Jack F. Woodbury

Mar 23, 1928 - Jul 20, 2017

Jack's Story

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Hartland - Jack F. Woodbury, 89, went home to be with the Lord on July 20, 2017, after a brief illness. Jack was born in Bangor, Me on March 23, 1928, the son of Llewellyn and Grace (Flagg) Woodbury.
He was educated in Bangor schools, served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, and did a tour of the Far East with the "Westernaires" singing and playing for fellow servicemen.
From the time Jack was young, he loved music. He sang and taught himself guitar, entertaining Country Music fans for decades. He did radio shows in early years and played at countless country and bluegrass shows. Some of his musical accomplishments include the Dick Curless Memorial Award, Living Legend Award, Gospel Entertainer of the Year, Songwriter of the Year, and was inducted into the Maine Country Music Hall of Fame in 2009. One of his best original songs was "The Ballad of Slim Clark", where he added accomplished yodeling. Jack also had a deep love for gospel songs and enjoyed being able to share those songs when he entertained.
Family meant everything to Jack and he loved talking about them all. One source of pride was listening to his 3 children sing together and the many times when he joined in.
He loved talking with people, buying and selling antiques for his famous yard sales, fishing, visiting various restaurants, old westerns, watching the fights on TV, and watching the Red Sox play, and playing with his cats at home.
Jack is survived by his children, Diane Briggs and her husband, Rob of Pittsfield, Brian Woodbury and his wife, Nichole of Newport, Amy Dillon and her husband, Michael of Plymouth, James Woodbury of Newport; 7 grandchildren, Joshua Whitmore and his wife, Mary of Nanjemoy, Joel Whitmore of Austin, Texas, Jordan Woodbury and his wife, Kezzie of Plymouth, Jared Woodbury and his wife, Hailey of Bangor, Jasmin Woodbury of Newport, Ryan Dillon and his fiancé, Sadie Ferguson of Plymouth, Ethan Dillon of Plymouth; great-grandchildren, Ella Rose Woodbury and Jameson Woodbury of Plymouth; several nieces and nephews.
Jack was predeceased by all of his siblings, Carl, Verna, Louis, Eugene, Elva; his daughter, Judy Swaberg; stepson, Roger and his wife, Eleanor.
Jack's family would like to thank the caring staff at Sebasticook Valley Hospital for his wonderful care during his stay there and also at Sanfield Rehab and Living Center in Hartland.
In lieu of flowers, friends who wish may make a memorial donation to the Bangor Humane Society, 693 Mount Hope Ave., Bangor, Me 04401.
Memorial services for Jack will be celebrated 11 AM Friday, July 28, 2017, at the Jubilee Family Worship Center, 63 Elm Street, Newport, Me, 04953. Arrangements are entrusted to the care of the Brown Funeral Home and Cremation Service Center, 34 High Street, Newport, Me. To sign an online guest book and leave written condolences, please visit: www.PhilipBrownFuneralHome.com.
Published on  July 22, 2017
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