Walter Edward “Ed” Woodcock
1943 - 2020
Walter Edward “Ed” Woodcock was born on November 6, 1943 and passed away on May 10, 2020 at age 76. Ed was a native of Pensacola, Florida.
Ed is survived by his loving wife Donna H. Woodcock and children: Daniel G. Woodcock (Barbara); Lisa Woodcock Knoll (John); Stephen Edward Woodcock (Ashley); Donald E. Harper (Deon); and Stacy H. McCarthy. He is survived by his sisters Debra W. Neal (Dan) and Pamela W. Liss. Ed has eight grandchildren, five great grandchildren, and numerous other relatives.
He is predeceased by his parents Walter Arthur Woodcock and Arlie Bee Woodcock; his sister Patricia W. Moore; and his niece Heather Moore.
Ed often said all of Pensacola has purchased furniture from him at some point. He began in the furniture business at Danley Furniture, then started working in the furniture department at Gayfers when the store first opened. He was the last furniture salesman to leave Gayfers. Ed opened his own store called Contempo Galleries with his wife Donna. After the store closed, he worked for and managed multiple other stores in town, including Duvon, Bronsteins, Barrows, Ashley, and Miles Furniture.
Ed and Donna loved traveling, one trip took them around the country. They stopped at all the major furniture markets to stock their store. They traveled to spend time with friends and visiting his sisters. They invested in every home by remodeling the interior and perfecting the landscaping. Ed often installed fencing - always painting it hunter green. He loved improving on what was available. He thought a person should return an item in better condition than when it was borrowed. That can be seen in all the homes where he lived. He was often found piddling in the garage working on the next project.
Ed and Donna moved back to East Pensacola Heights to live in his parents’ home. He and Donna enjoyed sitting on the porch with their dog Jake and visiting with their neighbors.
The family will have a private burial service at Barrancas National Cemetery. There will be a memorial service at Heights Baptist Church, with Pastor Brian Nott officiating, held at a later date. Trahan Funeral Home is taking care of arrangements.
The family wish to express heartfelt thanks to Emerald Coast Hospice, Dr. Schopmeyer, Dr. Messina, and wonderful neighbors in helping take care of Ed.
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18