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Charles Woods died on July 23, 2022, at Research Medical center. He was born on March 28, 1931, to the union of LeeOllie and Charles Woods in Augusta, Ark. In his preteen years, his family relocated to Kansas City, Mo. He attended Lincoln High school and went on to attend Lincoln university. He enjoyed his college experience at Lincoln, becoming a member of the Eta Sigma chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated, on April 10, 1953. He graduated from Lincoln in 1954, with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration. Woods joined the Army, and was stationed in England, where he met the love of his life, Joyce Vieira. They were friends, but eventually began courting. They married in October 1956, and relocated back to Kansas City. They had three sons: Marcus, Steven, and Charles III. He continued working for the government once he left the Army. He worked for the Railroad and United States Postal Service. He also worked at the Internal Revenue Service. He was a history maker. He was the first African American man in the state of Missouri to work as a District Director for Minorities at the Small Business Administration, where he retired. He was a God-fearing man and was a member at the Saint Louis Catholic church. When he retired, he never stopped working for the church. He volunteered at Saint Louis, doing various things such as giving Communion to the seniors, and assisting with accounting. He also enjoyed traveling while he was able to do so, and he loved listening to jazz. The most important thing to Woods was his family. He was preceded in death by his parents, LeeOllie and Charles Woods; and his wife, Joyce. His memory is and will continue to be cherished by his three sons, Marcus (Angela), Steven (Marie), and Charles (Jackie) and their families; his grandchildren, Chanelle, Marcus Jr., Charley, Chelse, Jason, Djimon, Jasmine, Jamyrie, and Marissa always held special places in his heart, and they will always adore and miss him. He also leaves behind to cherish his memory great grandchildren, other relatives, and friends. Funeral Service will be held on Friday, Aug. 5, 2022, at 11 a.m. at the St. Therese Little Flowers CC. Interment, Brooking cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church. Service conducted by Lawrence A. Jones & Sons Funeral chapel.