Joshua Delbert Woods

Published 5:44 pm Wednesday, January 22, 2014


Joshua Delbert Woods passed from this life on Friday morning, Jan. 17, 2014, at the age of 30 years old.

He was born at on Jan. 11, 1984, at Fort Knox, Ky., the son of J.L. Woods and Susan Francisco. He attended Madison Southern High School in Berea, Ky., and graduated in 2002. He later moved to Fontana, Calif., and attended Le Cordon Bleu College for Culinary Arts in Pasadena, Calif. Joshua then moved to Bogalusa, where he started his own food service business called “Woodies,” which he ran with his fiancée, Amanda. He enjoyed cooking, watching the food network and spending time with his children.

He is survived by his fiancée, Amanda Nicole Horn; one daughter, Amber Nicole Horn; one son, Joshua Andrew Horn; his mother, Susan Francisco-Stewart, and stepfather, Benjamin Travis Stewart; his father, J.L. Woods, and stepmother, Christine Harris-Woods; his grandparents, Everette Franciso and the late Mary Francisco, the late Delbert Woods and Mae Woods and Archie and Helen Stewart;

his siblings, Jeremy Woods (sister-in-law, Laura Woods), Haley Frye, Richard and Neenah Harris, Matthew and John Stewart; aunts and uncles, the late Belinda Turner and Ron Turner, Druella and Rick Woods, Melissa and Becky Woods, Mark, Tony and Sean Francisco, Kitty Francisco-Griffin, Jackie Francisco-Barnes and Jeffrey Grubb; and a host of treasured nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Friends may call for visitation on Friday, Jan. 24 at Dwayne Walker Funeral Home in Hyden, Ky., from 5-9 p.m.

The funeral service will be conducted on Saturday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel, with Pastor Merle Caudill officiating. Interment will follow in the Keen-Woods Cemetery in Hyden.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to J.L. Woods, P.O. Box 257, Hyden, KY 41749.