Jesse James Woodruff,77, of Tall Timbers, MD formerly from Fallon, NV passed away on March 5, 2021 in Prince Frederick, MD. He was born on January 4, 1944 in Oak Grove, LA and was the son of the late Jean Mire Woodruff and James Calvin Woodruff. Jesse is survived by his wife Thelma Woodruff whom he married on August 13, 1967 in Oxon Hill, MD. Jesse is survived by his children Angela Becknauld (Ron) of Lusby, MD, Laura Schwarting of Cheyenne, WY, 2 grandchildren Philip Becknauld of Lusby, MD, Thomas Becknauld of Denver, CO. Along with his siblings Barbara Woodruff of LA, and Martin Woodruff of LA. He was preceded in death by his brother James C. Woodruff.
Jesse served in the United States Navy for 21 years, retiring in 1983.
The family will receive friends on Monday, March 29, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, P.A. where a Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 AM in the Funeral Home Chapel with Bishop Hendrickson officiating. Interment will follow in the Maryland Veterans Cemetery Cheltenham, MD. Serving as pallbearers will be Aaron Gravel, Thomas Becknauld, Ron Becknauld, Marc Fitzsimmons, Carl Tongeson, Raymond Narhand. Honorary pallbearers will be Nick Gravel, Harry Metzler, Philip Becknauld, Guy McMullan, Chris Pitmon, Larry Stroud, and Martin Woodruff.
In lieu of flowers please send donations to DAV (Disabled American Veterans) Chapter 26 P.O. Box 456 Patuxent River, MD 20670.