Eddie Joe Woodworth, 68, of Mendon, passed away on Tuesday, June 6, 2023, at his home.
He was born on September 13, 1954, in Quincy, a son of Walter Ray and Mildred Marie (Hamilton) Woodworth. Eddie Joe was a 1973 graduate of Unity High School. After graduation, he began working as a farmer in the bottoms. He later began truck driving for Neil Oil Company, Lima Township and for several local farmers. He was currently working at Woodworth Manufacturing.
Eddie Joe grew up on the family farm in the Ursa bottoms. He enjoyed attending local tractor pulls and shooting trap with family and friends.
He is survived by his sister, Louise Weatherford of Burton, Michigan, brother, Claude (Jackie) Woodworth of Chillicothe, Missouri, and sister, June Vincent of Lewistown, Missouri. Many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends also survive. In addition to his parents, Eddie Joe was preceded in death by his sister, Lois Smith, and brothers, Raymond, Marvin, Leroy and Michael Woodworth.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, June 9, 2023, at the Triplett Funeral Home in Mendon. Pastor Larry Smith to officiate. Inurnment will immediately follow at New Providence Cemetery in Ursa, Illinois. A visitation will be held on Friday morning from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home in Mendon. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions are suggested to the Mendon Unity Trap Team or to the Adams County EMS. Condolences may be left for the family at www.triplettfuneralhomes.com