Richard Thomas Wood (1938 - 2014)

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Richard Thomas Wood, 76, resident of Bartlesville, OK passed away Saturday April 12, 2014 in his home surrounded by his family.
Richard was born March 24, 1938 in Cushing, OK to the late Z.E. and Lois (Christy) Wood. Richard attended elementary school in Bartlesville, OK; Brookline, MA; and junior high and high school in Phillips, TX. Richard was a proud Phillips Blackhawks Class of 1956 alumni. After graduation Richard attended the University of Wyoming in Cheyanne, WY. In 1958 Richard took some time off of school and entered the Marine Corps. He was stationed in Japan and in California. After Richard discharged from the Marine Corps in 1966 he moved to Kansas City, MO where he met Barbara Kenagy at Central United Methodist Church.
Richard married Barbara Anne Kenagy on April 15, 1967 at Central United Methodist Church in Kansas City, MO. Richard returned to the University of Wyoming graduating in 1969 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting.
Richard and Barbara lived in Wyoming, Idaho, and finally settled in Oklahoma in 1973 when they moved to Tulsa. They moved to Bartlesville in October of 1975 where they raised their three daughters. Richard ran his own accountancy practice until his retirement in 1994.
Richard was an active member in the church and a volunteer at Tuesday House until he was no longer physically able to volunteer.
Richard was preceded in death by his parents Z.E. Wood and Lois Christy Wood. He is survived by his wife Barbara of the home; his daughter Karen Wood and her husband Doug Malone of Bartlesville, OK and her daughters Nicole Soliday of Noble, OK and Michelle Smith of Woodward, OK; his daughter Anne Overton, her husband Les and their daughters Krystal and Erin of Nash, OK; his daughter Margaret Morris, her husband Michael and Michael's daughter Alexis of Bartlesville; his sister Marlene Wood of Bartlesville; and his brother John Wood and his wife Elizabeth of Welling, OK.
A memorial service has been scheduled for Saturday April 26, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Bartlesville, OK.
In lieu of flowers the family is asking for donations to Rivercross Hospice Attn. Donations 9820 E. 41st Street, Suite 400 Tulsa, OK 74146 or to the Tulsa Chapter 2448 E. 81st Street, Suite 3000 Tulsa, Oklahoma 74137 in honor of Barbara Wood.
Published in Examiner-Enterprise from Apr. 16 to May 16, 2014
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