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Pastor Woodrow Bosley, Jr.

July 30, 1949 — September 14, 2023

Woodrow Bosley Jr passed away on September 14 2023 at his home in Show Low, Arizona. He was born on July 30,1949 in McNary, Arizona to Woodrow “J.C.” and Irine [Denson] Bosley. Woodrow had some schooling in McNary. He then moved to Texas with his dad, stepmom, and younger siblings, where he attended Pineland schools in Pineland, Texas. After he graduated high school he volunteered to serve our country by joining the United States Army, where he served 2 years. While in the Army he served as a mortician taking care of the fallen soldiers. When he returned home to Pineland, Texas he met his first love, Sondra 0’dell (Thompson) Bosley. They married and with this union two children were born, Paufina D Bosley (Handy) and Kenneth Bosley. With Pineland being his home, he worked at Temple-Inland for over 25 years and served as Minister at Victory Temple C.O.G.I.C. He later moved to Holbrook Arizona to help take care of his uncle. He attended St Johns Missionary Baptist Church where he, the Pastor, and another minister fed the flock. Later Woodrow met Debra and married her, on March 8, 2011. He accepted her four grown kids, 15 grand kids, and two great-grand kids as his own. They were happily married for 12 yrs. They moved to Show Low Arizona and became members of Blooming Grove Baptist Church where Woodrow later became the Pastor until his death. Woodrow loved his gospel music, smooth jazz and sitting out on his porch listening to his music. He also enjoyed helping others any way he could. Woodrow loved informing his friends when and where the games were and loved giving his testimony of how God saved him and how good God is to him. Woodrow worked at Safeway while in Holbrook until his vision started to fail. Woodrow was preceded in death by his parents; stepmother, Shirley Bosley; brothers, Charles, Frankie D., and Leroy Bosley; grandson, Lashawndrick Brown; and two infant great grandchildren; and his first wife, Sondra Bosley. He leaves to cherish his precious memories his loving wife, Debra Bosley of Show Low Arizona; children, Kenneth Bosley, of Carlsbad, NM, Paufene (Patrick) Handy of San Augustine TX, Phyllis Cunningham of Glendale, AZ, Linda Howard of Las Vegas, NV, Karl (Conda) Bosley of San Augustine TX, Patricia King of Pineland TX, and Cynthia Bosley of Lufkin TX; eight grandchildren Xaiver Brown, Daruis Brown, Kayla Brown, JaCorey Spearman, KendraVious Bosley, KeShawndric’ Bosley , Ashli Bosley, and Bryson; two great-grandchildren, Zurii and Zuriiah Ohara; four stepchildren Drisana (Ernest Rose) of Laveen AZ, Detrick Woods of Surprise AZ, Maurice Holt of Tempe AZ , and Amber (Angel) Serna of Tempe AZ; 15 grandkids; 2 great-grandkids and his nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends. There will be a visitation held on Friday, September 22, 2023, from 9 to 11am, at the St. John's Baptist Church in Holbrook, Arizona. Funeral services will be held immediately after the visitation, at 11am Friday, at the church. Burial and military honors will take place at Holbrook Cemetery in Holbrook, Arizona.
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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Friday, September 22, 2023

9:00 - 11:00 am (Mountain (no DST) time)

St John'S Baptist Church

803 Lewis Drive, Holbrook, AZ 86025

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Funeral Service

Friday, September 22, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Mountain (no DST) time)

St. John's Baptist Church

803 Lewis Drive, Holbrook, AZ 86025

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Graveside Service

Friday, September 22, 2023

Starts at 12:00 pm (Mountain (no DST) time)

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