Mortimer McBroom Wood, 86, of Cumming, originally of Birmingham, Ala., went to his heavenly home Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013. He was fondly called Mackie by his family and friends. Mortimer grew up in Birmingham, Ala., and graduated from Phillips High School and Auburn University. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II before moving to the Atlanta area in the mid-'60s. He worked in sales and stayed active in his church. He was most recently a member of Cumming First United Methodist, where he served through the years with Meals on Wheels and various food banks. His greatest accomplishments were loving his family and taking care of his dear wife who is battling Alzheimer's. He had a green thumb, enjoyed gardening, feeding the birds, and watching Auburn football.
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He was preceded in death by his parents, Tillman and Kate Wood Sr.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Leoma Wheeler Wood of Cumming; daughter, Tina (Kevin) Newton of Hoover, Ala.; daughter, Cathy (David) Crouch of Cumming; grandchildren, Callie Brooke Newton, Cole Patrick Newton; grand-dogs, Bunker and Gator. Other family includes, sister-in-law, Gladiese Crumpler; nephews, Tillman (Patti) Fannin Wood III, Jeff (Donna) Crumpler, Woody Lacey Goode, Douglas Goode; nieces, Racquel (Kenny) Meury, Delores (Don) Fox, Pam Crumpler, Brucie Goode, and Kitty Goode.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Feb. 13, at 11 a.m. in the McDonald and Son Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow. Visitation will be held Tuesday, Feb. 12, from 6-8 p.m.
Condolences may be expressed online at www.mcdonaldandson.com.
McDonald and Son Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.
McDonald and Son Funeral Home and Crematory - Cumming
150 Sawnee Drive Cumming, GA 30040
Published in Forsyth County News from Feb. 11 to Feb. 14, 2013