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Funeral services for Woodrow Wilson Fort, 99, of Sweetwater, will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012, at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Rev. Phillip Thomas officiating. Interment will follow at Roscoe Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home. Military Graveside Rites will be provided by the Nolan County Honor Guard.
A visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012, at McCoy Funeral Home.
Fort died Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012, at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital in Sweetwater.
He was born Oct. 23, 1912, in Fairy, Texas. He married Monnie Mary Pickering on Feb. 2, 1960, in Sweetwater. Woodrow was a member of First Baptist Church and was a WWII Army Air Force Veteran. His battles and campaigns were in Ardennes-Tunisia, Naples-Foggia, Rome-Arno, Rhineland and Southern France. He was a member of the VFW Post #2479. He attended school at Truscot in Knox County and in Hamilton, Texas. He lived in Sweetwater since 1946, moving from Roscoe. His hobbies were playing dominoes and pool and attending SNAP.
Survivors include his sister, Faye V. Stovall of Grand Prairie; nephew, Charles Frank Alumbaugh of Midlothian; step daughter, Maxine Hemmingway of Temple, Maine; sister-in-law, Jessie Mae of Washington; step daughter-in-law, Judy Holsey of Bandera; 13 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
Woodrow was preceded in death by his parents, H.F. and Mary Ada Fort; his wife, on Jan. 31, 1986; three brothers; two step sons; a step daughter; and a granddaughter.
Pallbearers will be Mike Kincaid, Paul Kincaid, Lee Holsey, Maxwell Holsey, Lester Holsey, Jr., Timothy Holsey and Charles Frank Alumbaugh.
Honorary pallbearer will be John Stanley.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.mccoyfh.com.