Gary and Ann Wirges and the rest of CustomKraft’s staff announced with great sadness the loss of Nancy Crawford’s husband, Woodrow Denne. Woody passed away at age 62 at home on July 18, 2016 after battling Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD) for more than a year.
Woody was born on November 3, 1953, in Smith Center, KS, to Fred and Frances Denney. Following graduation from Windsor High School in Windsor, MO, he joined the United States Air Force where he served for four years as a cargo specialist. After being home for a little over one year, he joined the United States Army serving as a lance missile crewman and supply sergeant. He retired from the army with over 22 years of service, his duty stations ranged from Okinawa to Germany, Guam, and the United States.
After retirement from military life, Woody continued working as a shipping/receiver manager for CustomKraft Industries and later worked for a medical supply company.
Woody is survived by his wife Nancy, finance manager at CustomKraft; daughters Athena Hum and Amber Denney; brothers Rodger, Philip (Connie), Eugene, David, Tom (Cathy); and a large, extended family. He was preceded in death by his son Stuart Denney, two brothers, and both parents.
Funeral services were held at Huson Funeral Home, Sherwood, AR on Friday, July 22, and interment followed at Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery, North Little Rock, AR. In Woody’s honor, the family requested that memorials be made to FisherHouse.org orcjdfoundation.org.