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Shannon "Shane" Woodward

The Lord is near to the broken hearted and saves the crushed in spirit. -Psalm 34:18

Shannon "Shane" Woodward, 54, of Indianapolis, Indiana, lost his battle with COVID-19 on Thursday, March 31, 2022.
He leaves a huge hole in the hearts of his family and friends who were always entertained by his stories and hilarious sense of humor. He truly spread light and love to those around him.
Shane was born on November 8, 1967 to Carlos and Carol Woodward (Carmical) in Knoxville TN.
Second only to Christ, Shane's existence revolved around his fervent love of Kathryn and his family. He prayed day and night for them to be close to God, for their health, happiness, and prosperity.
If there was one thing Shane was, that was determined... No matter what the challenge or request, he gave his all to ensure he exceeded all expectations whether for himself or others.
Shane was beloved by everyone who ever met him; a fantastic father, a great husband and a best friend to all walks of life. No matter the circumstance, you'd always leave with a story of something funny Shane did or said while you were with him.
His travels took him on a worldwide tour including Paris, Ireland, London, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Caribbean, and more; however his favorite road lead him to the small town of Big Stone Gap, Virginia where he met his lifelong best friend and wife Kathryn.
Shane is survived by his wife of 33 years, Kathryn Woodward (Polly); his sons, Steven Woodward and Corey Woodward; daughter-in-law, Lizett Woodward; and granddaughters, Grace Woodward and Sophia Woodward - all of who he loved immensely. He is also survived by his mother, Carol Carmical; brother, Paul Woodward (sister-in-law, Carolyn Woodward); sister, Erica Jones; brother-in-law, Guy Jones; sisters-in-law, Patricia Long, Melina Nugent, and Melanie Polly; brother-in-law, Jeff Polly; nieces and nephews, friends and family all over the country who he loved deeply.
Shane is now at peace, joining his unborn daughter, Kaitlyn Woodward; his father, Carlos Woodward, his mother-in-law Brenda Barnette; brothers-in-law, Michael Alcarez and Greg Batio, and father-in-law, Walker Polly - that is one fun party re-united and you know Shane is manning the grill!
The family will receive friends from 12:00pm – 1:00pm on Wednesday, April 6, 2022, at the Powell Valley Memorial Gardens, 5650 Powell Valley Road, Big Stone Gap, Va. A service will follow at 1:00pm. He will be laid to rest in the Apostles Garden of the cemetery.
There will be a summer celebration of Shane later this year so we can honor him as he lived - sunshine, pool, and something on the grill!
Gilliam Funeral Home and Crematory of Big Stone Gap, Va. is honored to serve the Woodward family.

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