William Wood

CROWN CITY, Ohio — William Harold Wood, 83, of Crown City, (Mercerville) died Sunday, March 23, 2014, at his residence.

Born April 14, 1930, in Cadmus, Ohio, he was the son of the late Charles William "Bill" and Margaret Alban Wood. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two infant siblings.

Harold was a retired truck driver and also formerly worked on the river. He attended Cadmus High School and Rio Grande College. He was a member of Nebo Church and attended Mercerville Missionary Baptist Church. He was a member of Patriot Masonic Lodge #496, where he had been a member for more than 58 years. He was also a member of the Scottish Rite Valley, of Columbus, and Antioch Temple Shrine.

Harold is survived by his wife, Joan Dianne Stockwell Wood, whom he married Aug. 10, 1968, in Springfield, Ohio; two children, Laura (Chris) Pennington and Charles (Karen) Wood; three grandchildren, John Wood, Margaret Pennington and Andrew Wood, all of Mercerville; two children from a previous marriage, Scott Wood and his children of Ohio, and Constance Walker and her daughter, Eva, of Arizona; and Harold's dear friends he considered to be family — Alma Stauffer, Ab (Jo) Stauffer and Mike (Peggy) Stauffer. There are also two stepsons whom he thought the world of — John Johnson, who preceded him in death, and Harold and Dennis Johnson.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday March 27, 2014, at Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home with Pastor Dean Warner officiating. Burial will follow in Salem Baptist Cemetery. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at the funeral home.

Masonic services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home by Patriot Lodge #496. Following the committal service on Thursday, there will be a time of food and fellowship at Mercerville Missionary Baptist Church.

An online guest registry is available at waugh-halley-wood.com.

Funeral Home

Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home - Gallipolis
810 2nd. Avenue  Gallipolis, OH 45631

Published in Gallipolis Daily Tribune from Mar. 24 to Mar. 25, 2014