Nathaniel Henry ‘Chuck’ Wooding III

Published 9:11 am Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Nathaniel Henry “Chuck” Wooding III, was welcomed into heaven on Jan. 11, 2018. He was born on Sept. 28, 1952 to parents George Washington Wooding and June Farthing Wooding Spittle in Richmond, Va. He is a native of Burkeville, Va. where he and his brother, Thomas Dale Wooding, spent their childhood years and were avid little league baseball players and members of Burkeville Presbyterian Church.

Chuck began his deployment of 21 years with the US Navy in 1970 and retired in 1991 as a Senior Chief submariner nuclear specialist who had traveled all over the world. He worked for Jacobs Engineering as a quality control specialist after retiring from the Navy. He returned to Nottoway County in 1999 and began his career as an electrical sales representative for Farmville Wholesale Electric.

In 2000 he attended his 30th class reunion from Crewe High School where he became reacquainted with Debra Hawkes Patterson. On April 9, 2005 they were married by Rev. Alden Hicks in Farmville, Va. He enjoyed outdoor activities such as camping, white water rafting, tubing and canoeing. He was an avid music lover often playing air guitar with his friends and grandchildren. He truly admired the sharp minds of Steven Hawkins and Albert Einstein and was a Star Wars/Star Trek fan.

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Chuck is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Debra Patterson Wooding; his brother, T. Dale Wooding (Ann); nephew Wesley Wooding (Maegan); niece Blakeley Senger (Brandon); stepsons Joseph Patterson (Jennifer); James Patterson (Angela); John E. Patterson IV and seven grandchildren whom he loved dearly.

A memorial service will be held at Jennings-McMillian funeral home 200 W. Carolina Ave. in Crewe, Va. on Friday, Jan. 19, 2018 at 2 p.m. with interment in the Sunset Hills cemetery in Burkeville, Va. with full military honors. Visitation with the family will be from 6-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 18 at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society.

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