William Wood

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Wood, William E. (Bill)


William E. Wood (Bill), passed away quietly at home surrounded by family on April 17, 2017. He was born in Littlefield, TX, on May 19, 1931 to Ruth and Ernest Wood. Bill served in the United States Army and was honorably discharged, met and married his lovely wife, Wanda Lackey on December 19, 1953.

William and Wanda had a cherished son, Brian in 1965. They were married for 63 fun and happy years. Bill worked for the AT & SF railroad where he was a switchman, brakeman and conductor, retiring after 40 years of service. He was a handyman, tinkerer, inventor, writer & avid book reader.

He was preceded in death by his father, mother and brother, Tommy Wood; sisters, Bea Brannan, Linda Gladwell and Betty Dixon.

Bill is survived by his wife, Wanda; son, Brian; sisters, Cecelia Massey, Alice Townsley; brother, Ty Wood; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

There was no one with a kinder heart. We are so lucky to have had him in our lives.

Services will take place May 19, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Belen Church of Christ at 10 Golf Road, Belen 87002.

Please sign Bill's online tribute at


Romero Funeral Home

609 N. Main St. Belen, NM.

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Published in Albuquerque Journal on May 7, 2017