Donald F. ‘Dumper’ Woodard Jr., 71

FULTON, NY – Donald F. “Dumper” Woodard Jr., 71, of Fulton passed away peacefully on Monday August 31, 2015, at home surrounded by family.

Donald F. ‘Dumper’ Woodard Jr.
Donald F. ‘Dumper’ Woodard Jr.

He was born in Santa Barbara, Calif., to the late Donald F. and Evelyn (Harris) Woodard.

He has been a resident of Fulton all of his life.

Mr. Woodard retired in 1999 from Niagara Mohawk as a chief maintenance foreman, where he had 34 years of service.

After retirement, he owned and operated DW Bodee’s Bar and Restaurant, Fulton, for eight years.

Mr. Woodard was a member of the Hannibal American Legion Post #1552, and the Hannibal American Legion Riders.

He enjoyed his motorcycle and loved to ride.

He was also an avid pool player, skier and hunter.

Mr. Woodard helped begin the Livestock/Farm program with Father McVey at Unity Acres which allowed the residents to have a self-sustained food supply within their establishment which allowed them further independence from outside sources.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Sandra (Thompson) Woodard of Fulton; three children: Denise (Terry) Carr of Phoenix, Timothy (Joanne) Woodard of Oswego and Donald (Tammy) Woodard III of Virginia; three sisters: Evelyn (Gordon) Infantine of Rensselaer Falls, NY, Rosemary Woodard of Fulton and Beatrice (David) Lathrop of Lacona, NY; 10 grandchildren: Stephanie, Samantha, Sean, Courtney and Jessica, Shannon, and Timmy and Sara, Julie, and Donald; eight great-grandchildren; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.

Funeral services will be held 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Holy Trinity Church, Fulton, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. James Schultz.

Burial will be held in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton.

Calling hours will be conducted 4 to 7 p.m. Friday in the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. Second St. S., Fulton.

Contributions: Hannibal American Legion Post #1552 or the Hannibal American Legion Riders, 226 Rochester St., Hannibal, NY 13074.


  1. I met “Dumper” at Bodee’s thru Walt Glod. Both worked at NIMO. And had a lot of stories. He always had a smile. And a good word. RIP. Spread your wings and fly!

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