OBITUARY: Dusty Ryan Woodard


Dusty Ryan Woodard, age 34, resident of Columbia, Tennessee passed away on Saturday, February 11, 2023.

Dusty was born August 19, 1988 in Columbia, Tennessee and was the son of Tammy Woodard and the late Herbert Tidwell.

He was a graduate of Columbia Central High School c/o 07’ and worked for his cousin Kathy at her local restaurant.

Dusty was known for his big heart, goofy nature, and free spirit. He was an avid football fan and loved the TN Titans. Dusty was also a lover of shoes from birth and took pride in his collection of shoes, especially his Jordan’s. Above all, Dusty loved his family and his friends and enjoyed spending time with them. His 4 children were his world. He will truly be missed by all who knew and loved him.

In addition to his mother, Dusty is survived by his children, Trizten Woodard, Annaleigha Woodard, Aubree Woodard, and Skylynn Woodard; sisters, Ashley Woodard, Citel Tidwell, and Vanessa Tidwell; special nephew Kaiden Cloud and niece Kyleigh Hood, maternal grandmother, Elizabeth Marie Woodard, several aunts and uncles, cousins, and many friends.

He is preceded in death by his grandfather, John F. Woodard and uncle Rodney Joe Woodard.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, February 17th at 6:00 PM at Heritage Funeral Home with Bro. Rick Points officiating. The family will visit with friends on Friday, February 17th from 4:00 – 6:00 PM at Heritage Funeral Home.

Heritage Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.


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