Steve Kent Woods was born February 12, 1989 in Hardeman County, where he was the fourth son of six children born to Usley Lee Woods and Sally Murphy Woods. His father preceded him in death as well as his sister-in-law, Sharon Telightha Woods.
At an early age, Steve accepted Christ under the leadership of Rev. Harold Middlebrook at the Springfield Baptist Church. He graduated from Bolivar Central High School, afterward joining the armed services, Army branch for three years. Upon honorable discharge he returned home and was employed at Western Mental Health Institute for a couple of years. He later went to St. Louis, MO to live with his aunt, Gracie Woods Fowler. Upon his return to Bolivar he became sick and was immediately hospitalized in the Veterans Hospital in Memphis. He was later transferred to NHC in Somerville, where he remained for approximately 14 years. Steve was well cared for at NHC and enjoyed interacting with both staff and other residents at the facility.
Steve leaves to mourn his loss, a mother, Sally Woods; three brothers, David (Linda), Usley Jr. (Ann) and Danny; two sisters, Carol (Keith) and Kim. He also had eight nieces and nephews and seven great-nieces and nephews. He also had two aunts who greatly loved him, Gracie Fowler and Rosie Polk, and a host of cousins and friends.