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Richard E. Woodward, 68

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Richard E. Woodward, 68

BRISTOL — Richard E. Woodward, 68, of Gray Street, died Thursday, May 18, 2017, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon after a battle with prostate cancer.

He was born in Wolfeboro, one of six children of Ernest and Gloria (Hoyt) Woodward.

Rick lived most of his life in Bristol. Following graduation, Rick joined the Air Force and served during the Vietnam War. Rick worked for 48 years for Freudenburg NOK, which was formerly IPC.

Free time for Rick was spent as a member of the National Street Rod Association and working on his 1937 Chevy pickup truck and evenings taking it out to cruise nights. He also was an avid golfer, collected antique lunch boxes, and in the last few years he had taken to gardening with his grandchildren.

Family members include his wife, Trudy B. Woodward of Bristol; son, Travis Woodward, and daughter, Alisha Langill and her husband James, all of Bristol; grandchildren, James Richard and Autumn Dawn Langill; four brothers, Del Woodward, Dennis Woodward, Ralph Woodward, all of Bristol, and Ted Woodward of Northfield; and a sister, Sandra Day of Enfield.

Calling hours will be Monday, May 22, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Emmons Funeral Home, 115 South Main St., Bristol. A graveside service, with military honors, will be held Tuesday, May 23, at 10 a.m. at Homeland Cemetery, Pleasant Street, Bristol.

Those who wish to make a donation in Rick's memory are asked to consider the American Cancer Society, 2 Commerce Drive, Suite 110, Bedford, NH 03101.