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Carrol Wood


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Carrol Wood Obituary

Carrol James "C.J." Wood passed away peacefully at his home in Alamogordo on Dec. 30, 2014.

C.J. was born Dec. 18, 1933, in his family home near Cloudcroft to Reuben and Mae Wood. He was raised in the Cloudcroft area and graduated from Cloudcroft High School in 1951.
During the Korean War, he served in the Navy until 1956. In 1954, he married his sweetheart Edna Eryl Dove. Their twin boys were born in 1955 while the couple was stationed in Corpus Christi, Texas. In 1956, he and Edna moved back to the family land near Cloudcroft, where they raised their growing family. He remained in the area his entire life, watching his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren grow.
C.J. worked at the Holloman test track until his retirement in 1988. After this he focused on his construction business. He was active with the Mayhill Baptist Church, eventually remodeling the church building.
He worked on several buildings at Sivell's Baptist Camp as well. He served on the Cloudcroft School Board from 1969 until 1973.

C.J. is survived by his wife Edna Wood; his four children Jesse Wood and his wife Carol, James Wood and his wife Susan, Kathy (Wood) Grant, and Cynthia (Wood) Buttram and her husband Terry; one nephew, Chet Wood; eight grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

His mother and father, his twin brother Harold Jesse Wood, his brother Lewis Chester Wood, and one grandchild, Jedidiah Robert Wood, preceded him in death.

There will be a viewing from 9-10 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 2, 2015, at the Mayhill Baptist Church.
Funeral services will follow at the church at 10 a.m., with interment at the Mountain Acres Cemetery.
The reception will be held at the church.
Pallbearers include Jason Wood, Erik Buttram, John Bookout, Martin Chabot, Shannon Nunn, and John Roy Nunn. Honorary pallbearers include John Posey, Ray Brown, Norman Lane, and David Swope.

In lieu of flowers, friends may make a memorial contribution to Mayhill Baptist Church.

The Wood family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Hamilton-O'Dell Funeral Home to direct the services.
To sign the online register book, please visit www.hamiltonodell.com.
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Jan. 1 to Jan. 31, 2015
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