September 28, 2021, 46, La Grange –
Caleb Brent Woodard, 46, passed away Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center from heart failure, with his mother and older brother by his side. Caleb was born May 12, 1975 in Goldsboro, North Carolina to Sarah Pelletier Woodard and the late James Henry “Big Boy” Woodard, Jr. Caleb was preceded in death by maternal grandparents, William Thomas Pelletier and Cora Hughes Pelletier, and paternal grandparents, James Henry “Slim” Woodard and Myrtle Beale Woodard.
Caleb enjoyed studying maps and traveling all over the United States and was literally a walking G.P.S. He went on two cruises: 2008 and 2016. He loved listening to country music, attending concerts, and Southern black gospel. He loved the beach and the Appalachian Blue Ridge mountains and the Great Smoky Mountains and looked forward to going every fall to Cherokee, Pigeon Forge, and Gatlinburg. All cats and dogs loved him and he loved them.
Caleb graduated from North Lenoir High School in 1996. He kept hundreds of CDs and DVDs in alphabetical order. He could name an excerpt of a song played on the radio, name the artist singing it, and everyone else that had ever recorded it.
A service of remembrance will be held Saturday, October 2, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at Rouse Funeral Home, La Grange with Randy Herring officiating. Visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 1:00 p.m. Interment will be at Evergreen Memorial Estates, Grifton, N.C. on Monday, October 4, 2021 at 11:00 a.m.
Mr. Woodard is survived by his mother, Sarah P. Woodard; an older brother, James Henry “Jim” Woodard III; one niece, “Holland” Brook Woodard; one nephew, James “Walker” Woodard, and a special first cousin, Doyle Anderson of the home in Hampstead, N.C.
The family will receive friends at other times at the home in Hampstead. Online condolences may be expressed at www.rousefh.com. Arrangements entrusted to Rouse Funeral Home, La Grange.