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Robert Allen Woods, 86
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Mr. Robert Allen Woods, 86, of McMinnville died Friday, Aug. 28, at NHC HealthCare in McMinnville. 

He was born Oct. 23, 1933, in Warren County, was a retired truck driver, farmer, and owner of R. Allen Woods Nursery. Allen grew up in the Liberty Cumberland Presbyterian Church and was of the Christian faith, enjoyed quarter horses, mules, and traveling in wagon trains. Mr. Woods was preceded in death by his parents Tom Robert “T. R.” and Martha Amelia Blanks Woods, sisters Evelyn Marie Woods and Catherine Louise Johnson, and son-in-law Bobby R. Farless.

Allen is survived by his children Starr Farless, Dale (Denise) Woods, Melody Woods, and Tommy Woods, brother Richard (Linda) Woods, ex-wife Arminta Carter Woods, grandchildren Jimmy (Alicia) Farless, Kimberly Farless (Daniel) Snyder, Ted Robert “T. R.” Woods (Simone O’Dell), Amelia (Lowell) Miller, and Ellen (Mat) Pilcher, and great grandchildren Amos Snyder, Carter Snyder, Isaiah Snyder, Laura Mae Snyder, and James Cody Farless. Several other family members and family friends also survive.

A graveside service and interment will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 30, at Gardens of Memory Cemetery. Dale Woods will officiate. Family and friends will meet at the cemetery and there will be no visitation at the funeral home. Social distancing is being requested.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Meals on Wheels. Online condolences may be made at

McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Southern Standard

(McMinnville, Tenn.) Aug. 30, 2020