F.L. Wood F.L. Wood, 90 of Visalia, California passed away on Monday, October 29, 2012 in Visalia, California. F.L. was born in Polk County, Arkansas on December 19, 1921 to Luther and Frances Wood. He married his high school sweetheart, Inez Watkins on January 14, 1942. F. L. served during World War II with the United States Army 746 Tanker Division on Omaha Beach and was awarded a Bronze Star, a Good Conduct Medal and seven major battle stars. He retired from Dairyman's Creamery in 1984. F.L. was preceded in death by his wife, Inez Wood, his parents Luther C. Wood and Barbara Frances Wood; his brother, Devereaux Wood and his sister Wanda Mae Wood. F.L. is survived by his three sisters, Willah Hoover of Texarkana, TX, Imah Johnson (Ray) of Pangburn, AR and Armel Carroll (Bob) of Bluggton, SC; nieces, Norma Cederlof, Mary Carroll Davis, and Janice Thrash and nephews, Bruce Hoover, Doug Johnson and Stephen Carroll. Visitation will be held on Saturday, November 3, 2012 at 2 p.m. followed by a memorial service at 3 p.m. at Miller Memorial Chapel, 1120 W. Goshen Avenue, Visalia, CA. Burial will be held at the Chowchilla Cemetery on Monday, November 5, 2012 at 12 Noon. Tributes and condolences may be offered at www.miller chapel.com. Arrangements entrusted to Miller Memorial Chapel, 1120 W. Goshen Avenue, Visalia, CA 93291 (559) 732-8371.
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Published in Visalia Times-Delta on Nov. 2, 2012