NEW PORTLAND — Roger S. Woodis, Jr., 30, of New Portland, died unexpectedly on Sunday, July 6, 2008. He was born July 11, 1977, in New Bedford, MA., the son of Roger and Lea (Charpentier) Woodis, Sr. He was a graduate of New Bedford High School in 1995 and joined the U. S. Army in 1997 where he proudly served for five years.
While he was serving his country, Roger earned multiple awards for sharp shooting and diesel mechanics. He completed his service in the Army as a Specialist. Roger then moved to New Portland, Maine, where he worked as a heavy equipment operator and long haul truck driver.
He was the best friend and loyal husband for ten years to his high school sweetheart and loving wife, Bobbie Lee (Dickson), formerly of East Freetown, MA.
Roger, an outdoorsman, loved Maine, his boat, his dogs, his country and his wife and family.
He is survived by his wife, Bobbie Lee, of New Portland; his parents: Roger and Lea Woodis, Sr.; his sister, Christy and her husband, Andy Adamides and his niece and nephew, Katie and Andrew Adamides, and paternal grandmother, Gertrude Woodis, all of New Bedford, MA.; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Robert and Vickie Dickson of East Freetown, MA.; and many more extended family and friends who will forever feel the pain in their hearts that his tragic passing has left.
Family and friends are invited to call at the Wiles Remembrance Center, 137 Farmington Falls Rd., (Rtes. 2 & 27), Farmington, Thursday July 10, from 11 AM until the time of the services at 1 PM. Military honors will be provided by Camp Keyes. Following services, a family reception will be held at the Center. All are welcome. Please come to the services comfortably and casually, “just as you are.” Thos who desire may give gifts in his memory to his family c/o Wiles Funeral Home, 137 Farmington Falls Rd., Farmington, Me. 04938. On-line condolences may be sent via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Following services, cremation will take place at Gracelawn Memorial Park, Auburn, and family committal services will be held at a future date at the Chase Cemetery, East Freetown, MA.