Waldo Martin  Woodcock
Waldo Martin Woodcock, of Waycross, Ga., passed away after a brief illness on Dec. 26, 2019. Woodcock married his sweetheart, Sarah, on June 14, 1952, and moved to Wake Forest, N.C. so that he could attend Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He was on staff at Bull Street Baptist Church and First Baptist Church Marietta, and served as pastor of Isle of Hope Baptist Church. Woodcock worked for the Georgia Baptist Mission Board for more than 28 years, retiring in 1996. Some years after his retirement, he served as interim pastor at McIntyre Baptist Church. Though he and Sarah did not have children of their own, they loved and cared for many a child in congregations where they lived and served throughout Georgia. They made many friends during those years and enjoyed their association with them, and have treasured the friendships and memories of those times.
Waldo and Sarah Woodcock lived in Decatur, Ga. and later, Conyers, Ga. while Waldo worked for the Georgia Baptist Mission Board. At the time of his death, he was a member of First Baptist Church of Waycross.
Woodcock was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Sarah Ivey Woodcock. He is survived by his niece, Ivey Graham Peterson (Tod) of Billings, Mont.; two nephews, James Alva Ivey II (Kathy) of Rockledge, Ga. and Elbert Austin Ivey (Lauren) of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; sister-in-law Rebecca Youngblood Ivey Gainous (Bill), of Dublin, Ga.; a number of great-nieces and great-nephews and various other beloved cousins, family and friends.
Visitation will be at 1 p.m. and funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 30 in the chapel of Moores Funeral Home in Milledgeville. Interment will follow at Baldwin Memorial Gardens, Milledgeville.
Family suggestions for memorial donations are the Historic Antioch Baptist Church Building Fund, c/o Ms. Perry-Simpson, 1309 Cherokee Dr., Waycross, GA 31501 or a charity of your choice.
Moores Funeral Home & Crematory is in charge of arrangements.
Published on December 27, 2019


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Ted Peppers
Jan 01, 2020
Waldo was a perfect gentleman and I enjoyed many years of playing tennis with him. Will be missed.