Gregory Wood
1950 - 2021
Gregory Wood
May 16, 1950 - October 4, 2021
Tacoma, Washington - Gregory Wood, a lifelong resident of Tacoma, the city he loved, died at age 71 on Oct. 4 after battling multiple health issues over the past ten years.
Greg was born in Tacoma in 1950 and after serving in the Army and fighting in the Vietnam War he worked at a number of jobs. One of his first ones was working at Tacoma Boat as he got the job from his step dad, Alf Dahl.
His favorite job was driving semi trucks on long haul, driving across the country and piling up thousands of miles. He loved seeing the beauty of the country and liked talking about his trips. His adventures produced great memories and stories.
Traveling only increased his love for the Puget Sound where he enjoyed scuba diving, biking and capturing photos of its splendor.
Greg graduated from Wilson High School in 1968 and swam on the school's successful swim team that won 25 straight state titles. He liked talking about Wilson's coach Dick Hannuala.
Greg is the second of four siblings in his family. His father, Glenn Wood, and his mother, Beverley Dahl, and his step dad, Alf Dahl, preceded him in death. He is survived by his brother Gary Wood (Lana) of Niceville, Florida, sister Connie Wood Werner of Gig Harbor, and brother Gail Wood (Mary) of Lacey. He's also survived by four nephews Matt, Bryan, Paul and Austin.
Greg had one daughter, Stephanie, who was the love of his life. Stephanie loves sharing stories about her father, reflecting on his humor and the fun times they had together.
In May 2020, Greg moved into Life Manor, a retirement home that is run by the church he grew up going to – First Assembly. He enjoyed his time there. And now he's home, in heaven, reunited with his mom and his dad.

Published by News Tribune (Tacoma) on Oct. 17, 2021.
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