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Billy R. Wood

Billy R. Wood, 83, claimed his heavenly home on Saturday, August 31, 2013, at his home in Port Arthur. Bill was born in Nacogdoches, on July 7, 1930. He moved with his family at an early age to Port Arthur where he attended school. Bill was a graduate of Warren Easton Senior High School in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was also a veteran of the United States Army, having served during the Korean War. Upon his return home, Bill met and married the love of his life, Marie Hebert, and they settled in Nederland. He was a sixty-five year member of the International Brotherhood Electrical Workers and National Electrical Contractors Association. Bill and Marie were owners of Wright Electric Company in Port Neches for many years. He was also a member of First Baptist Church, Nederland. Bill is preceded in death by his wife of fifty-seven years, Marie Hebert Wood; parents, Ruel Harry and Myrtle Lee Jackson Wood, sister, Dorothy Wood Scott; and brother, Jerry Wood. He leaves to reflect the love of Christ his sons, Charles Wood and his wife, Mary and Mike Wood and his wife, Lisa, all of Port Neches; and his daughter, Susan Wood Tomplait of Nederland. A special place in his heart belonged to his grandchildren, Stacy, John, Adam and Brent; and great- grandchildren, Darian and Zachary. A gathering of Mr. Wood's family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 3, 2013, at Broussard's, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. His funeral service will be 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, September 4, 2013, at Broussard's, with Bill's son, Chaplain Mike Wood officiating. Interment will follow at Oak Bluff Memorial Park, Port Neches. Serving as pallbearers will be John Wood, Brent Wood, Walter Wood, Adam Tomplait, Eddie Shotwell, and Joe Holland. Memorial contributions may be made to the . Complete and updated information may be found at broussards1889.com.


Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Sept. 3, 2013
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