Born May 14, 1944, at New Madrid, Mo., a son of Bill and Ruby Woods of Caruthersville, he attended Caruthersville High School and served in the U.S. Navy. He owned and operated Bill & Billie's Express Inc.
On June 8, 1961, he married Billie Jean Stricklin who survives.
He was preceded in death by a brother, James Cheatham.
Visitation will be 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. today, Sunday, Oct. 16, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, Ill.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 17, at George Renner & Sons Chapel with Msgr. James Margason officiating.
Burial will be at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Shiloh, Ill.
Memorials may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society or to the ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals).