Dr. Gerald Woode, 78, of College Station, passed away on Friday, April 12 at Fortress Rehab and Health Center in College Station. A memorial service to celebrate the life of Dr. Woode will be 4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16 at Christ United Methodist Church, where he was a member. Reverend Jerry House and Reverend Tommy Myrick will officiate. Visitation will be from 3:30 until the time of service at the church. Cremation and service arrangements are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral Home and Crematory.
Gerald Woode was born in Hartlepool, England to Meredith and Evelyn Nottidge Woode. Gerald was raised in England where he attended boarding school, followed by two years in the army. He then attended the Royal Veterinary College in London. He worked as a field veterinarian for several years in England before becoming a veterinary research virologist. His major achievement was helping to discover Rotovirus. He and his family moved to Iowa in 1978 where he continued his research and teaching at Iowa State University. He and his family then relocated to Texas A&M University where he completed his career. He was a professor for PhD students during his tenure. He retired professor emeritus in 1997.
Dr. Gerald Woode married Shirley Liddiatt on July 4, 1959; together they shared 53 wonderful, adventurous years of marriage. Gerald was a loving husband and father and had a full life and many friends. He enjoyed his family, his veterinary career, playing golf, gardening and especially his rose garden in College Station. He also was an avid reader, enjoying scientific journals, fiction, and nature books. Gerald was especially fond of his grandchildren. He enjoyed spending as much time with them as possible during vacations.
Dr. Woode is preceded in death by his parents, his brother John Woode and his grandparents.
Surviving Dr. Woode are his wife, Shirley Woode; his daughters and sons-in-laws, Clair and Steve Johnson, Lindsay Harrison, Marie and Mike Kyle; his adored grandchildren Erin, David, Adrienne, and Rachel Johnson, Emily, Kelsey, Kori, and Carter Harrison; his sister-in-law, Margaret Woode, and other relatives and close friends.
Dr. Woode’s family would like to thank Dr. David Hackethorn, the doctors and staff of the Scott and White Health System.
Dr. Woode’s family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial gifts be given in his memory to either Traditions Hospice, 18ll62 Rock Prairie, College Station, TX, 77845 or to Still Creek Ranch for Boys and Girls, 6055 Hearne Road, Bryan, TX, 77808.
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