OBITUARY: John ‘Buck’ Robert Woodroof


John “Buck” Robert Woodroof passed away on September 6, 2023 at the age of 72 in his hometown of Lebanon, Tennessee.

Buck was born in Nashville, TN to Catherine Pugh Woodroof and John Julius Woodroof.

Buck enjoyed playing softball in the Glade during his youth. He was a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University. He married the love of his life, his companion and rock, Deborah Combow and together they raised two children, created a loving family, and ran a successful farm and business.

Buck enjoyed hunting quail and dove and raising and showing cattle. Buck served as a County Commissioner and was involved at the Wilson County Ag Center for many years. He enjoyed traveling with friends and attending sporting events but mostly he cherished spending time with his grandchildren. Buck was the owner of Mid Tenn Technologies.

John is survived by his wife of 47 glorious years, Debbie Woodroof; children: Stephanie (Robert) Tuggle and Levi (Amber) Woodroof; grandchildren: Wade Harman, Sophie Harman, Sophia Tuggle, Wyatt Woodroof and Nash Woodroof; sister, Kathy (Gary) Brown; niece, Ashley (So) Sengsayadeth; nephew, Austin Brown; and great nephew, Houston Sengsayadeth.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Catherine and John Woodroof.

The family would like to thank Dr. V Seenu Reddy of Centennial Medical Center, Dr. Patrick Vargo of the Cleveland Clinic and the entire staff of nurses at Centennial Medical Center and the Cleveland Clinic for their expert and loving care that they provided to Buck and his family.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, September 11, 2023, at the Farm Bureau Expo Center (945 E. Baddour Pkwy) in Lebanon, Tennessee. John’s family will receive family and friends at the Expo Center on Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the service begins. Interment will be at Mapleview Cemetery, Smyrna, TN and will take place following the funeral service. Pallbearers: Seth Major, Josh Major, David Stephens, Gary South, Val Shields, Rick Hunter, Tony Vantrease, and Phillip Kinslow.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in John’s honor to Tunnel to Towers Foundation (

Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon, TN, 615.444.9393.


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