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Saturday February 6th, 2021
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Saturday February 6th, 2021
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Dr. Mark Woods

Dr. Mark Allen Woods, age 47, passed away Friday, January 29, 2021. He was born August 21, 1973 in Virginia, MN (the same hospital as Chris Pratt), the son of Larry and Heneretta (Wells) Woods. He died peacefully with his family by his side in St. Louis, MO at Barnes Jewish Hospital from acquired HLH, caused by complications following leukemia treatments. Diagnosed with ALL, acute lymphoblastic leukemia, in Oct 2018 (insert your own Talladega joke here), Mark underwent multiple regimens of chemotherapy and ultimately a successful stem cell transplant (from his now "twin" brother Steve) in April 2019. Mark had months of good health but still faced the challenges that come with intense cancer treatments. We would like to thank Dr. Armin Ghobadi, Melissa Joy Edwards, N.P., Nurse Andrea, Dr. Holden and OHA staff, Dr. Detten, Lawrence Drug and numerous staff at CoxHealth for their expertise and outstanding care. Mark was valedictorian of Perryville HS Class of 1991 and went on to attend Lyon College where he met his wife, Krista Hope (Love) Woods, marrying March 26, 1994 and graduating in 1995. He attended medical school at UAMS in Little Rock, AR graduating in 1999 then continuing with a family practice residency in Fayetteville, AR. Dr. Woods moved with his family to Ozark, MO in 2004. Practicing medicine in a local community was his life's calling. He was committed to making lives better by caring and encouraging above and beyond. He loved his patients and dedicated staff. Even through the roughest of treatment, Dr. Woods was always thinking about his patients, concerned for their care. Mark loved to laugh with (or at) people, dance, socialize, tell jokes, try new foods and drinks, travel, make up words to songs and make every day a great day. He was so proud of his children and considered helping them to achieve adulthood (get out of house) his greatest success! Mark's strong faith directed him and it gives us strength to celebrate this life and his heavenly life. Please join us in celebrating by sharing photos, memories, artwork, jokes and "Dr. Woods' stories" with his family and friends by emailing rememberingdrwoods@gmail.com. Survivors include: his wife Krista Woods of Ozark; children, Kane, Emma, Madison and Greta of Ozark; his parents, Larry and Heneretta of Hollis, Arkansas; his mother in law, Debra Bennett of Springfield; his father in law, Rick Love and wife Judy of Sherwood, Arkansas; his brother, Steve Woods and wife Suzanne of Hollis, Arkansas; his favorite sister, Theresa Woods of Elk Creek, Missouri; his nephews, Lane Woods and wife Corbin Woods of Lowell, Arkansas; his niece, Whitney Woods of Hollis, Arkansas; his grandmother in law, Anita "Nanny" Norman of Sherwood, Arkansas; his sister in law, Jessica Swanson and husband Ben of Ft. Collins, Colorado; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Dr. Woods was preceded in death by his grandparents; George and Mabel Woods of Cook, Minnesota, Henry and Hilda Wells of Hollis, Arkansas, his uncle, Gary Don Wells of Hollis, Arkansas, a cousin, Brandon Bowser of Cook, Minnesota; and grandfather in law, Tom "Papaw" Norman of Sherwood, Arkansas. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Rainbow Network www.rainbownetwork.org. The Rainbow Network is a non-profit organization that works to provide innovative and sustainable solutions that enable rural Nicaraguans to break the cycle of extreme poverty. A visitation will be held from 3-5 P.M. Saturday, February 6, 2021 at Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Dr. Woods' family in attendance to greet guests during those hours. Friends may pay their respects to Dr. Woods anytime from 1-6 P.M. on Saturday, February 6, 2021 at Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. In addition to the visitation in Ozark, a memorial service will be held at a later date in Hollis, Arkansas.

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Guestbook

dr. woods was our family dr. he was a great man we want to thank you for being such a amazing man we couldn't ask for a better dr. and you will be missed. prayers to your family and may they be blessed everyday .

