Woodson (Woody) Anthony Huggins

  • Born: September 22, 1935
  • Died: July 19, 2020
  • Location: San Antonio, Texas

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2102 North Loop 1604 East
San Antonio, TX 78232

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Tribute & Message From The Family

Woodson (Woody) Anthony Huggins, age 84, passed away on Sunday, July 19, 2020 in San Antonio, Texas. Woody was born on September 22, 1935 in Corpus Christi, Texas to Woodson and Louise Huggins. He answered to many names, but his favorites were "Papa Woody" and "Daddy Rabbit", his CB handle. He played football, was a Pilgrim Reporter and a Sodality member at Corpus Christi College Academy from 1949-1953. He then attended St. Mary's University, Order of the Barons member and participant in the ROTC program, graduating in 1958 with a degree in Business Administration. While at St. Mary's, Woody met the love of his life, Annette (Netsie) Lapeyre Huggins. Together they shared sixty-two amazing years of marriage were blessed with 5 children, and the greatest joy in his life;14 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. They will always remember Papa making them laugh while swiping their food, putting ice down their pants, and for his pet deer, Gertrude.

Through the years Woody made many dear friends, to know him was to love him. From selling catholic church supplies, clay pipe, office furniture, commercial steel, computer software, to premium financing; his career was filled with networking and making deals happen. Woody knew what it meant to honor a handshake and do what was right. One of his true passions was as a football referee for the Southwest Football Officials Association. Woody was blessed to be part of the Sacred Heart Family Guild for over 60 years, a group that serves and has created lifelong memories. Along with serving as a member of the Knights of Columbus, St. Mark's Youth Retreat Chef (also known as the guy who let the armadillo loose during mass),and the ACTS Retreat Jail Ministry. Woody knew what it meant to serve others. The most beautiful example was to his wife Netsie, who he visited daily to pray the Rosary, giving her great comfort. Woody had a real gift of making everyone feel at ease. He lived a life to be celebrated and cherished.

Woody will be forever remembered by his wife, Annette Lapeyre Huggins; sons, Emile (Laura), Thomas (Karen), Chris (Susan), Harold (Melissa) Huggins; daughter, Alice (Rick Linahan); grandchildren, Krista Sprague, Luke and Jake Huggins; Natalie (Logan Brown) and Marshall Huggins; Zachary and Sarah Huggins; Emily (Brett Soderdahl), Eric, Elise and Emile Huggins; Danny-David, Annette and Cody Linahan; great grandchildren, Kingston and Kayman Sprague; sisters, Marilyn (Red O'Laughlin),Rosie (Gary Moeller); brothers Simon and Robert (Linda) Huggins.

Woody was preceded in death by his parents, Woodson Sr. and Louise Huggins; son, Woodson A. Huggins Jr; brothers, Bill and Jerry Huggins.

A Rosary followed by a funeral mass will be held at 10am on Wednesday Jul 29, 2020, St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church; 1602 Thousand Oaks Dr, San Antonio, TX 78232

In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church. In the comment section please annotate that it is in the name of Woody Huggins. https://www.stmarkevangelist.com/donate


Condolence & Memory Journal

Prayers to the Huggins family as you live out your dad's legacy! God bless you all❤

Posted by Stacey Carter - San Antonio, TX - Friend   August 05, 2020

Woody was a great man,father and person. So sorry for your lost! I have so many memories of him and his boys. Please know that your in our prayers and thoughts during this time.

Posted by Coach Don Loyd - Teacher   July 30, 2020

Thinking about you all today as you celebrate your Dad! So many memories growing up. He had such a warm heart and will truly be missed. You all are such an amazing reflection of his legacy. Sending big hugs to you all and know you are in my prayers and thoughts today!

Posted by Debbie (Taylor) Delk - Coppell, TX - Friend   July 29, 2020

Woody always made you feel when he greeted you that you were one person he was waiting to see. He and Netsie were always so gracious with their time and concern for others. My blessing to all of the family in the loss of one of the "great ones"

Posted by Pat Peak - Friend   July 29, 2020


Woody & my late husband joined SFOA at same time. For the first year they were on the same officiating team and became good friends. The time we spent with Netsie & Woody was always fun & joyful. Woody was a fine man. Later on in time we enjoyed watching his sons play football at Churchill High school where Larry’s brother coached and his daughter Alice became friends with our daughter Betsey. My prayers and love to his family.
Jo Ann

Posted by Jo Ann Hansen - San Antonio - friend   July 28, 2020

Woody, you have been a friend to everyone who walked into your life. I'm honored to have been one of your special "Outlaws!" May your dear family be consoled by countless warm memories of you.

Posted by dianne carlin - Corvallis, OR - Friend   July 28, 2020

Woody always left you in a better place than you were before encountering him. I will miss him terribly, but his spirit will endure in the amazing family that survives him. I love you all.

Posted by John Lorenzo - San Antonio, TX - Friend   July 28, 2020

Woody was a fine friend to my father and quite a gentleman! All our love and prayers.

Posted by The Hansen's / Baker's - San Antonio, TX - Friend   July 28, 2020

Woody will be missed by everyone who was blessed to cross paths with him. I don't think he ever met a stranger and no matter what was going on in his world, he always shared a smile and a pleasant greeting. When I'd see Woody around St Marks he was usually had family nearby. He was a true family man and his family loved him. His family is as easy to love as he was. May he rest in peaceful joy at long last in the arms of Christ.
I regret that I won't make it to his final service.

Posted by Gerald Gaenslen - San Antonio, TX - Friend   July 28, 2020

Woody's legacy is the great family that he and Netsie raised. Woody always made you feel welcome and comfortable. I'll miss seeing him at 3 AM for the KOC BBQ. Will also miss being greeted as Easy Money! Let's shed a tear of joy that Woody was a part of our lives.

Posted by Zack Aoki - Friend   July 27, 2020


We will always treasure our memories of Woody - from his fried green potatoes, to the armadillo at a retreat mass to his welcoming, joking manner and presence at Mass - both with and later without precious Netsie. Our thoughts and prayers are forever with you.

Posted by Kimberly Harrison - San Antonio, TX - Family Friend   July 26, 2020

Netsie, I am so sorry to hear about Woody. Gosh, all the memories. May his soul rest in peace.

Posted by John J Kuntz III - San Antonio, TX - Friend   July 26, 2020

Woody always had a smile on his face. He treated everyone with respect and The love of Christ.

Posted by Martha Hitzfelder-Blackwell - San Antonio, TX - Coworker   July 26, 2020


May Woody rest in peace with Jesus. Our sympathy to his whole family.

Posted by Robert and Ginger MOELLER - SAN ANTONIO, TX - Friend   July 24, 2020

On behalf of St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church, we express our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Woody during this difficult time. It is our prayer that he will rest in peace and experience the eternal glory of God's Kingdom.

Posted by Deacon Larry Brisiel, St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church - San Antonio, TX   July 24, 2020

Dear Chris, Harold, and Alice,

I'm feeling for you today and your loss of a really special father; please fill your grief with some of the numerous memories Woody provided you. God bless you and peace be with y'all.

Posted by Phillip Brown - Barksdale, TX - Friend   July 23, 2020

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On behalf of St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church, we express our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Woody during this difficult time. It is our prayer that he will rest in peace and experience the eternal glory of God's Kingdom.