June 15, 1940 - July 18, 2021
Raymond Grey "Buddy" Wood Jr. passed away unexpectedly at his residence in early hours of Sunday July 18, 2021.
Buddy Wood was born to the late Raymond G. Wood Sr. and Edith Pridemore Wood on June 15, 1940, in the Cotton Hill neighborhood of Lynchburg, Virginia. His childhood memories were those of sunny days playing sports with his friends in fields of Cotton Hill neighborhood, where he was raised. A love of sports followed him his entire life and he was an avid supporter of UVa athletics.
He graduated from E.C. Glass High School and served in the Virginia National Guard. He spent his entire career at GE/Ericsson serving in a wide range of roles from the shipping docks through materials planning. Upon retirement he found his way to London Downs Golf Course where he cut tee boxes and was a member of the Seniors Group.
In addition to his parents, Buddy was preceded in death by his brother, B.H. Wood. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Mary Wood; a son, Jeff Wood and his wife, Keena; and a daughter, Kelly Reichard and her husband, Dan. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Ryleigh and Coleman Wood; and Ethan, Ella, Holden and Gabrielle Reichard.
The family will receive visitors at Heritage Funeral Service and Crematory, 427 Graves Mill Road, on Saturday, July 24, 2021, at 12 p.m. A memorial service will follow at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Heritage Funeral Service with Dr. Dan Reichard officiating.
A reception will follow the service at the Wood residence in Lynchburg.
Heritage Funeral Service and Crematory, (434) 239-2405 is assisting the family. Memories and thoughts may be shared with the family at www.heritagefuneralandcremation.com
Published by The News & Advance on Jul. 21, 2021.