Edward V. ‘Eddie’ Woodward, 83, long-time member of the National Electrical Contractors Association

Edward V. 'Eddie' Woodward
Edward V. ‘Eddie’ Woodward

Edward V. “Eddie” Woodward, 83, passed away on Wednesday February 26, 2020 at his home in Williamsburg Landing in the presence of his wife and son and the loving staff of the Memory Support Center. Born July 27, 1936, the Miami, Florida native was a master electrician and owned and operated Angle Electric Inc. before retiring in 1999.

He grew up in the Allapattah neighborhood of Miami, where he met his 63-year-old wife, Shirley Benton Woodward. They both attended Miami Jackson High School in Miami, Florida. After completing his apprenticeship in 1957, Eddie worked as a union electrician for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers before establishing his first electrical subcontracting company in the early 1970s. He was a member and officer of the National Electrical Contractors Association and he and his wife Shirley remained active in the association for a number of years after his retirement.

During his retirement, he was an electrical inspector for the town of Hialeah Gardens, Florida. In addition to his activities with his professional associations, Eddie was both a Mason and a Shriner. He always had a love for automobiles and over the course of his life owned many cars. He was a fan of all sports and supported his favorite sports teams, the Miami Dolphins, the University of Miami Hurricanes and the Miami Marlins. However, the sport that brought him the most joy was NASCAR auto racing. Eddie and Shirley moved from South Florida to Tallahassee, Florida in 2012, then came to Williamsburg in 2017 to be closer to his son and daughter-in-law, Eddie and Gina Woodward.

He was predeceased by his father, Fred Warren Woodward; mother, Mary Woodward; and his brother, Fred Warren Woodward Jr.

He is survived by his loving wife and partner, Shirley; son, Eddie Woodward; stepdaughter, Gina Carissimi Woodward; and her sister Rosalie “Sissy” Scruggs.

Visitations will be at noon on Monday, March 2, at the Nelsen Funeral Home, 3785 Strawberry Plains Road, Williamsburg, with memorial services immediately following at 1 p.m.

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Patricia D. Rutt