001Edward “Charlie” Wayne Woodzell, 53, of Hot Springs, Virginia passed away Sunday, April 19, 2020 at his residence.

He was born July 11, 1966 in Bath County, Virginia, the son of the late Hugh “Buzz” Edward Ryder and Edna Arlene Woodzell.

Charlie was employed with Omni Homestead Resort where he worked in maintenance and security with over 20 years of service.

He was a member of the Hot Springs Rescue Squad, the Hot Springs Fire Department and the Bath/Highland Houndsman Association. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed bear hunting.

He is survived by a son, Justin Woodzell & wife Debra of Warm Springs, Virginia; two grandchildren, Jeffrey Hamilton & wife Hannah of Warm Springs, Crystal Hamilton of Hot Springs; great grand children, Jeffrey, Madison, Jennifer and Molly Hamilton and soon to be born sometime in June “Donnie” Hamilton; two brothers, Dennis Woodzell & Fiancé Lisa Pontorno of Maxwelton, West Virginia, Glenn “Shag” Walton of Union, West Virginia; and a Step-father, Imon Walton of Union, West Virginia.

A graveside service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Friday, April 24, 2020 at Jacob Cleek Cemetery with Mr. Mike Spurgeon officiating. Interment will be in Jacob Cleek Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hot Springs Fire & Rescue Association, P.O. Box N, Hot Springs, Virginia 24445.


  1. Wow.. Im like in shock here. Just talked to you as we do alpt and you were such a good guy to me and my daughter. Checked on her like she was your own. Thank you for the many memories . prayers for your family and all tbat is going through this difficult time knowing u have left alot of family and friends . . saddened and praying u are dancimg with the angels and with Jesus. Love ya charlie. Best friend to alot of ppl including me.. Sadly missed and never forgotten..

  2. Sorry for your loss Justin and Hannah my condolences to you and your families

  3. Justin and family, there is not enough words to express, to let you know that my heart goes out to you at this time. All the prayers of comfort goes out to you. Charlie will be so missed. May God wrap his arms around you and keep you in his loving care. Stay blessed. and strong. We are here for you. Shirley Cardwell and family.

  4. I will miss Charlie. He was a friend and joker who made me feel an accepted member of HSRS. Charlie was always available to drive the squad when response was low even when the call was difficult. Rest in peace knowing you did your part Charlie!

  5. Charlie was part of the Homestead family for over 20 years. He will be missed by many. We offer our deepest condolences to Justin & Debra and all the Family.
    “Although no words can take away the sorrow that you bare. May it be comforting to you to know that others care.” – Author unknown

  6. My prayers go out to Justin and his family. I will miss Charlie. He was the best cousin a girl could ask for. I will miss him.


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