William Robert Wood, 82, a lifelong resident of Prince George County, passed away suddenly on Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, at his residence.
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Mr. Wood was a retired farmer and a lifelong member of Gary's United Methodist Church. More than anything, he loved spending time outdoors. He enjoyed working in his vegetable garden, hunting, riding his four-wheeler and taking care of his birds, especially his purple martins. He was also a member of the "Reams Rockers," a group of men who met at Reams Station just to sit and talk. Mr. Wood was preceded in death by his parents, Jordan Alley and Mary Haskins Wood; brother, Jordan Edward Wood; sister, Rebecca Wood Farmer; and brother-in-law, Jim Yost.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Martha W. Wood; daughters, Inez W. Tyrcha and husband, John E. Tyrcha, and Brenda Wood; grandchildren, Johnathan David Tyrcha, and Tiffany D. Ashton and husband, Tim; great-grandchildren, John William Tyrcha and Makayla Grace Ashton; sister, Josephine Wood Yost; brother-in-law, Harry Byrd Farmer; sister-in-law, Mary Clary Wood; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, at the Petersburg Chapel of J.T. Morriss & Son Funeral Home & Cremation Service with the Revs. Henry Butler and Stuart Wood officiating. Interment will follow at Southlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Gary's UMC, 13501 Sunnybrook Road, Petersburg, VA 23805, or Prince George Emergency Crew, P.O. Box 308, Prince George, VA 23875. Condolences may be registered at www.jtmorriss.com.
J T Morriss & Son Funeral Home & Crematory Service
103 S Adams St
Petersburg, VA 23803
Published in The Progress-Index on Feb. 19, 2014