David Everett Wood (1934 - 2011)

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David Everett Wood
WINTRHOP - David Everett Wood was born April 7, 1934, at Vinton, the son of Mervin and Lucille Harris Wood. His family lived in the Rowley area during his younger years and he graduated from Rowley High School.
During the Korean Conflict, David served in the Armed Forces from 1954 until his honorable discharge from the Army in 1956. David was united in marriage to Marjorie Fernald Wood on May 22, 1955, at the Congregational Church in Winthrop. To this union were born three children: Paula, Mickey and Kelly. The family lived in the Walker area until moving to Winthrop in the early 1960s.
Being active in the community, David was a 50 year member of the combined Masonic Lodges of Winthrop and Independence; a Winthrop Fire Department volunteer for over 36 years; a long time member of the Winthrop American Legion; and for over 50 years, he drove a school bus for the East Buchanan Schools.
For many years, he spent numerous hours at his small engine repair shop called "Woody's," where he enjoyed visiting with others. He liked to work with his hands making many woodworking projects. His most favorite thing was being with children of all ages, especially his precious grandchildren.
David E. Wood entered into his eternal rest on Easter Sunday, April 24, at the Buchanan County Long Term Care Facility in Independence at the age of 77 years.
Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife, Marjorie; three sisters: Marian Miller, Barb Cobb, and Viola Wilson; and three brothers: George and two infant brothers. Survivors include his three children: Paula (Ron) Coleman of Summitt, N.J.; Mickey (Bonnie) Wood of Ettrick, Wis.; and Kelly (Bill) Birchard of Masonville; three grandchildren; two step grandchildren; two sisters: Leona Clester and Betty Stone; three brothers: Fred Wood, Max Wood, and Robert Wood; and other relatives and friends.
A Masonic Funeral Service was held Tuesday, April 26, with military graveside services to be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, at Fremont Township Cemetery, followed by an ice cream social at Fellowship Hall in Winthrop. The Fawcett Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Winthrop is in charge of arrangements.
Published in Independence Bulletin-Journal from Apr. 28 to May 28, 2011
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