Woodrow Thomas Whipple

Profile Updated: November 10, 2021
Woodrow Thomas Whipple
Residing In: Bonaire, GA USA
Spouse/Partner: Single
Personal Website: View Website
Occupation: Central Georgia Technical College- Vocation Instructor at Pulaski State Prison
Children/Grandchildren: One daughter: Lori Michelle Pate, born 1967
Two Grandsons: Austin Pate, born 1994
More… Avery Pate, born 2004
Residing in Columbus Georgia
Military Service: US Army 1st SFG, 11th SF, Airborne  
Woodrow Thomas Whipple


Yes! Attending Reunion
What did you do after leaving BHS?

Joined the Active US Army Reserves, 11th Special Forces, 1 SFG, 1965, Honorable Discharge 1971, Went to work for Department of Defense as a Visual Information Specialist, GS 11 at Fort Benning, GA. Retired in 1995. Was co-owner with my mother Anne Whipple and brother Larry Whipple of two Art Galleries in the mid 70’s named Le Galleria, Columbus, GA when went through a RIF from the government for a few years. Painted fine art during most of this time and exhibited my art work throughout the southeast winning numerous awards. Self employed in the Graphic Field under the company name of Visual Imagery Productions, Columbus, GA, then went to work cooking, a hobby that I enjoyed all my life since I was 13 years old and then many cooking jobs and then to become an assistant manager with Western Sizzler. Now working for the Central Georgia Technical College as a Vocational Instructor teaching a program, the Design and Media Production Specialist Program where I instruct female prisoners for reentry into society. I am also the Education Department Head at Pulaski state Prison. I also create digital art that can be seen on my web sites. I have also received many awards for art over the years and created two paintings for Georgia Bi-Centennial in the mid 70’s. I authored a cookbook called “the Wing Ding Party Book by Backyard Woody”. I still maintain my credentials as professional chef and active member of the Middle Georgia American Culinary Federation, Inc. I have been married and divorced three times 1) Evelyn Crowley, 2) Tina Huggins and 3) Cathy Shelly. I created and produced two spices, Georgia Devil Dust Seasoning and Backyard Woody's Chuckwagon Steak Seasoning for food.

Favorite School Stories:

I don't know if I should repeat them....

Dream Vacation?

Umm...... lets see, living on a 60 foot yacht and and traveling the open oceans with someone special.... Or living close to a beach with a great view of the ocean where it is warm all year....

Biggest Regret while at Baker?

Should have had less licks from Mr. Boyle's Paddle and hit the books harder..... and been more involved in school activities.....

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