Tara marie Huddleston Aug 10 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Dr. Mark Woods

Tara marie Huddleston Aug 10 2021 12:00 AM

June 14, 2021 To Krista and family, I apologize for not writing to you sooner but I just couldn't do it. I didn't know he had left us until late March, and I am still trying to realize it. Mark was right up there with my family -- my parents and my husband. I don't try to understand why God took him so young. When everything goes our way it's easy to see purpose and divine love. But in our darkest times, the times when we run out of hope and there is nothing for us, that's when we need God. If we reach out in the blackness we will find the love and comfort we need. I loved him! He was a good man and a good doctor, and I would have trusted him to help me with anything. On a cloudy day he would come into the patient room like a ray of sunshine to brighten the day. In the summer he was like a cool breeze cooling the heat. He was everything you said in the obituary, and more! I was one of his first patients when he came to Ozark, and I hoped he would stay forever. I am 89 years old and have seen many doctors, but he was by far the best. You and your family have my deepest sympathy, and I will keep you all in my prayers always. -- Sue Brown

Sue Brown Jun 14 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Dr. Mark Woods

Sue Brown Jun 14 2021 12:00 AM

I was so very sorry to hear of Dr. Woods passing. I just heard about it today. In fact I dreamed about him last week, and knew I needed to call the clinic to see how he was doing. He had been my GP for more years than I can count. He was the most wonderful Dr. that I have EVER had. He was so accepting, funny, enthusiastic, loving, caring.....or my goodness there are not enough words to describe Dr. Woods. We were always joking with each other, especially as I got older and had the old age issues (I'm 74.) He always had helpful suggestions with aging issues. (I also teased him about taking a vacation, which he did finally) Even though we will really miss him, his loving endearing memories will always be with us. And I know the angles are definitely enjoying him. I imagine he has them in stitches constantly. Again I am so very sorry for your and our loss. May the wonderful memories we all shared of him, help us get through this time of our loss. Miss you Dr. Woods. Stay in touch!!!!. Diane Newman

Diane Newman Feb 26 2021 12:00 AM

Dr. Woods I considered a friend and my Dr. We would joke and laugh at each and every visit. I would complain and he would respond, then he would complain and I would respond! Lol. I personally will miss him and his charm and sense of humor. I was hoping his struggle was over. Sad seeing such a good man pass. I personally wont forget him. Thank you to his Family and Friends for sharing him. And above all, may God be with you all and Bless You. He was Loved by many!

Gary Davidson Feb 25 2021 12:00 AM

Having CPTSD makes it hard to meet new Dr's. Dr. Woods was a Bright Surprise to my world! He spoke of his daughter, how proud he was of her. He was so very personable and made me feel like I was part of his family. He spoke of his illness and smiled the same. He was a hero in that I deal with disabilities and his strength gave me a window to look into. I only wish I knew his wife, and family and could express the feelings, I am sure most if not all his patients felt. I have Never had a Dr. like him. Rest in Peace Dr. Woods! You were One in A Million

Vicky Edwards Feb 15 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Dr. Mark Woods

Vicky Edwards Feb 15 2021 12:00 AM

Dr. Mark had a way of making everyone feel special and was always ready to listen and empathize with whatever you were going through. I started seeing him when he first opened up the clinic in 2006. I remember him calling me personally before the actual opening to make sure I would give him and the clinic a chance and Im so glad that I did! He was a friend to all and I miss him so much! We spoke of his illness every time I came in and I knew he was growing weary, but still he smiled. I have suffered with lingering pain from chemo and he was so understanding and helpful in helping control my pain.... Ive never known anyone else like him, let alone have I ever had a doctor like him! He certainly let his light shine and shared his love of Jesus and his family. Such a beautiful soul who was loved by all who had the privilege to know him and he will be sorely missed. He was one of the good guys! RIP Doc

Adrianna Fosse Feb 15 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Dr. Mark Woods

Adrianna Fosse Feb 15 2021 12:00 AM

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