Roland Dillard Woodard, 91 of Raleigh, died Tuesday evening, April 14, 2015.
A native of Johnston County, Roland was the son of the late Roberson Dillard and Fanny Stancil Woodard. Roland was preceded in death by his brother, Vernon and sister, Robelia.
He was a 1944 graduate of Glendale High School, and then moved to Raleigh to pursue a career as a commercial artist. He was an accomplished artist, owner of Woodard Sign Company, and a fantastic bluegrass musician. He was a devoted member and founder of North Raleigh Chapel.
Roland is survived by his wife of 70 years, Wilda Overman Woodard; son, Dr. Roger D. Woodard (Katherine) of Buffalo, NY; daughter, Lynne W. Hinnant (Carlton) of Angier; granddaughter, Holly H. Autry (Jeffrey) of Bunnlevel; grandson, Paul A. Woodard (Kaitlyn) of Orchard Park, NY; great – grandchildren, Savannah, Isabella, Vivian and Mallory Autry; sister, Virginia W. Wilder of Middlesex.
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Visitation service will be held, Friday, April 17 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Renaissance Funeral Home, 7615 Six Forks Rd., Raleigh. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, April 18, at North Raleigh Chapel 5421 Six Forks Rd., Raleigh. Burial will follow at Montlawn Memorial Park.
Flowers are welcome or memorials may be made to Camp Sea Gull, 218 Sea Gull Landing, Arapahoe, NC 28510.