Antwuan Deontrey Woodard, 27, of Monticello passed away on June 4, 2016 at UAMS in Little Rock.
He was born on January 4, 1989, at Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello and was the son of Rev. Curtis and Velinda Woodard.
Mr. Woodard was a 2007 graduate of Monticello High School where he excelled in basketball, football and baseball. He was also a 2009 graduate of the University of Arkansas at Monticello School of Technology in McGehee, where he received an AA in welding. He went on to become a certified truck driver through Steven’s Transport School of Truck Driving. He worked as a certified painter at SeaArk Boat Marine in Monticello, and as a certified forklift operator at American Steele of El Dorado.
He was also employed and certified in food management, working several years as manager of Pizza Hut and McDonald’s of Monticello. His final employment years were with Pepsi-Cola, then Drew Foam of Monticello until his health failed.
He was a member of the Great I Am Temple of Monticello under the leadership of Pastor Ruby Wilson. He served the church many years as a drummer.
Mr. Woodard enjoyed hunting, fishing and was a faithful member of the Double “O” Hunting Club. He enjoyed riding 4-wheelers and had recently found a new passion for racing. He was a very dedicated father and loved spending time with his two daughters, Annslye and Annbrelie. He served his community by becoming a PeeWee football coach, a position he took very seriously.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Rev. Curtis Woodard; his maternal great grandparents, Adam and Maxine Block Stanley and Lexia Hicks Stanley; and his paternal great grandparents, Leola and Jeff Davis, John Woodard and Evelina Wells.
He leaves to cherish his memories, his fiancé, Uniqua White of Strong; two daughters, Annslye and Annbrelie Woodard, both of Strong; his parents, Rev. Curtis and Velinda Woodard of Monticello; a brother, Kurtis Shepherd of Monticello; two sisters, Alexcia James of Stockbridge, Georgia and Tanita Simmons of Monticello; grandparents, James and Nancy Williams of Monticello, Rev. Ebenezer James, Jr. of Hamburg, and Norma Woodard of Monticello; a very special cousin, Anthony Woodard of Monticello; several loving aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held on June 11 at 2 p.m. at the Morning Star Baptist Church with burial to follow in Union Ridge Cemetery #2.