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Derrick Woods Sr.

derrick woods sr.
Derrick Woods Sr, 45, was called home to the Lord on August 4, 2019 peacefully in his home. He was born on January 22, 1974 to Gwendolyn Louise Woods and D. McDonald. He was the fourth of five children. Derrick Woods, Sr. graduated from Edgewood High School in 1992. Soon after, he joined the United States Marine Corps where his adventures took him to places like California and Japan, to name a few. Upon leaving the Marine Corps, he returned home to San Antonio where he began working in the Bexar County Tax Assessor’s office. Derrick would soon find his calling as a Bexar County Sheriff’s Deputy for the Bexar County Detention Center where he remained until his retirement in 2014. Derrick met and married Angela Yvonne Duncan in 1995. From this beautiful union, two children were born; Danielle Fatima Woods and Derrick Woods Jr. Derrick was a very family orientated man and cherished all the time he spent with his family. Occasionally accused of being the “Nerd” in the family, Derrick spent a lot of time working on computers and was often called upon for assistance. He enjoyed going to concerts and comedy clubs. He was always a fun spirit to be around and was always ready to “cut a rug!” He is preceeded in death by his loving wife, Angela Yvonne Woods, his mother, Gwendolyn Louise Woods, his older brother, Reginald Woods, and father in-law Reid Duncan, Sr. Derrick leaves to mourn his passing his daughter, Danielle Fatima Woods of San Antonio, TX; his son, Derrick Woods, Jr. of Virginia Beach, VA; his older sisters, Tonya R. Lott (Tim) of San Antonio, Tx. and Michelle S. Woods (Gene) of San Antonio, Tx.; younger sister, Nicole E. Young (Quentin) of Hampton, GA; mother in law, Pamela Fatima Duncan of San Antonio, TX; and brother in-law, Reid Duncan, Jr. of San Antonio, TX. Derrick Woods, Sr. was a good God-fearing man and his warm positive spirit will forever be missed by so many.

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  1. Rest easy Marine. Semper Fi brother. Edgewood’s finest class of 1992. A good friend indeed. Love you D.

  2. Our families go back a long time. Although I’ve known you since 6th grade, I’ll carry our friendship in my heart forever. Rest in Paradise my AMAZING friend. You will be missed.

  3. I miss you, D! 😭💔 I’ll forever cherish our friendship. Rest in paradise with your angel. Love you, my friend.

  4. Derrick you my brother will be truly missed by me . I’ll never forget you because you were always there for me.I can remember when we use to roam the barrios as kids and having fun . Heck, you knew more Spanish then some of the Hispanic kids in our school. One thing I liked about you was your manners ,I knew you were gonna make it out of the barrios. Well Derrick your with our heavenly father and I know thier throwing a party for you up there w all your family. You truly were a man sought after the Lord’s heart . God bless your family.. Love all of you …Fernando

  5. Omg…I just woke up on this Saturday and saw this post. I don’t wanna believe it. I will always remember you my friend. You will always be in my prayers. I remember jr.high and high are missed my friend. Love

  6. Derrick, may our heavenly father welcome you into his kingdom . As an heir to God’s kingdom. You get all the love and peace which God promises. I am saddened to hear you are no longer with us on earth, but joyed also to that you’ve finished the race. I will always remember you as a sweet person Derrick.

  7. Derrick…you were my first love and are my eternal love. There are so many memories between us and our families. Thank you for being all that you were to me this last year. Your light guided me through and I will be forever grateful. Until we find each other again…rest well, my love.

  8. Derrick I’m shocked right now. You were a very nice guy and cool cat I’ve had tge pleasure knowing you and your siblibgs since our E.T. Wrenn days. Always had a big beautiful smile with a big heart. Rest easy MARINE may our Lord bring Peace to your family. Your reunited with your brother Reggie rip.

  9. Derrick we were good friends in high school. I want you to know that you were always there when I needed a friend. I spoke with jazz and Alton regarding your passing and they’re sad to Not be able to see or hear from you again until we’re all in heaven catching up with the rest of the family. Rest in heaven my dear friend…

  10. rest easy my friend i had the pleasure of meeting you in elementary and got to keep you as my friend through adulthood. we’re cut from the same cloth came up from the same hood. this always will keep you in my heart and thoughts you will be missed till we see each other again some day. love y a D Woods.

  11. D. Woods you will be greatly missed I’ll never forget your good heart and spirit love you bro may you rest in peace my condolences to the Woods family from Jermaine Murphy.

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