January 5, 1939 ~ August 31, 2020
Born in: Macon Co., NC
Resided in: Candler, NC
William Hoyt Woodard, 81, of Candler, died Monday, August 31, 2020 at CarePartners Solace Center.
A native of Macon County, he was a son of the late William and Nina Brooks Woodard. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Shirley Guyer as well as three brothers, Cleve, Joe and Jack Woodard.
A United States Army veteran, Hoyt was the owner and operator of Asheville Powertrain for 36 years as well as owner and operator of Hayes & Hopson Auto Supply for 14 years. He served on several boards and committees to include the Automotive Aftermarket Association of the Mid-South and Power Heavy Duty of America.
Hoyt is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Garnetta Vanhook Woodard; two sons, William Hoyt Woodard, Jr. (Stephanie) of Asheville and Barry Earl Woodard (Susan) of Cary, NC; three grandchildren, Savannah, Meredith and Will Woodard as well as several nieces and nephews.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, a private Funeral Service will be held at Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian. However, those who wish to see Hoyt and sign his guest register may do so at the funeral home on Friday, September 4, 2020 between the hours of 8:30 A.M. and 2:00 P.M.
A public Graveside Service will be held at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, September 5, 2020 at Riverview Methodist Church Cemetery, Lakey Creek Road in Franklin, NC.
In lieu of flowers, Hoyt’s family asks that you consider making a contribution in his memory to Riverview Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Clara Wiggins, 408 West Roosevelt Blvd., Monroe, NC 28110.