Larry Wood

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Larry Wood
AIKEN, SC - A celebration of life service for Mr. Larry Wood, age 69 will be held 3:00 pm Thursday April 20, 2017 at Bethel Baptist Church with Rev. Brancie Stephens officiating. Interment will follow in Graniteville Cemetery. Mr. Wood was a the beloved husband of 48 years to Mrs. Joyce Wood Wood of Aiken and a son of the late Mr. Homer Wood and the late Mrs. Mary Gunter Wood. Larry entered into eternal rest peacefully Monday evening April 17, 2017 at University Hospital surrounded by his family. Larry had retired in 2006 from Michelin Tire Corporation, Lexington, SC with 25 years of service as an operator. He was also employed with the Graniteville Company Swint Division with 15 years of service. Larry was a 1966 graduate of Leavelle McCampbell High School, Graniteville and was a member of Bethel Baptist Church where he was an active Deacon, a choir member, the vacation bible school director, and a member of the Co-ed Sunday School Class. Larry had already prepared for the annual Bar-B-Q for the 4th of July with family and friends to where once you were invited you were always expected to come back. Larry loved everybody. He enjoyed fishing, eating crab legs, singing and supporting his children and grandchildren, and even cracking jokes. He always had a positive perspective. Additional survivors include one son, Chris Wood, Aiken; one daughter Lynette Sanchez, Aiken; one brother, Randy Wood, Aiken; two sisters, Gloria Taylor, Warrenville, Marguerite Jones, Aiken; two grandchildren, Travis and Arrie Sanchez, Aiken. Larry was predeceased by two brothers, A.B. Wood and Rev. Leo Wood, two sisters, Annette Wood and Judy Kinkle. Pallbearers will be Melvin Lowe, Little John Wood, Tyler Stewart, John Henry Wood, Grayson Wood, Steven Lowe, and Gary Grice. The family would like to give thanks to Dr. Ray Johnson, Dr. D. Patel, Dr. Jerry Lambert, and the Staff at University Hospital Heart and Vascular Tower and the 6th floor ICU Staff for all of their care and compassion they gave Larry during his illness. Memorial are suggested to be made to Bethel Baptist Church P.O. Box 2168, Aiken, SC 29802. A visitation with the family will take place 6-8 pm Wednesday April 19, 2017 at Bethel Baptist Church. COLE FUNERAL HOME 1544 UNIVERSITY PARKWAY (118 BY PASS) AIKEN, SC, 29801. 803-648-7175. Please sign the online registry or order flowers at:
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Published in The Aiken Standard and North Augusta Star on Apr. 19, 2017