Rochester; great-grandchildren, Zachary, Delaney & Owen Blasko; and a special niece, Carol Woodcock of Morristown.
He was predeceased by his son, Jamie; three sisters, Lorraine Mills, Beatrice Risteff and Eleanor Garrison; four brothers, Elmer, Raymond, Royal & Wallace Woodcock; along with a special nephew, James Woodcock.
Lyle was born on July 22, 1933, in Morristown, a son of the late Stanley & Leah (Corrice) Woodcock.
He attended Morristown High where he excelled in baseball, basketball and football, landing himself a signed contract with the NY Giants baseball team as a pitcher from 1952-1953, and with the Kingspoint Cherokees farm league in Kingspoint, TN. His baseball career ended when he was drafted in the US Army during the Korean War from 1953 – 1955.
He later found love, and was married to Patricia Blackmer on February 21, 1964, in Antwerp.
He worked for Farley Construction Company in Gouverneur from 1955 to 1975 as a construction worker, and then became a self-employed carpenter, specializing in the building of docks and boat houses until his retirement in 1992.
Lyle was a former member of the Black Lake Fish and Game Club and enjoyed watching Morristown school sports where he received the Hall of Fame Award in 2014 for being an outstanding athlete and supporter.
In his spare time he enjoyed trapping, fishing, hunting, gardening and spending time with his family.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Christ Episcopal Church or the Morristown Fire Department.
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Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.foxandmurrayfuneralhome.com for the Woodcock family.