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First Sergeant Scott “Woody” Woodring 56, passed away at home on March 6, 2023, in Dunedin FL.

Scott was born November 23, 1966, in Levittown, PA and graduated from Bishop Egan High School. Immediately after graduation he relocated to Dunedin.

Scott served in the Marine Corps for 27.5 years. After completing his basic training at Parris Island and Tank School in Fort Knox he was assigned to First Platoon, Delta Company, Second Tank Battalion, Camp Lejeune.  Scott had several international deployments including U.S.S Hermitage as part of Landing Force Sixth Fleet in the Mediterranean and Camp Fuji, Japan.    Scott returned to Delta Company and served in the first Gulf War as a Tank Commander.  After that deployment, Scott joined the reserves in Tallahassee in the 8th Tank Battalion. He transferred to Tampa in the Delta Company 4th Assault Amphibian Battalion        (AmTracs) where he was deployed to the Second Gulf War as a First Sergeant.

Upon retirement from the Marines Scott served his country a second time by joining the United Sates Postal Service.  Over his 26 years he was well liked by his coworkers and customers (especially at The Top of the World).

Scott was a member of American Legion Post 275 and the VFW Post 2550.  He enjoyed camping, fishing, hunting and softball.  Above all Scott loved his special times with his extended family and his fellow Marines.

Scott was preceded in death by his father Ronald “Smokey”, Sr.  He is survived by his wife Nancy Salley Woodring and her 3 children and 12 grandchildren, by his mother Barbara Woodring, his sister Kelly and brothers Ronald “Smokey”, Jr and Keith and their families.

Services (open to the public) will be held Thursday March 16 at Veteran’s Funeral Home, 830 North Belcher Road, Clearwater, FL 33765.  From 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM. He will be interned at Florida National Cemetery on Monday March 20 in a private service.

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