1932 - 2015 Patrick Henry Wood, Jr. 83, passed away March 1st at St. Joseph Hospital in Bryan Texas. He was born January 13, 1932 in Port Arthur, Texas to Bessie and Pat Wood Sr. Pat loved his family, sailing on Lake Sabine and Texas A&M. Being in a retail business, he always put his customers first and enjoyed his daily interaction with his employees, many of whom worked at Pat Wood Drug Stores for many decades. Pat graduated Thomas Jefferson High School in 1950, and graduated from Texas A&M, class of 1954 with a bachelor's degree in Business Administration. While at A&M he was president of the senior class, Commanding Officer of his Corps of Cadets Company, a Ross Volunteer and Singing Cadet. After college he served 3 years in the US Air Force. He then returned to Port Arthur to work with his father in the family business, Pat Wood Drug Stores, founded by his grandmother in 1926. He married Lysabeth Ann Sissy Hogan in 1958. They are the parents of Lysabeth Ellen and Patrick Henry Wood III. He was elected Port of Port Arthur Commissioner from 1990-2006, also serving as President of the Board two of those years. He was a Past President of North Port Arthur Rotary, the Bachelor Club, and the Groves Chamber of Commerce and was on the Board of the Port Arthur Chamber of Commerce. In 2005 he sold the Pat Wood Drug Stores to Jeff Pham, who worked with him for over a decade. In 2006 he and Sissy moved to Bryan Texas. He is survived by his wife, Sissy Wood, his daughter, Ellen Wood of Dallas, his son Pat Wood III and his wife Kathleen and their four children, Patrick IV, John Thomas, Charles and William Wood, all of Houston and his sister, Sue Evelyn Broussard of Port Arthur. The family will receive visitors beginning at 6pm Wednesday at Levingston Funeral Home, 5601 39th Street in Groves. A vigil service will be held at 7pm. A funeral mass will be held at St. James Catholic Church, 3617 Gulfway Drive in Port Arthur at 10am on Thursday with burial afterward at Greenlawn Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Dr. Ronald Amuny, Dr. Arnold Manske, Virgil Marsh, Jeff Pham, Carroll Phillips, Patrick Wood, John Thomas Wood, Charles Wood, William Wood and Leonard Chub Eddy. Honorary pallbearers are Gene Broussard and Patrick Broussard. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent to St. Mary's Capital Campaign Fruit That Will Last, St. Mary's Catholic Church, 603 Church Avenue, College Station, TX 77840.
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Levingston Funeral Home
5601 39Th St
Groves, TX 77619
Published in The Beaumont Enterprise from Mar. 4 to Mar. 5, 2015