ANSONIA -Ralph E. "Woody" Wood, 82, of Ansonia, Ohio, passed away on Sept. 27, 2013, at 1:35 p.m. at State of The Heart Hospice Care Center, Greenville, Ohio.
He was born Oct. 15, 1930, in Greenville, Ohio, the son of the late Raymond Leroy and Roseanna (Smith) Wood Sr. He was a millwright at Armco Steel.
He was a member of the Piqua Eagles; Moody Round Table Member; he loved wood working making all sort of crafts; he mowed cemeteries for Brown Township for 14 years.
He is preceded in death by his parents; first wife: Alice J. (Swabb) Wood; daughter: Mabel E. (Wood) Cruse; great-grandson: Max Wood; brothers: Raymond L. Wood Jr., Glen Wood, Ira Wood; sisters: Sarah Wombold, Mabel Ritchey, Dorothy Lammott, Laura Randall
He is survived by his wife: Linda (Riffle) Wood of Ansonia; children and spouse: Rosemary Wood of Piqua, Joyce and Tim Lacy of Bradford, Ralph "Beener" Wood of Bradford; stepdaughters and sons-in-law: Soni Smith and Donny Claywell of Union City, Lori and Troy Riegle of Springboro, and Leslie and Roger Fourman of Arcanum; son-in-law: John Cruse of Bradford; grandchildren: Jason and Mandi Wood, Camisha and Keith Lear, Luke Cruse, Amber Lacy, Walter Whisman, Staci Schmidt, Tyler, Courtney, and Austin Riegle, Kelly and Kyle Fourman, Collin Claywell; great-grandchildren: Jase Wood, Sophia Lacy, Bryce, Bryant, and Bryton Lear; numerous nieces and nephews.
Services will be held on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio, with Pastor Dan Scalf and Rev. Fr. Frank Amberger officiating. Burial will follow in Miami Memorial Park, Covington, Ohio.
Family will receive friends from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Ansonia Rescue or State of the Heart Hospice.Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com