John Allen Wood
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ADVANCE - John Allen Wood, 49, of Advance, passed away Monday, April 8, 2013.
He was born Jan. 1, 1964, in Davie County. He graduated from Davie County High School in 1982, and continued on to receive a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from East Carolina University in 1986.
John was married to Angelia Frye Wood on June 18, 1988; they were married almost 25 years. They welcomed three wonderful boys, Jacob, Joshua and Elijah. He was excited to have his own basketball team. John was the best dad and husband any one could ask for. He would do anything for his family.
John was always cutting up and entertaining at work and with family and friends. He was known to always have a smile on his face. John was never too busy to speak to others.
He worked as an agent for Johnson Insurance Company for 24 years. In his work, as well as his personal time, John was an advocate for the elderly and wanted to make sure that they and all he encountered received the best possible service and friendship.
He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially at the beach. John loved attending his son's ball games and watching sports. He was also a charter member of Hillsdale United Methodist Church and a member of the Smith Grove Ruritan. Through his battle with cancer, John became a witness for Christ to others and gave hope to others facing their own challenges.
John is survived by his wife, Angelia Wood; three sons, Jacob, Joshua and Elijah; his parents, Don and Sarah Wood of Mocksville; his brother, Harold Wood (Amy) of Mocksville; his sisters, Karen Bullard (John) of North Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Denise Wells (Billy) of Statesville; his in-laws, Pete and Gail Frye of Mocksville; sisters-in-law Robin McCarson (Shannon) and Melinda Phillips (Eric); his nieces and nephews, Emily, Cory, Austin, Anna, Rachel, Leah, Ethan, Karianne, Alex, Aspen, Kaleb and Charleigh; along with many, many other family and friends.
John will be greatly missed by many.
Service and Visitation: A funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m., Thursday, April 11, at Hillsdale United Methodist Church in Advance with the Rev. Jerry Webb and the Rev. Ken Furches officiating. The family will receive friends at the church immediately following the service. A private burial will be held in Rose Cemetery, Mocksville.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be considered for an educational fund set up at State Employees Credit Union, 1235 Yadkinville Road, Mocksville, NC 27028 - Memo: Education fund for the sons of John Allen Wood.
The family would like to thank everyone for their thoughts, prayers, friendship and support during this difficult time.
Funeral arrangements are being handled by Eaton Funeral Service, Mocksville.
Online condolences may be made at www.eatonfuneralservice.com
Published in Salisbury Post on Apr. 10, 2013