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Ronald “Matches” Lee Woodford, 70, went home to be with the Lord on June 14, 2020, with his family by his side.

Born in Parkersburg on August 1, 1949 and at the age of 13, his family moved to Charles Town.

He remained in Charles Town until he and his wife retired to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina in 2010.

He was a member of the Charles Town Baptist Church in Charles Town.

He graduated from Charles Town High School, class of 1967.

“Matches” was an avid golfer, enjoyed bowling, dancing, traveling with family and friends, and had several other hobbies during his life. He loved the West Virginia University Mountaineers and Washington Redskins, but most of all, he loved spending time with his family.

For most of his career, “Matches” was a JCL expert for the IRS in Martinsburg, West Virginia.

After moving to Myrtle Beach, he and his wife became partners of Jefferson Estate Jewelers in Charles Town.

He was preceded in death by his father, Freddie Woodford; and sister, Rebecca Pattison.

Survivors include his loving wife Kathy; daughter and son in-law, Sheri and Danny Stidham; grandchildren, Mackenzie, Trenton and Hayden; mother, Kathryn; brothers, Bob (Gladys) and Tom (Kelly) Woodford; nieces and nephews; Barry, Ashley, Darcy, Thomas, Cecilia and Sarah; and many loving friends and extended family.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the American Heart Association, 162 Court St., Charleston, WV 25301, Meals on Wheels of Jefferson County, P.O. Box 565, Charles Town, WV 25414 and Hospice of the Panhandle, 330 Hospice Lane, Kearneysville, WV 25430.

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, June 27th at 11 a.m. at Pleasant View Memory Gardens in Martinsburg with the Rev. Harold “Porky” Jones officiating.

A Celebration of Life will be held sometime this fall in Charles Town.

The family asks to follow the Covid-19 restrictions and guidelines.

Arrangements are by the Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home, Charles Town.

Please sign the online guestbook and view his obituary at


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