Lindley Charles “Lin” Woodford, Jr., 66, beloved brother, uncle, and friend, passed away on Sunday, August 14 at KU Medical Center. Lindley was born September 17, 1955, in Webster City, Iowa to Ellen and Lindley Woodford, Sr. He graduated from Lee’s Summit High School in 1973.
Lin earned a degree in Biology from UMKC, studied and worked as a research scientist at the University of Arkansas, and earned his Medical Technologist certification from Research Hospital where he worked as a medical technologist for many years. His most recent employment was with Quest Diagnostics.
A life-long lover of science, philosophy, and science fiction, Lin could converse in depth on numerous intellectually challenging topics. He also loved camping, hiking, bicycling, music, geology, and anything related to the natural world.
Lin was devoted to his family and loved attending family gatherings. He also enjoyed attending arts activities, cultural events, and museums with his sisters, nieces, and nephews. He will be remembered for his kindness and his generosity to those less fortunate.
Lindley was preceded in death by his parents and his sisters Barbara Britt and Katherine Woodford. He is survived by sister Connie Snow and husband, Dan, of Lee’s Summit; sister Jackie Williams and husband, Tony, of Lone Jack; sister Laura Peters and husband, Bob, of West Point, Georgia; sister Melissa Morgan, and husband, Chuck of Springfield, Missouri; sister Andrea Price of Lee’s Summit; nieces and nephews, Travis Williams, Jacob Williams, Zack Peters, Kris Peters, Madison Morgan, and Andy Morgan; and great nieces and nephew, Justus, Blake, Clara, and Miriam Williams.
A Graveside Service will be at 11:00 AM, Monday, August 22, 2022 at Lee’s Summit Historical Cemetery. A Celebration of Life is scheduled for 6:00 PM, Monday, August 22, 2022 at the Gamber Community Center Ballroom.
Flowers can be sent to the Gamber Community Center, 4 SE Independence Ave, Lee’s Summit, MO 64063
Arrangements by Langsford Funeral Home, 115 SW 3rd St., Lee’s Summit, MO 64063
Lee's Summit, MO 64063
Lee's Summit, MO 64063
To all the Woodford sisters – our heartfelt condolences on the loss of your only brother. Please know you are all in our thoughts and our hearts.
Jan and Mike Williams
Hi. Lindley and I worked together at Quest Diagnostics. He was liked and respected by all. When Lindley struggled with his health over the last few years and was forced to miss work, there was no one that others on our team asked about and expressed concern over more than Lindley. He had a unique quality about him that endeared him those he worked with. We will miss his presence, his sense of humor, and his kind heart. Rest In Peace, Lindley.
I worked with Lin at Quest. My heart breaks for his family, he was one of a kind and will be greatly missed! 😔 I can honestly say that I have never learned as much random information as I did the week that I gave Lin rides to and from work while his car was being repaired. 💔 Rest easy Linley
I am so sorry to hear of Lindley’s passing. I haven’t seen my cousin since childhood and wish I had had the opportunity to get to know him. What a wonderful person he became! It sounds like he had a full life, with many interests. I’m sure he will be greatly missed by his family, friends, and community.
I remember Lindley from long ago, as one of our many cousins converging at our grandmother Em’s house. He was so kind and fun; full of clever ideas. I’m sorry not to get the chance to meet him again. Thank you for posting this notice, Andrea.
Thinking of you and wishing you moments of peace and serenity and this time.
Cherish your memories Connie and know he is watching over you from above in a loving world beyond this one.
All of our love and condolences to all in Lin’s lovely family. May you have wonderful memories of a special family. Our love to you.