Arlen D.'s Story
Arlen D. Woody, age 82, of Knoxville, Iowa, passed away at West Ridge Specialty Care on Sunday, July 9, 2017. A graveside memorial service with inurnment will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, July 17, 2017 at Graceland Cemetery in Knoxville, Iowa.
Arlen Dwain Woody was born on February 24, 1935 in Knoxville, Iowa, the son of Donald and Jennie (Ridlen) Woody. Arlen graduated from Pleasantville High School in 1952.
Following graduation he worked at Armstrong Tire & Rubber in Des Moines for nearly twenty years. Arlen was a semi-truck driver for several years during his life. He also owned and operated Woody's OK Tire Store in Knoxville from 1978 - 1989.
He began attending the races at Knoxville in the late 50's and was a crew member on some winning cars throughout the 50's and 60's. His love of racing continued until his death. He was a member of Masonic Lodge No. 61 of Knoxville.
Arlen's survivors include his son, David (Cindy) Woody; one grandson, all of Waterloo, Iowa; brother, Charles Woody of Alamo, TX; sisters, Carolyn Harvey of Swan, IA and Marilyn Doty of Oskaloosa, IA.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the National Sprint Hall of Fame Museum. Online condolences can be sent to www.winfieldfh.com. Winfield Funeral Home of Knoxville, Iowa is assisting the family of Arlen Woody with his services.
Published on July 10, 2017