Charles Woodford Rixey
Rear Admiral, United States Navy
Admiral Charles Woodford Rixey, SC, United States Navy (Retired), affectionately
known as "Woody" his entire life, passed away on May 18, 2008.
He attended Plattsburg High School in Plattsburg,
Missouri and William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri. He received his
He first entered the Navy in April 1944 and served as a radioman in the Western Pacific during World War II. He was recalled to active duty in 1950 as a radioman at the outbreak of the Korean War. In 1951, he received a direct commission as Ensign.
In 1967, as a Commander, he served as Director
of the Supply Depot at DaNang, Vietnam. This depot was the major supplier
In September 1976, he was promoted to the rank
of Rear Admiral. He then became Vice Commander of the Naval Supply Systems
In May 1978, Rear Admiral Rixey retired from
the Navy and joined American Management Systems (AMS) as vice president
and director for
Woody Rixey is survived by his wife, Mary Joe Douglass of Lathrop, Missouri, children Ms. Susan Rixey, Dr. Sallie Rixey, Captain Joseph W. Rixey, United States Navy, and 8 grandchildren.
Services will be held at Arlington Cemetery on July 22 at 3:00 PM.
Posted: 18 July 2008