Obituary: Donald Peter Woods Jr. 1936-2019

Donald Peter Woods Jr.

Donald Peter Woods Jr.

Donald Peter Woods Jr., 82, Cottonwood, Arizona, went to be with his Lord March 4, 2019. Don was born in Brooklyn, New York, on June 3, 1936, to Donald Peter Sr. and Helen (Tucker) Woods.

Don graduated from ASU School of Architecture. He soon moved to Sedona, Arizona, to pursue a distinguished career in architecture and to raise his family.

He was instrumental in bringing baseball and tennis to this small community. You would often hear him referred to as “Coach Woods.”

Don was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Lynn Woods Taber.

He is survived by his children; Robert (Kay) Woods, William (Janeen) Woods and Donna (Scott) Davis; his very loved grandchildren; Jessica (Zack) Lustgarten, Ryan Reynolds, Morgan Davis, Joey Woods, John Michael Reynolds, Travis (Megan) Adcock, Nicholas Reynolds, Jill Woods, Tucker Davis, Hank Woods and Sam Woods. He also has six loved great grandchildren. He also has three loved brothers; Richard (Sharon) Woods, Terrence (Linda) Woods and Tommy (Debbie) Woods, along with many loved nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews.

A Mass will be held at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cottonwood, Arizona, at 11 a.m. on March 22, 2019.

A celebration to immediately follow at the Verde Valley Fairgrounds.

In lieu of flowers, Dad had a special interest in the sports programs at Mingus Union High School.

A special thanks to Mingus Manor and Northern Arizona Hospice for helping our Father pass in a peaceful and loving way. Rest in Peace Dad, Grandpa, Brother, Uncle, Friend and “Coach Woods”.

An online guestbook is available to sign at

Information provided by survivors.

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