James F. “Woody” Woodward, 61, the national director of the building material and construction trade division of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, died May 29 at Capital Caring’s Halquist Memorial Inpatient Center in Arlington.
The Alexandria resident had gastric cancer, said his wife, Debra Woodward.
Mr. Woodward joined the Teamsters in 1973. He spent much of his nearly four-decade career as a business agent for Local 639 in Washington and worked with the construction and exhibits and trade show industries, among others.
In recent years, he served on national committees related to highway construction and oil and gas pipeline workers. He also served as a delegate to six international Teamsters conventions, his wife said.
James Franklin Woodward was born in Washington and raised in Northern Virginia. He was a 1969 graduate of Robert E. Lee High School in Springfield.
Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Debra Gilbert Woodward of Alexandria; a son, James “Pete” Woodward of Las Vegas; a daughter, Nicole Woodward Felise of Jeffersonton, Va.; a brother, Joe Woodward of Manassas; a sister, Mary Jean Wiley of Moncks Corner, S.C.; three half-brothers, Randy Moore of Fredericksburg, Vernon Moore of The Villages, Fla., and Donald Moore of Bedford, Va.;
three half-sisters, Jody Woodson of Madison, Va., Shirley Constantino of Alexandria and Terry Browning of Woodbridge.
— Emily Langer