On August 22, 2022, John Stanton Woods, a loving and devoted husband, brother, son, uncle, and friend to many, sadly but peacefully passed away at the age of 66 after a long, courageous battle with cancer. His wife, Bunny, and sister-in-law, Sue, were with him when he climbed that final mountain into heaven. Although heartbroken, we take comfort in knowing that Stan is at peace and has regained his health in his new heavenly home. Grief is the high price we pay for great love.
Stan was born on December 15, 1955, in Shreveport, Louisiana. He graduated from Captain Shreve High School in 1974 and then went on to receive two degrees from his beloved LSU; one in General Studies in 1979 and the other in Environmental Science in 1991. He was a member of SAE fraternity, through which he made lifelong friendships. Stan eventually became a proud member of LSU Alumni Association and Tiger Athletic Foundation.
On August 10, 1992, Stan married the love of his life, Karen (Bunny) Campbell in Seattle, Washington. They moved to Shreveport where he eventually became co-owner of Milbar Hydrotest, Inc. for almost 25 years before retiring in Baton Rouge.
Despite all his achievements and accolades, Stan remained humble, quiet, kind, and generous to a fault. He worked with St. Vincent De Paul in Shreveport and gave abundantly to charitable organizations and to those in need without a moment’s hesitation. After generously donating to LSU, he received his cherished purple jacket and even had his name permanently displayed in the new LSU Baseball Facility.
He was an avid LSU baseball and football fan; he absolutely adored the purple and gold. Stan also loved rock and roll and heavy metal music, took piano and guitar lessons, wrote music and poetry, and collected guitars.
Stan was also a world traveler and loved visiting places like Australia, New Zealand, all of Europe, India, Vietnam, Canada, Hawaii, and Alaska- just to name a few. But his favorite and most treasured accomplishment was climbing past the base camp of Mount Everest in Nepal, which took much trekking, climbing, and camping in freezing temperatures. Bunny only traveled with him to the more luxurious places.
Stan is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Bunny, his most loved sister, Sarah Stritch (Eddie), stepsisters, Jenny Micheletti (Mark) and Julie Robichaux (David) and stepbrother, John Hughes. He is also survived by Bunny’s brother, Brent Campbell (Suzanne), his mother-in-law, Mary Jo Campbell Arnold, father-in-law, Lester Arnold, and stepmother, Sally Hughes Woods and numerous nieces and nephews.
Stan was preceded in death and welcomed into Heaven by his parents, Sally and Walter Woods, his father-in-law, James W. Campbell, Bunny’s best friend, Kenlie Jackson, and his much-loved Schipperke pup, Teddie.
Stan’s celebration of Life Memorial Service and Reception will take place on Saturday, November 12, 2022, at Resthaven Gardens of Memory and Funeral Home at 11817 Jefferson Hwy. in Baton Rouge. Visitation will take place at 10:00AM until services begin at 11:00AM. A reception in Stan’s honor will immediately follow in Resthaven’s reception room.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Bella Bowman Foundation, LSU Alumni Association or LSU Tiger Athletic Foundation.
The family of Stan Woods wishes to extend our sincere thanks and love to Dr. Carter Davis, Dr. Eric Luk, and Nurse Michelle at Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans and to everyone at The Crossing at Clarity Hospice, with special love and thanks to Nurse Nerissa.