Wednesday, August 29, 2012

George Gilbert Wood 1913-1986

George Gilbert Wood was born a son of Ruffus E. Wood and Murtle (Barnard) Wood on May 4, 1913 in Garden City, Mo.  He departed this life October 23, 1986 at St. John’s Hospital having attained the age of 73 years,5 months 19 days.

He was united in marriage to Nellie Mae (Massey) June 3, 1935 and to this union 4 children were born.

George lived most of his life in the state of Missouri, except for 15 years in the state of California where he worked as a journeyman welder.  George and his family have been a resident of Pulaski County since April, 1959.

He enjoyed fishing and worked as a guide on the Lake of the Ozarks for several years.

He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Services were held Sunday, October 26, 1986 at 2:00 p.m. in the Waynesville memorial Chapel with Rev. Bill Tallant officiating.  Burial was in the Palace Cemetery under the direction of Waynesville Memorial Chapel.  Music was furnished by Dorothy Moore.  Those serving as escorts were: George Hill, Gerald McCoy, Roger McCoy, Rolla McCoy, Carl McGee and Larry Thornhill.

He is survived by his wife Nellie of Richland; 2 sons Richard and Don of Laquey, Missouri; 2 daughters Velda Clubb of Coolidge, Arizona and Viola Carson of Winfield, Missouri; 4 brothers, Clyde of the state of Kansas, Leonard of Camdenton, Mo., Merele and Jack of the state of Washington; 1 sister Mary Lou Thurmerdo of the state of Texas; Sixteen grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends.

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