Wesley Dean Woods, 40 years old was born and raised in Metter, Georgia his entire life and loved his hometown family and friends more than anything. He graduated with three different associate’s degrees from Southeastern Technical College in Swainsboro, Ga. Fish & Wildlife Management, Forestry, and Electrical & Industrial Technology Degrees. He also was a licensed real estate agent in Georgia. He was known as one of the greatest tennis players to ever graduated from Metter High School. He was offered various tennis scholarships and recognitions. He still holds the Metter High School tennis record for having the most Singles wins during a high school career of 56 wins. He won four sub-region titles and the only region title ever of the history of the school. He was three time Final Four State Georgia Tennis player and named five times All-Coastal Empire Team by Savannah Morning News. His love for tennis followed helping coach his son Skyler’s Metter Middle School boys and girl’s tennis team for three years bringing home the school’s first ever Boys Region Championship title. He was currently the coach for Metter High School Boys and Girls Tennis Teams with high hopes of bringing home another Region win for the school’s history this year. Wesley was one of those people he literally could do anything and would be a pro by the time he did it a perfectionist in all aspects of life. He worked for his dad’s family owned owned Logging Company for thirteen years “Woods Logging” where he was known as one of the best cut down men around the area. After having numerous back injuries operating heavy equipment he decided to venture out and start his own business and passion he loved to do on the side. He started working on, buying, and selling four-wheelers, side by sides, golfcarts basically any kind of toys people liked. He named his company Wesley’s Pre-Owned Powersports LLC. He was currently still running his business for seven years before his illness. Everyone always said, he could sell ice to an Eskimo. He was so good at what he did most people started calling Wesley “The ATV Man.” Most people knew him for being very helpful, compassionate, giving, and always willing to help anyone in need and just an all-around good guy that was honest, which helped him be successful in all aspects of life and trusted. He was an avid outdoorsman, loved being outside and always staying busy. He was a very keen fisherman and hunter as well. Most people said he should have been a fishing captain and he had plans to do this one day. He had one son Skyler Bryce Woods; 16 years old his best friend he taught him more in his 16 years of life than most men take an entire lifetime to teach someone. Everyone always said what a special bond they had, and Wesley taught him everything he knew. Wesley’s inner and outer strength touched many lives because he never gave up an always had a positive attitude and trusted in God to heal him. His battle with cancer has ended but his legacy and eternal life goes on forever in his new heavenly home with his precious Lord and Savior. God saw you getting tired and a cure was not to be. So, he put his arms around you and whispered, “Come to me.” A golden heart stopped beating hard working hands at rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us He only takes the best.
He was preceeded in death by his mother Jane Coleman Woods. He is survived by his wife Maggie Kitchens Woods, 38 years old he adored his entire life and loved to the end. His only child, son and best friend Skyler Bryce Woods 16 years old tenth grader at Metter High School. His two fur babies Chinese Pugs Miley and Rosey Woods. His dad Randy and Cindy Woods of Metter. Mother in-law and caretaker Shelma Burkhalter Kitchens of Glennville, Ga., Father in-law Jewitt Kitchens and Debbie Puckett of Augusta, Ga, Brothers biological Randall Woods of Statesboro, Zach & Crystal Dalgard of Statesboro, Jewitt Kitchens JR. of Augusta, Adam Dalgard of North Carolina. Sister Jillian Kitchens of Augusta, GA. Several nieces and nephews, many friends and extended family.A graveside funeral service will be conducted Wednesday at 3 pm at Cool Springs Baptist Church Cemetery.Visitation will be Tuesday from 5 to 7 pm at Anchor Worship Center.
Wood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
PALLBEARERS: Devin Allingham, Samuel Brown, Kenny Coleman Jr., Shane Coleman, William Daniels, Jewitt Kitchens Jr., Dylan Kilpatrick, Jason Rigdon
Honorary Pallbearers: Metter High School Varsity Boys and Girls Tennis Teams
Honorary Pallbearers: Metter High School Class of 2000
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