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Wooderson, Wallace Max

Wooderson, Wallace Max

November 5, 1934 — August 1, 2022

Wallace Max Wooderson, of Liberty MO, passed away August 1, 2022, at Liberty Hospital with his loving wife Loretta by his side.

Max was born in Bowraville, Australia on November 5, 1934, the eldest of six to Robert and Dorothy Wooderson. From 1952 to1954 Max honorably served in the Artillery at Queensland/Singleton New South Wales. Max moved to America in 1956 and attended Graceland College. He went on to have a lengthy career in the banking industry.

Max was a natural conversationalist, making friends everywhere he went. He was a man of many passions. He enjoyed working in his garden every opportunity he had. He especially loved African Violets and participated in the American Violet society where he traveled, along with his wife Loretta, to judge many exhibits. Max also loved photography. Where he went, his camera went with him. Max was an avid stamp collector, spending many happy hours enjoying this hobby. One of Max’s great loves was spending time outdoors walking with his trusted furry friend, Lily.

He was an ordained Minister and a member of the Community of Christ Church, performing many weddings for family and friends. He had a heart dedicated to God, a great faith in Jesus Christ, and is walking hand and hand with Him for eternity.

Max is preceded in death by his parents Robert Thomas Wooderson and Dorothy Valma Wooderson (Spokes), and a sister Valma Wooderson. He is survived by his loving wife of 27 years Loretta Wooderson, son Dale Wooderson, daughter Debbie Stevens, stepsons Eric Way, Greg Way, Paul Way, and stepdaughter Colleen Goucher. He is also survived by brothers Bruce Wooderson, David Wooderson, Peter Wooderson, sister Ruth Boyd, along with many grandchildren and great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

A service celebrating Max's life will be held at 4:00 pm Thursday, August 18, at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, 1600 North State Route 291, Liberty, MO. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society.

Service Information

A service celebrating Max’s life will be held at 4:00 pm Thursday, August 18, at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, 1600 North State Route 291, Liberty, MO. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society.

Wooderson, Wallace Max's Guestbook

Dearest Big Brother. Things changed on that teary day in 1956 when you sailed from Sydney for two years college at Graceland. I missed you terribly over the ensuing months. This was eased a little, when we began to send audio tapes every few months. This kept us closer together as we heard your Australian accent. It was not long before we heard your accent mellow and take on some Americanisms Once you met Joan, that was the end of even thinking that one day you would return. However, as your family grew larger and branches of the family moved to different states within the USA, this made physical contact more difficult. You leave behind wonderful memories which we have recorded and often view and reflect upon those days. We said our goodbyes each time we visited with you. But this has been the hardest one. We know there will be another ‘G’Day’ when we each reach ‘the hereafter.’ I wish there were more we could do for Debbie and Dale at this time. I promise to stay connected and support them every way possible. They also have cherished memories which will serve them well as they continue their journeys with your spirit still burning within them. I know you agonised over the death of Valma and blamed yourself over the incident. I wish I could have been a witness to your meeting with her in heaven. I will stay connected with Loretta and her family. We are thankful that Loretta came into your life and was able to fill that void you were experiencing. Lastly, I remember the fun rumbles we had and how you took it easy on me when I did not deserve it. Especially those pranks on my part that left you injured!!! Your loving brother Bruce (And of course, Ronda, Colin, Anne, and their families)

Bruce Wooderson

Debbie and Dale, Our thoughts are with you and your families at this time. Our love to you all. Uncle David and Auntie Meba.

David & Meba Wooderson

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