First Sergeant (retired) Victor H. Woods Jr., age 80 of Seguin, was received by His Father on February 2, 2011 after a long battle with cancer. Visitation was held on Monday, February 7, 2011 from Noon to 6 p. m. and the family received friends from 3 to 5 p.m. at Tres Hewell Mortuary. Graveside services and interment with military honors was held on Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at 10:45 a.m. at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.
Victor Woods lived in Seguin since 1971 after he retired from the United States Army where he served 24 years with valor and honor. He was an Eagle Scout and attended Southwest Texas State University. First Sgt. Woods served in the Korean Conflict and Viet Nam. Sgt. Woods distinguished himself receiving two Silver Stars, Bronze Stars, three Purple Hearts, Army Cross and twice awarded the Combat infantry Badge.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Victor, Sr. and Lela Elizabeth Long Woods, sister, Lorraine Petty and brother, Bobby Woods.
Survivors include his loving wife, Peggy J. Woods; sons, Roy Woods and wife Diana and Shay Timothy Woods and wife Nikki; daughter, Vickie Gescheidle and husband Randy, Lt Col (Ret); grandchildren, Austin, Hanna and Abbie Gescheidle and Shayle Woods; brother, Clifton Woods; as well as numerous nieces and nephews and other loving family members.
Donations are being accepted at the Fischer House (3623 George Beach, Ft Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas, 78234) in honor of First Sgt. Woods. You are invited to sign the guest book at www.treshewell.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Tres Hewell Mortuary, 165 Tor Dr., Seguin, Texas, 78155, 830-549-5912.