Breckenridge Texan

John Henry Woodrum

John Henry Woodrum
June 22
19:51 2020

John Henry Woodrum, 87, of Breckenridge, passed away surrounded by his family, June 19, 2020. Graveside services will be held 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 24, 2020, at the Breckenridge Cemetery with Chaplain Richard Dunnam officiating the service. The family welcomes people to stop by the funeral home for a viewing and to sign the register book. Interment to follow under the direction of Melton-Kitchens Funeral staff.

John Henry Woodrum was born March 7, 1933, to parents Henry and Rosie Woodrum in DeQueen, Arkansas. John spent many good young years in Arkansas, until the family moved to Midland for work opportunities in the Oil Fields. In 1956 while frequenting a local restaurant, he met Norma Sue Blair. She was the waitress that always waited on him. They fell in love and began dating. They married later that year in Mexico. The couple renewed their vows on their 35th wedding anniversary. The couple raised 5 children in Midland, until they moved back to Breckenridge in 1969. A local oilman, John Ed Conner, befriended John and offered him a job as an oilfield pumper with Brico Oil Company. They were both friends until John Ed’s death several years ago.

John loved many things, but some of top were: playing the harmonica, picnics at the place west of town, fishing with his grandkids, planting and working in his garden every year, dominoes with friends and an avid pool player. He always thought he was one of the best around. He loved to attend his kids’ Buckaroo sports, and a highlight of his week during football season was to attend a Buckaroo football game on Friday night. After his health deteriorated, John began listening to Lance Kitchens commentate the local football games. Country music always sparked a special place in his heart all the way to his last day on this earth. John always had a special place in his heart for the local Breckenridge Senior Citizen Center. He served on the board and attended most of the functions that were held at the center until his health would not allow his travel.

John was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Rosie Woodrum; son, John Russell Woodrum; daughter, Viola Maxine Woodrum; five brothers; and one sister.

John is survived by daughters Teresa Reynolds and husband James, and Debbie Robinson and husband Doug; son Dennis Woodrum and wife Tammy; 13 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; as well as many friends.

Memorial can be made in his name to the Breckenridge Meals on Wheels organization and may be left at the Melton-Kitchens Funeral Home office. Condolence may be made at

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