More about Woody here.

On the Road: Giving thanks to the community angel

January 27, 2012 4:45 PM

As part of the continuing series “On the Road,” Steve Hartman tells the story of Woody Davis and the community in Corbett, Ore., who are paying Woody back for over 50 years of good deeds.
Read Story: A lifetime of favors repaid in man’s final months

Read more here.

Some of the comments as of February 1, 2012

From the Corbett Oregon Facebook page:

Leslie Starkey
Hello, I just saw the story of Woody on the CBS Nighty News and I was truly touched by his story and what his friends are doing to remember him. It’s nice to see that there are still a lot of shining lights like Woody and the people of Corbett Oregon in our world. You will be remembered!
January 27 at 5:08pm

Cher Thoming
beautiful tribute
Sunday at 8:50am

Ingrid Fuentes
Thanks for sharing this story.
Sunday at 8:53am

Jerry Wilson
What an Inspiring man, all the best to him and his family.
Sunday at 9:48am

Lori Hansen
Not many people inspire you to scream your adoration of them in public,  but Woody did! As you all know, he’d  drive his tractor in every 4th of July Corbett parade, so I always made my “We love you Woody” sign to wave at him as he rode by. LOVES and eternal gratitude, Woody, to you and your family ♥
Sunday at 11:40am

Linda Haley
I have had the pleasure of meeting and visiting with woody at the corbett market, what a wonderful man!!! i miss seeing him.
Sunday at 2:06pm

Mike Rhodes
Go Woody and my Corbett family!!  Thank you CBS letting the world know!
Monday at 7:04am

Divina Wild
Aww sis why u got Make me cry more…love Corbett and woody is a great guy. That is sad about him.  That God for the Good People in Corbett.   I am going to miss it there.  :”””’-(
Monday at 7:35am

Christine Johnson
Woody is an institution in Corbett, I wish more people were like him.

Unidentified:
brilliant story, best wishes to Woody!
January 27 at 3:59pm

Ron Schneider
what a wonderful story and an inspiration to all. GOD bless Woody
January 27 at 4:00pm

Kristin Terneus
What an amazing community!!!
January 27 at 4:03pm

Patrick Tilley
I just saw the story of Woody Davis on the CBS evening news. Very, Very Insperational. One heck of a good man. I wish him the best in the time he has left and I know he will never be forgotten. Incredible man.
January 27 at 4:05pm

Dave Tierney
God Bless Woody Davis and the people of Corbett
January 27 at 4:06pm

Tony Thiebaut-Teebo
Every once in awhile, an Old-Soul emerges. Being honest, generous & real should be the rule, not the exception. Bless you Woody.
January 27 at 4:13pm

Lynn Tierney
To know a man like you would be a honor.  Your a real American Hero. God Bless You.
January 27 at 4:22pm

Diana Miller-Irwin
What a touching story; I wish that I could shake your hand and give you a hug.  You are a blessing and an inspiration.
January 27 at 4:36pm

Leslie Starkey
Hello, I just saw the story of Woody on the CBS Nighty News and I was truly touched by his story and what his friends are doing to remember him. It’s nice to see that there are still a lot of shining lights like Woody and the people of Corbett Oregon in our world. You will be remembered!
January 27 at 5:18pm

LuAnn Horne Dewey
I would like to send something to Woody, is there a PO box set up for such things?  Please let me know.
January 27 at 5:29pm

Pennie Hernandez
Woody you are AWESOME. We are all Touched & Blessed by your story & the story of your town. God Bless You All  🙂
January 27 at 6:03pm

Annette Pocan Hanson
Thank you woody my friend of 27 years. You are a wonderful spirit . So glad your story has been given to the world.
January 27 at 6:40pm

Bob Ernst
Woody, I have a very good friend that was diagnosed with ALS, and was acutally found out to have Lyme Disease.  Please, please go to ilads.org and check it out.  Praying for you
January 27 at 7:11pm

Cindy Templin
I just saw your story on the news Woody and I was so touched that I couldn’t stop crying.  You are the kind and caring person that God asks all of us to be.  I wish I could do something to help you the way you have helped so many others.  If there is anything I can do, please let me know.  I will be praying for you Woody.  And if I don’t get the opportunity to meet you here on earth, I will be honored to meet you, one day, when we are in God’s kingdom!
January 27 at 8:04pm

Comments from the CBS Comments feed:

by Special77 January 31, 2012 10:01 PM EST
When it comes to a Man like Woody Davis, another Earth and another Heaven will have to come and go before a more beautiful Human being like him, will ever exist again. All the people of Corbett, Oregon will miss him like the air we breathe. We Love Him ! Now Always and Forever . . . X O X O

by fantabulous777 January 31, 2012 6:03 PM EST  It is a wonderful story in which a person is showered with affection and services while they are still alive. There are many like him however they never know the appreciation until they are dying or dead and are eulogized at funerals.We should all do our part in making sure people like this get their aknowledgement while they are alive. God bless him and others like him!

by Mainegirl59 January 28, 2012 11:47 PM EST  This story made me cry. The song Beautiful People by Tim McGraw could have been written about this man. God Bless Him.

