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John Woodrick, Adair Co., KY (1942-2011)

"Johnny D." Woodrick was known as the "Guitar Man." He was the lead guitarist for Dr. Hook's Band. He was a former employee of the Adair Progress before retiring

John "Johnny D" Woodrick age 68 of Columbia, KY died Friday, January 14, 2011 at 4:50pmCT at Norton-Audubon Hospital in Louisville, KY, following a short illness.

A memorial service with a time of reflection and remembrance of Johnny D. Woodrick will be held Thursday, February 10, 2011 from 6 to 8pmCT, at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg ST, Columbia, KY.

John Woodrick, Adair Co., KY (1942-2011)

He was born April 7, 1942 the son of the late: John Henry and Inez Fay Ackley Woodrick in Benton Harbor, Berrien Co., MI. He died Friday, January 14, 2011 in Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY, at the age of 68 years, 9 months, and 7 days.

Johnny D was known as the "Guitar Man" and he and his band performed for many years in the Chicago area. He was also the lead guitarist for Dr. Hook's band for some time, touring with him across the United States and Europe. He continued to perform on occasion after moving to Columbia in the early 1990's

Woodrick was an employee of the Adair Progress for several years before retiring due to health issues. He also served in the United States Army.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a son John Woodrick Jr. and his long time companion, Bea Jessee.

He is survived by the following:
  • One sister: Cammie Crandall of Columbia, KY

  • One brother: Paul (Patty) Scott of Benton, IL

  • One niece, one nephew and several other relatives

  • Special friends: Jackie Burton of Columbia, KY and Paula Oprzedek of Missouri.
Interment was held on Monday January 17, 2011 in the Alto Pass Cemetery in Tamms, IL, with military honors by Carroll B. Foster Post #3455 and the Illinois National Guard Honors Unit.

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