August 5, 1877, on a farm near Lineville, Alabama.

July 3, 1958.

Rose Hill Park, Fort Worth, Texas.

Husband of Ada Elizabeth Bates, Woodie published his first song in 1898, and went on to write hundreds of pieces. He was pastor or visitor at many churches in Texas through the years, finally moving back to Fort Worth in 1935. His works include:

  1. I Want to Do Something for Jesus