by TheCorbettConnector January 28, 2012 7:30 PM EST  If you are interested in reading/knowing more about Woody and his son, Clint, please go to www.CorbettConnector.com and read their detailed interviews. Woody has been one of the most cherished members of our small and unique community. When I sell homes to people moving into Corbett, I always say- “You are not just buying a home, you are buying into a community that is like NO other.” Corbett’s only problem? Not ENOUGH homes for those that are wanting to move in- very few ever want to leave!! Woody is the PERFECT “example” of what Corbett is really all about. If you want to hear the unique story of Woody’s coffin, check out the interview of Tony Jacobs, Woody’s brother-in-law. ENJOY!!

by Kahele-Koenig January 28, 2012 2:11 PM EST  Saw this story last night and touched my heart. A common man with an uncommon story. Interesting how the reporter could find this kind of salt of the earth story. We need more stories like this, stories of people who understand what it means to tirelessly give of themselves, and make that their life’s mission. Woody Guthrie would have had a friend like Woody Davis. God, bless this man and bring him peace and rest, as you call him home.     Reply to this comment

by aljabro January 28, 2012 1:56 PM EST  This story is so touching! We love Steve’s stories and try not to miss them each week, but this one was unforgettable. My daughter and me didn’t get tears in our eyes – we full out cried. What a great man and great community. The casket put us over the top, but him being able to see all the love around him before he passes was wonderful. Steve Hartman thank you for the story – keep em coming!

by CLewisMpls January 28, 2012 10:07 AM EST  Thank you so much for sharing this story. I cannot stop thinking about it, and I want everyone to know about it. What an amazing man. My heart goes out to Woody, his family and the community. I want to give Woody the biggest hug and thank him for letting us see his story. He is truly an angel and a gift.

by Dgunner January 28, 2012 9:55 AM EST  This article causes reflection. I often wonder if some of the children I carried to the rear in combat zones even remember the JOE who carried them . The good of it all is they were saved and and the bad alot died. That is war.I would have been honored to be this mans’ friend and know someone like him . People say I give away too much . I say I don’t have enough but people who fall through the cracks of society first are deepest in the hole I try in my older age to reach deep into those cracks and be damned if the US government doesn’t have red tape for those attempts.We can all want to be like Woody Davis and some would just like to meet someone like Woody.Don’t stop on either that person just might be right next door.

by Grandmotherx January 28, 2012 7:41 AM EST  Why is it that we only see what’s really important when life is ending? While we’re well and going strong, we think we need to amass fame and fortune; but when death is near we then realize that the good we’ve done is all that will be remembered and treasured. And, alas, so it will ever be.. . . .

by venusvegasvada January 28, 2012 5:59 AM EST  What a wonderful man and story.

This reminded me of end of the movie “Band of Brothers” where they mentioned how the soldiers had lived their lives after the war.

It said George Luz had returned to Providence, Rhode Island and became a handyman and raised a family. It said that when he passed away, 1,600 people attended his funeral.

We should all be so giving and so lucky.

by kansas1946 January 27, 2012 11:27 PM EST  What a wonderful story. With all of the contentiousness and hatefulness coming out of Washington, it is a blessing to hear a story about a real American. One that understands that kindness is worth more that all the gold in the world. I hope there is a heaven, just so there is a place for people like this.

by askagain January 27, 2012 11:15 PM EST  Many of us could learn a lot from a man like Woody Davis. Think how much better the world would be if more of us emulated a person such as him. This is a heart warming story.

by Bradens4aCure January 27, 2012 10:36 PM EST  ALS is a insidious disease ~ most people don’t even know what it is, how it attacks a person’s body, that there is no known cause, no effective treatment, no cure ~ a death sentence for most within 2-5 years of symptom onset. Its devastating for the person with ALS and everyone around them. Thank you CBS for covering this story.

God bless you and your family, Woody Davis.

by bradbad January 27, 2012 10:17 PM EST  CBS rules! On the Road with Steve Hartman is by far the Best human interest reporting of all networks! You have constantly found the most interesting and heart felt stories of people and their selfless contributions to humanity! Other networks use similar stories;attaching a disclaimer of numbers of donations because of “Their” reporting! CBS is genuinely modest and Not self promoting and lets the stories of glorious human sacrifice and appreciation speak for themselves! Thank-You CBS !

by Gringatriste46 January 27, 2012 10:01 PM EST  Wow, you are a great man and we need more people just like you in this world. Thank You So Much for being such a great person. God Bless You. Thanks Julie for telling me about your Uncle Woody. He ‘s a great man and I’m glad i got to see his story. I like to see stories of people who do good and we definately need to hear more stories like your Uncle Woody’s on the news.

by TinkerandDoll January 27, 2012 8:41 PM EST  You are a delight to all of us dear man and thank you CBS for sharing Woody’s spirit with us all

by ToolMangler1 January 27, 2012 8:35 PM EST  I had a neighbor Named Banks Smith that was exactly like Woody Davis. I was proud to call him a friend and having lived across the street from him since 1970 I learned that he was the shining example of what Jesus wanted us to be like. I am glad to hear about Woody Davis because of his and Banks lifestyle. Give GOD praise for people like these two..

by you_MAY_be_right January 27, 2012 8:06 PM EST  WOW!

From the Corbett Oregon web site:

New message from  Christian Lewis:
Message: I was completely moved by the story of Woody Davis.
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-18563_162-57367800/a-lifetime-of-favors-repaid-in-mans-final-months/

—— End of Forwarded Message

New message from  Dennis J. Robinson:
Message: Just saw the news article about yoiur \”town angel\”.  It is a wonderful show of community that you folks have taken it upoin yourselves to show your appreciation for all he has done for your neighbors thru the years.  Way ta go guys!!!!

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