Fort Worth -- Jerald Dean Woods left this world to go to a better place on February 21, 2021. He was 76. Born in Fort Worth on November 15, 1944, Jerry was the son of Clarence Prince and Joy Barton Woods. He graduated from Northside High School in 1962 before attending East Texas State College. Jerry served in the U.S. Army from 1968 to 1971, stationed at Fort Bliss in Texas and in Germany. Before joining the Army, Jerry worked a short time for Texas Pacific Railroad. When he returned from Germany, he went back to work for the railroad where he retired on March 31, 2005 from Missouri Pacific Railroad. The railroad changed names more than once, but he continued working there for 42 years. Jerry met and married his wife, Annetta Whisenhunt, on July 27, 1974, in Fort Worth. He became a father to Ann’s two boys, 10 and 11; he was a great father! They resided in Edgecliff Village for 17 years and in Lost Creek Estates for 27 years. A golfer, Jerry met many friends at Glen Garden and Lost Creek Golf Clubs. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Donald. In addition to his wife, Annetta, Jerry is survived by his sons, James Douglas McMicken and John Dee McMicken and his wife, Claudia; grandchildren, John Dee McMicken II, Cahal James McMicken, Ashton Kacie Miller and Josh Miller, Kara George, Nina McMicken, Sawyer and Patrick Hennigan and Colton McMicken; nine great-children, McKynlee and Elsa McMicken, Brayden George, James and Ana McMicken, Elizabeth and Wyatt Miller, and Leo and Elijah Hennigan; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Reta Jo and David Murrell; niece, Donna Britzius and her husband, Mike; and close friends, Chuck and Ann Muench.
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